On the third day of Love's Advent series, the magazine gifted us with a greased up Emily Ratajkowski dangling spaghetti over her cleavage. Directed by Phil Poynter, the clip depicts the 26-year-old model and actress carbo-loading in a staggeringly seductive red Agent Provocateur lingerie set complete with stockings and suspenders. The second the pasta scene begins, she purposefully grabs a giant pile of spaghetti and starts playfully sucking on the noodles and rubbing the strings of starch onto her chest. Ratajkowski goes on to bathe in the Italian dish as she splays her (olive) oiled-up body over a messy table of spaghetti and meatballs.
Towards the beginning of the video, a voiceover prompts: "Another problem that has never really been settled, how to eat spaghetti gracefully," whereby Ratajkowski, who is no stranger to posting near-nudes on her Instagram, will show us how it's done.
And in keeping with Love's Advent #staystrong theme of female empowerment, Ratajkowski’s pasta-eating is a way of owning her sex appeal: "To me, female sexuality and sexiness, no matter how conditioned it may be by a patriarchal ideal, can be incredibly empowering for a woman if she feels it is empowering to her," the quote attributed to Ratajkowski reads. "I'm tired of having to consider how I might be perceived by men if I wear the short skirt or post a sexy Instagram. I want to do what I want to do. Feminism isn't about adjusting, it's about freedom and choice."