Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves

Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves

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Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves by Crystal Renn

Now available in paperback, Hungry is an uplifting memoir with a universal message about body image, beauty, and self-confidence, and an inspiring, cautionary tale for women of all ages.

At fourteen, I was a regular junior high school student in Clinton, Mississippi, when a modeling scout told me: You could be a supermodel...but you'll have to lose a little weight.

For glamour, fame, and escape, I lost seventy pounds.

This is a photo of me at sixteen, when I signed a big modeling contract, moved to New York City, and started traveling around the world.

It is also when I developed a ferocious case of anorexia and exercise bulimia.

Until I decided enough was enough—I wanted to live.

And so I ate. And ate.

Offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the modeling industry, as well as a trenchant look at our weight-obsessed culture, Hungry is an inspiring and cautionary tale that will resonate with anyone who has battled society’s small-minded definitions of beauty.

This is me now, the leading plus-size model in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439101247
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 231
Sales rank: 850,052
Product dimensions: 9.16(w) x 5.92(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Crystal Renn is the leading plus-size model in America. At twenty-two years of age, she has appeared in four international editions of Vogue; starred in a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign; served as the final model in Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Spring pret-a-porter show in a diaphanous, flower-strewn gown that Gaultier designed specifically for her curvaceous figure; was the cover girl on an international edition of Harper's Bazaar; appeared on The Tyra Banks Show, The View and The Oprah Winfrey Show; and has been photographed by Steven Meisel, Ellen von Unwerth, Steven Meisel, Ruven Afanador and Patrick Demarchelier. Renn lives in Brooklyn.

Marjorie Ingall is a contributing writer at Self magazine and a columnist for The Forward. She has written for many other magazines, including The New York Times, Glamour, Redbook, Seventeen, Ms., Food & Wine, Wired, and the late, lamented Sassy, where she was the senior writer and health editor. At Sassy, she won several awards for health and social issues coverage. She is the author of The Field Guild to North American Males, the co-author of a sex-ed book for teenagers, Smart Sex and a former writer/producer at the Oxygen TV network.

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browneyedgirlMA More than 1 year ago
Crystal Renn's fascinating biography tells the tale of a young teenage girl drawn to the glamorous, heady world of high-fashion. Always a "normal" weight for her height, modeling agents, agency executives and photographers warned her that unless she lost an extreme amount of weight, though beautiful and photogenic as she was, she would never get work in the world of high-fashion modeling. Renn, like many girls in the modeling industry embarked on a severe weight loss regimen that involved extreme calorie reduction and endless cycles of exercise. She quickly developed a devastating eating disorder, but she continued her persuit of success in the high-fashion modeling world. Finally at her breaking point, Renn decides to feed herself and take care of herself properly, Though she was afraid she might never model again, she made a priority of saving her life. Much to her surprise, once she embraced the woman she really was, she found success and happiness beyond her wildest dreams. Read Crystal Renn's story to join in her joy of loving herself as she is and finding love for your true self!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I completely connected to Crystal in this book. I felt like she took parts of my own life and put it into this book. I love the fashion industry and want to be a model so bad, and until I read this book, I thought I had to starve myself in order to fit into the mold of the average "straight size" model. So, that's what I did: I starved myself. Only, I lost alot more weight, a lot faster, than Crystal did, and it took everything in me not to eat, not to exercise and to try to stay that size...until I fainted at work and was sent to the hospital. Now, like Crystal, I'm a healthy size 12 and I love my body now more than ever. And, like Crystal, I want to become a top plus-size model. Getting just this little glimpse itno Crysal's world was amazing and inspiring. I wish I found this book earlier in my life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writing is okay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont read books often because i loose interest in many quickly. My personal interests are modeling, and fashion. This author had me hooked from the beginning!! I could not put it down! :) All the information about the industry is so true! I definetly would recomend this to anyone who's interested in modeling and fashion.
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Crystal is brilliant. Her strength and will power arre just amazing. I have resad this book 3 times now. Still my favorite work written.Defintely recommend this to everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooooo good and inspiering
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not normally one for memoirs, but this one was thoughtfully written and tastefully done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book a year ago, when I was not feeling so great about my body. It seriously changed my whole perspective on beauty. This book made me realize that everyone has characteristics that make them beautiful.
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