We have to hand it to Crystal Renn, who remains resolutely calm in the face of constant body scrutiny. Today's ridiculousness? She's featured on Vogue Italy's website shooting an ad campaign for high-end plus-size designer Marina Rinaldi with fellow "plus" model (and new mom) Kate Dillon. Flip over to the Daily Mail, and she's featured at the Metropolitan Opera opening night as (their words) "now virtually unrecognisable from her days of 'big' modelling." Sigh.
We reached out to Crystal's rep, but she's not commenting on her weight anymore. We can't really blame her. Here's the thing. Weight fluctuates, and what you wear and how you're photographed can add or subtract ten pounds. But that isn't even the point.
When are we going to stop demonizing changes in women's bodies? It happens whether you get bigger or smaller. Crystal is celebrated for being a "real" woman (if an incredibly gorgeous one) and then bashed for perceived weight loss. Then you have Jennifer Hudson, who's celebrated for getting smaller and smaller. That's just one example. We want our celebs to be "just like us," but get pissed off when they're not.
Maybe we should just be celebrating that Crystal has the chops and ability to pull off many different modeling gigs. It's called being good at your job. (Rant over.)