The transformation is Crystal clear: No sign of plus-size model that captured the world as ultra thin Renn covers Schon! magazine
16:52 GMT, 18 April 2012
Crystal Renn made a name for herself challenging pre-conceived notions of body image in the fashion industry.
But with her newly bleached blonde hair and ultra-thin frame,it seems she has also succumbed to the standard image of beauty.
Crystal has lost an extraordinary amount
of weight since she hit the catwalk as a plus-size model in 2006, becoming virtually unrecognisable – and judging by her latest cover, she shows no signs of returning to her former self.
Who's that girl Crystal Renn covers magazine Schon! in a gold mirrored body suit
Renn was scouted in her home town of
Clinton, Mississippi when she was just 14 years old.
She was then told she would need to lose a third of her total body
weight in order to have a successful career.
But after years of battling with anorexia, she gained 70 pounds
and re-emerged as a plus-size model.
She even penned a book called Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite,
Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves, about her experiences in
the fashion industry in relation to her several body type
In it, Crystal revealed how she developed an eating disorder and in a typical day would eat lettuce and vegetables all day long while going on up to 10 castings.
Shadow of her former self: Former plus size model Crystal Renn is
unrecognisable after losing even more weight and dyeing her hair blonde
She also had an obsessive gym habit and would workout for three to four hours minimum and sometimes even up to eight hours.
But she credits her recent weight loss to taking up
hiking and yoga.
But it seems not everyone in the industry is supportive of her new figure.
Model Magazine Editor-in-Chief Madeline Jones told RadarOnline.com: 'Everyone rallied around her and now she’s turned against us. We have been betrayed by her.
'Crystal was the biggest plus size supermodel in our era and a lot of readers aspired to be like her. We supported her one hundred percent.
In response, Renn said:
'I've been a double-zero, children's clothes, at 95 pounds, and I've
been all the way up to a size 16 and everything in between.
I’m] a 6, 8, sometimes a 10 depending on what designer I'm wearing.
that's an interesting place to be in fashion, where extremes are the