Bristol, United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 23, 2009 -- Women who starve themselves in the hope of becoming a model are going about it the wrong way, if Crystal Rennâs story is anything to go by. The amazing path that Renn has taken on the way to her current highly successful modelling career [http://www.modelsdirect.com/ourmodelssay-select.html] just goes to show that we look our best when we are healthy and comfortable in our natural healthy body shape.
Damian OâConnor, Managing Director at UK modelling agency Models Direct, believes that the more widely known Rennâs story is, the better. âWe meet a lot of young women who are concerned that they will not be able to work as a model because of their body shape,â says OâConnor. âThey see so many very tall, skinny models in magazines and catwalks and think that thatâs just not them.â
âWhen she was younger, Crystal Renn felt this way too. But in fact she has been able to enjoy an incredibly successful modelling career without conforming to the popular fashion model stereotype,â says OâConnor.
Crystal Renn is now one of the most successful plus sized models in the business. But when she started in the modelling industry at the age of 14, she was told by an agent that while her face was pretty, she would have to lose weight if she really wanted to make it.
She then set out to diet and exercise her way down to an unnaturally low weight. But she was fighting her own genetics. Her skin and hair lost its condition, and she didnât feel herself.
It was only when she got a new agent that she started eating normally again, her body regained its natural proportions, and she embarked on her highly successful career as a plus sized model. Her modelling career really took off when the was selected as the plus girl in American Vogue.
âPeople look their best at their natural healthy weight,â says OâConnor. âRennâs road to becoming a model [http://www.modelsdirect.com/find_a_model/index.html] is great proof of that.â
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