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"Plus-size" model Crystal Renn shocked readers last week when photos of her looking exceptionally slim surfaced on her agency's website. After struggling with an eating disorder and becoming one of the most editorially successful plus-size models in recent memory, Renn's sudden, gaunt appearance seemed like a stark departure from the body-acceptance line she'd been touting for so long.
Turns out, Renn says, she was a victim of Photoshop. She told Glamour: "I look like me; I look strong. But in the new pictures...well, that body doesn’t look like my body. It doesn’t. Having had an eating disorder, I know what that very thin body looks like on me, and it's not something I find attractive. It's not something I aspire to."
It's been previously suggested that Renn had been Photoshopped to look bigger in some of her plus-size images and editorials. Bigger, smaller, broader, thinner, blame Photoshop.
· Crystal Renn on Her Skinny Photos: "I Don't Look Like That" [Glamour]
· Is Crystal Renn Downsizing? The before and after gallery, here. [Racked]