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Hungry: 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. And then: But you'll have to lose a little weight. For glamour, fame, and escape, I lost 70 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, and began to lose my hair, develop frequent bruises, and experience frequent heart palpitations. And still my body refused to remain a size zero. As my weight rebelled, my mania escalated. I experimented with diet drugs and fainted between casting calls, slumping to the sidewalk of Madison Avenue.

Until one day I realized that if I wanted to live, I could no longer starve. I had to get off the crazy-making treadmill. I had to nourish my body and feed my soul. So I ate. And ate. And I returned to my natural size 12 — the size of the average American and the size I was when I really made it big.

This is a photo of me at eighteen, when I became one of the most successful models in the industry today.

Hungry charts the rise, fall, and rise of Crystal Renn, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the modeling industry, as well as a trenchant look at our weight-obsessed culture. In this testament to the power of authenticity, Renn illustrates the ways in which the fashion industry is slowly changing and exposes the cold truths about size and sizeism.

An inspiring and cautionary tale, Hungry will resonate with anyone who has battled society's small-minded definitions of beauty.

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An inspiring tale for women of all ages, "Hungry" is an uplifting memoir with a universal message about body image, beauty, and self-confidence.

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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.

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Crystal Renn is the leading plus-size model in America. She has appeared in four international editions of Vogue (an unheard of triumph for a plus-size model); 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; has been photographed by Steven Meisel, Ellen Von Unwerth, Steven Meisel, Ruven Afanador and Patrick Demarchelier. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Greg Vrecenak, an English teacher at a public high school.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.

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Bshanno08, January 26, 2010 (view all comments by Bshanno08)
I don't read many books but I saw this book on tv and in my Glamor magazine and was interested in the subject of loving your body no matter what size, so I figured I would take a chance and read it. I must say this book is the best! I never talk about books let alone write comments on books, but I recommend this book to any women or girl out there. It puts your mind into perspective about not only your own image of your self but the world around you and how peoples weight has taken over our minds and our culture. It opened my mind up to the fact that life is to short to worry so much about how your body looks, that we our selves are our worst critics, and that you shouldn't have to starve yourself of the things that make you happy. Again, I recommend this book and I know that it will make you think twice about trying to start some dumb fad diet or exercise program! Crystal Renn is an amazing person and she did a great job at telling her own life's journey! I give it 2 thumbs up for sure!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439101230
Author:
Renn, Crystal
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
With:
Ingall, Marjorie
Author:
Ingall, Marjorie
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Overweight women
Subject:
Models (Persons) -- United States.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 2009
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
231
Dimensions:
9.26x6.46x.98 in. 1.06 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An inspiring tale for women of all ages, "Hungry" is an uplifting memoir with a universal message about body image, beauty, and self-confidence.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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