Hungry by Crystal Renn
A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves

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AT FOURTEEN, I WAS A REGULAR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IN CLINTON, MISSISSIPPI, WHEN A MODELING SCOUT TOLD ME: YOU COULD BE A SUPERMODEL . . . BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO LOSE A LITTLE WEIGHT.

FOR GLAMOUR, FAME, AND ESCAPE, I LOST SEVENTY POUNDS.

This is a photo of me at SIXTEEN, when I signed a big modeling contract, moved to New York City, and started traveling around the world.

It is also when I developed a ferocious case of anorexia and exercise bulimia.

Until I decided enough was enough—I wanted to live.

And so I ate. And ate.

Offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the modeling industry, as well as a trenchant look at our weight-obsessed culture, Hungry is an inspiring and cautionary tale that will resonate with anyone who has battled society’s small-minded definitions of beauty.

This is me NOW, the leading plus-size model in America.
 

About Crystal Renn

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Crystal Renn is the leading plus-size model in America. At twenty-two years of age, she has appeared in four international editions of Vogue; starred in a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign; served as the final model in Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Spring pret-a-porter show in a diaphanous, flower-strewn gown that Gaultier designed specifically for her curvaceous figure; was the cover girl on an international edition of Harper's Bazaar; appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, The View and The Oprah Winfrey Show; and has been photographed by Steven Meisel, Ellen von Unwerth, Steven Meisel, Ruven Afanador and Patrick Demarchelier. Renn lives in Brooklyn. Marjorie Ingall is a contributing writer at Self magazine and a columnist for The Forward. She has written for many other magazines, including The New York Times, Glamour, Redbook, Seventeen, Ms., Food & Wine, Wired, and the late, lamented Sassy, where she was the senior writer and health editor. At Sassy, she won several awards for health and social issues coverage. She is the author of The Field Guild to North American Males, the co-author of a sex-ed book for teenagers, Smart Sex and a former writer/producer at the Oxygen TV network.
 
Published September 3, 2009 by Simon & Schuster. 276 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Pajiba

Returning to the size her body is built to be, a size 12 (which is currently the average size for women in the US), is when she is finally able to take control of her career and be confident in a way she never was when she was constantly dieting and exercising past the point of exhaustion to main...

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Persephone Magazine

The central thesis — that by breaking free of the rigid, unoriginal expectations of starvation for the sake of beauty, and by embracing her body’s natural size in a healthful manner, her career suddenly skyrocketed — posits a fascinating position: that it’s not only the responsible thing for the ...

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Bust Magazine

But those with healthy bodies will rejoice at Renn's recovery: after nearly losing her mind, Renn quit her obsessive exercising and started eating.

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