Model and actress says it is best to simply ‘accept and understand’ how the world sees her
‘I wasn’t just famous; I was famously sexy’: Model Emily Ratajkowski on the dangers of being desired
Model Emily Ratajkowski has warned her peers about the dangers of being sought after.
The actress and model has published an essay for Glamour magazine in which she reveals her family helped her to “appreciate the importance of balance”.
She said her stunning good looks made it easier to manage in an age when “huge parts of society demand that you turn out like everyone else”.
The Inglourious Basterds star said she does not blame her fans who see her as attractive and would love to pursue her.
However, she said many still misunderstand her. “My body type always worked for the runway and the camera: skinny legs, chest, core – every body part that could be considered sexy,” she wrote.
“But in this confusing and confusing world, the number on a scale can tell so much more about a woman than what her personality is or who she is as a person.
“We too often only understand ourselves through how we are perceived by other people,” she added.
The 27-year-old, who made her film debut at the age of 18 in Gone Girl, wrote that even her big breaks had been the result of a lucky break.
“Even though I was driven, I always didn’t have the words to articulate my happiness. I was driven, that’s what you call it,” she said.
“I don’t have this desire to push myself – it’s much more than that. I’m not just famous; I was famously sexy, but I wasn’t just famous; I was famously sexy.
“I was constantly desired – male, female, famous, unknown, and I’ve accepted that this is the world we live in. Accepting and understanding that comes with the territory.”