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Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of Curvesby Crystal Renn
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AT andlt;Bandgt;FOURTEENandlt;/Bandgt;, I WAS A REGULAR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IN CLINTON, MISSISSIPPI, WHEN A MODELING SCOUT TOLD ME: YOU COULD BE A SUPERMODEL . . . BUT YOUand#8217;LL HAVE TO LOSE A LITTLE WEIGHT. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;FOR GLAMOUR, FAME, AND ESCAPE, I LOST SEVENTY POUNDS. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt;This is a photo of me at andlt;Bandgt;SIXTEENandlt;/Bandgt;, when I signed a big modeling contract, moved to New York City, and started traveling around the world. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;It is also when I developed a ferocious case of anorexia and exercise bulimia. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Until I decided enough was enoughand#8212;I wanted to live. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;And so I ate. And ate. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the modeling industry, as well as a trenchant look at our weight-obsessed culture, andlt;Iandgt;Hungry andlt;/Iandgt;is an inspiring and cautionary tale that will resonate with anyone who has battled societyand#8217;s small-minded definitions of beauty. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This is me andlt;Bandgt;NOWandlt;/Bandgt;, the leading plus-size model in America.
An inspiring tale for women of all ages, Hungry is an uplifiting memoir with a universal message about body image, beauty and self-confidence.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Crystal Rennandlt;/bandgt; is the leading plus-size model in America.andnbsp;At twenty-two years of age,andnbsp;she has appeared in four international editions of andlt;iandgt;Vogueandlt;/iandgt;; starred in a Dolce andamp; Gabbana ad campaign; served as the final model in Jean-Paul Gaultierand#8217;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 andlt;iandgt;Harper's Bazaarandlt;/iandgt;; appeared on andlt;iandgt;The Tyra Banks Show, The Viewandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Oprah Winfrey Showandlt;/iandgt;; and has been photographed by Steven Meisel, Ellen von Unwerth, Steven Meisel, Ruven Afanador and Patrick Demarchelier.andnbsp;Renn lives in Brooklyn.andlt;Bandgt;Marjorie Ingallandlt;/Bandgt; is a contributing writer at andlt;iandgt;Selfandlt;/iandgt; magazine and a columnist for andlt;iandgt;The Forwardandlt;/iandgt;. She has written for many other magazines, including andlt;iandgt;The New York Times, Glamour, Redbook, Seventeen, Ms., Food andamp; Wine, Wired,andlt;/iandgt; and the late, lamented andlt;iandgt;Sassyandlt;/iandgt;, 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 andlt;iandgt;The Field Guild to North American Males, andlt;/iandgt;the co-author of a sex-ed book for teenagers, andlt;iandgt;Smart Sexandlt;/iandgt; and a former writer/producer at the Oxygen TV network.
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