My sisters and I have been discussing Crystal Renn’s book “Hungry” lately. We all read it after reading Portai di Rossi’s memoir, which is called “Unbearable Lightness” (but should just be called “Unbearable”).
It’s interesting, reading memoirs about the struggles of image and eating, from different women with different perspectives. These books have definitely been a springboard for important discussions between myself and the women in my life.
So when my roomate heard that we’d read “Hungry” and said, “You know, Crystal Renn is thin again”, it made me curious.
She’s lost a lot of weight again, and is being criticized. Again.
So in the following interviews and videos, she tries to justify herself. It’s kind of fascinating because she’s basically become a spokesperson for eating disorder awareness, whether she intended to or not. And the attention doesn’t fall on the important issue, but rather on how she looks today. I wonder what it’s like to have to rely on your looks for your livelihood. I bet there are days when she doesn’t want to justify her looks to anyone anymore. I’m not sure how I feel about it all…I just find it interesting that she’s in a no-win situation. And that she chooses to stay there. It must be hard.
The article, along with several videos about her ups and downs (career- and weight-wise):