Crystal Renn is Best Known For Modeling and co-authoring the book Hungry.
Born Name Crystal Renn
Nick Name Crystal Renn
Occupation Fashion / Runway Model, Author, Plus-sized model
Born: June 18, 1986, 33 years and 1 months, Miami, Florida, United States
Sun Sign Gemini
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Height 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Measurements 39-32-43 in or 99-81-109 cm. Her measurements and dress size are fluctuating due to the anorexic behavior of her. When she signed as a model, her stats were 36-26-36 in or 91-66-92 cm and dress size was 6 (US)
Bra size 38B
Renn started her modeling career in high fashion at the age of 14 after being spotted by a professional scout in her hometown in Clinton, Mississippi. Renn was told she would need to lose almost a third of her total body weight if she wanted to become a model. Later, after years of anorexia nervosa, Renn reassessed her diet and exercise habits. After gaining 70 pounds (32 kg) and re-emerging as a U.S. size 12, she was re-marketed by her agents as a plus-size model. Renn has authored a book, Hungry: A Young Model Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves, about her experiences in the fashion industry in relation to her several body type transformations.
On June 30, 2007, Renn married her longtime boyfriend Gregory Vrecenak at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan, New York. Fashion portraits of her wedding were taken by photographer Brian Boulos. In mid-2009 the couple ended their marriage. Renn currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
In November 2010, Renn said she had lost weight through hiking and yoga, and that her dress size dropped to a US 8.
Renn has worked repeatedly with notable fashion photographers Ruven Afanador and Steven Meisel. Crystal has enjoyed lucrative contracts with many high-profile plus-size clothing manufacturers such as Lane Bryant, Evans and Torrid.
She has appeared in editorials for American, Australian, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Latin American, and Teen Vogue, Italian Elle, Russian, Australian and American Harper Bazaar, Glamour, V, i-D and Vanity Fair. Renn also appeared in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She has walked the runways for Shiatzy Chen, Chanel, Zac Posen, Vena Cava, Heatherette, Elena Miro, and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Renan has appeared in campaigns for Philipp Plein, Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jimmy Choo, DSquared², Zac Posen, Mango, Liz Claiborne, Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord and Taylor, Nordstrom, and H M.
Renn is also notable for appearing in back-to-back campaigns in 2007 wearing big crayons and regular-sized (not specifically plus-size) clothing for Spanish retailer Mango; her photos appearing amid those of smaller models and without notation regarding her larger size, a rare occurrence in conventional apparel advertising.
In 2011, Renn became the face of the spring/summer campaign for Jimmy Choo and the spring/summer MR Denim Collection by Marina Rinaldi, a plus-size jeans collection.
Renn first book, Hungry, was co-authored by Marjorie Ingall and released on September 8, 2009. Renn reported for Glamour at New York Fashion Week 2010 on the fall collections. As of 2012, Renn yearly income was in the high six figures.
The model is signed to these modeling agencies –
Ford Models – New York
Elite Model Management – Paris
Elite Model Management – London
Next Model Management – Paris (2006-2012)
Ford Models Europe – Paris (2007-2012)
Crystal Renn has walked the ramp for Barney, Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, DSquared², Evans Denim, Fashion Forward, H M, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jimmy Choo, Lane Bryant, Liz Claiborne, Lord and Taylor, Mango, Marina Rinaldi, Nordstrom, Reem Acra fragrance, Saks Fifth Avenue, Samoon by Gerry Weber, Torrid, Zac Posen.
She has not done any of the films other than TV documentaries.
First TV Show
Renn debut appearance on TV was via the talk show The Tyra Banks Show in which she appeared as herself in an episode titled “The Dark Side of Modeling” broadcasted on November 9, 2005.
First Runway Debut
Crystal debut fashion show was Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2006 in which she walked for Elena Miro, Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Renn just does hiking, and yoga (within the house). She does a lot of meditation. This has led her weight (and dress size) to drop from 165 pounds (and size 16) to what is written above.
She describes her style as –
“I like a mix, structured lines with a flowy piece, interesting textures to layer with and one-of-a-kind items. I believe that when you dress, it self expression so I like to play with that.”
Crystal Favorite Things
Food – She loves Japanese cuisine of all. Her favorite food includes Sushi/sashimi, chestnut creme filled rice pastry
Clothes – Rad Hourani vest, Rick Owens tank tops, Comme des Garcons coat, Zac Posen cape
Models – Linda E (as she is multi-talented), Christy Turlington (for her business sense), Kristen McMenamy (for her spirit)
Music Artist – Alela Diane
Star Sign – Gemini, Scorpio
Crystal found success as a plus sized model.
On September 8, 2009, she released her first book, titled Hungry: A Young Model Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves, co-authored by Marjorie Ingall. The book discusses about her experiences within the fashion industry and various body type transformations.
Crystal is good friends with Brad Koenig, Chanel Iman, Tyra Banks, Lisa Cant, Hilary Rhoda, Marquita Pring, Roby Lawley.
She has appeared in 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Her yearly income is in 6 figures, as of 2012.
She commenced modeling at the age of 14.
She had worked hard on her body and in November 2010, she stated that she was successful in weight loss due to her workout, which includes hiking and yoga.
She has graced various magazine covers such as The Times Magazine (US) in 2010, Glamour (USA) in 2010, 10 Magazine (UK) in 2012, Harper Bazaar (Russia) in 2006, Allure (Russia) in 2013, Vogue (Mexico) in 2011 and 2012, Elle (Italy) in 2008, Tush (Germany) in 2011, Vogue Beauty (Japan) in 2011 and many many more.
She likes traveling die to the exotic food, she haves.