Monday, August 27, 2012

Life's A Rollercoaster

Crystal Renn's beauty, intelligence and charisma have kept the fashion industry riveted for close to a decade. Renn's body weight has been well-documented throughout her modelling career, from her early battles with anorexia as a teen to her unprecedented success as a plus-size model. In recent years however, Renn has been the subject of considerable speculation, rumours and criticism over the weight loss which has seen the dynamic model shrinking in stature to a more standard size 8. Renn's weight loss which she attributes to her new found love of hiking and healthier eating practices, has come under fire from fans who had previously seen Renn as a poster child for the plus-size communities.

Renn's appearance in the September 2012 edition of Russian Allure is sure to earn her further ire amongst plus-size supporters with the model looking incredibly svelte with her only curve in sight being the accent of her finely chiselled cheekbones. Photographer Thomas Whiteside captures Renn's new leaner silhouette as she takes in the sights at an amusement park. Renn's agent at Ford Model Management Gary Dakin has been quoted previously by the New York Post as saying "She's just getting into hiking. She's not losing the weight. You know, she's just very, very, very, very healthy." Personally, I have never seen Renn looking stronger, healthier and more confident, and look forward to seeing how the industry responds to her more catwalk friendly frame.

Crystal Renn
Allure Russia - September 2012
Photographer - Thomas Whiteside
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Allure Russia - September 2012
Photographer - Thomas Whiteside
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Allure Russia - September 2012
Photographer - Thomas Whiteside
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Allure Russia - September 2012
Photographer - Thomas Whiteside
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Allure Russia - September 2012
Photographer - Thomas Whiteside
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Allure Russia - September 2012
Photographer - Thomas Whiteside
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Allure Russia - September 2012
Photographer - Thomas Whiteside
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

Allure Russia - September 2012
Photographer - Thomas Whiteside
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

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