Crystal Renn is a top American fashion model and author, born on 18th June 1986 in Miami, Florida. Crystal had started her modeling career in high fashion at the young age of 14. It all began from the moment she was spotted by a professional scout in Clinton, Mississippi, her hometown is where it all began. Crystal Renn had been told that she had to lose almost a third of her body weight to become a model. It was only after many years of anorexia nervosa that Crystal Renn reassessed her exercise and diet habits.
After gaining about 70 pounds (32 kg), Crystal Renn reemerged as a U.S. size 12 model. This is when she took control of her image and how she wanted to look. Her agents remarketed her as a plus-size model. Crystal Renn is a beauty with brains. She is the author of the book Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves.
The book describes Crystal Renn’s experiences in the fashion industry, offering an honest insight into her many body type transformations. Crystal Renn resides in Brooklyn, New York currently.
In November 2010, Crystal Renn said that she managed to lose weight through yoga and hiking. It is during this time that her dress size had dropped to a US 8. Crystal Renn has had a notable career as a fashion model. She has worked with famous fashion photographers Steven Meisel and Ruven Afanador. Moreover, the beautiful model has enjoyed various lucrative contracts with different high-profile plus-size clothing companies like Torrid, Evans and Lane Bryant.
The supermodel has appeared in many editorials for Japanese, Spanish, Latin American, French, Italian, Australian, American Vogue, Australian, Russian and American Harper’s Bazaar, Italian Elle, V, I-D, and also Vanity Fair. She has managed to work for all major magazines.
Crystal Renn has walked for many runways such as for Zac Posen, Chanel, Shiatzy Chen, Elena Miro, Heatherette, Vena Cava and Jean Paul Gaultier. She has also appeared in campaigns for H & M, Nordstrom, Lord’s Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Liz Claiborne, Mango, Zac Posen, DSquared, Jimmy Choo, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Philipp Plein.
Appearing in major back-to-back campaigns in the year 2007, Crystal Renn wore big crayons and regular-sized clothing for the Spanish retailer Mango. She was the face of the Spring/ Summer campaign for Jimmy Choo in 2011.
Crystal Renn is not your average model. She is a writer and so much more. Crystal continues to show fashion designers that she has what is needed in a supermodel.