The Cut caught up with model and HuffPost Game Changer Crystal Renn at last week's Lingerie NY show and Renn shared that she found the latex pasties she had just donned "very sexy." She remarked, "When people wear short skirts and all that, that's not my type of sexy....I must give off some dominatrix-type energy. I'm like, "What is the message people are trying to say by hiring me all the time as the dominatrix?'"
Renn also revealed that she doesn't often wear bras or underwear:
Being someone who doesn't tend to wear undergarments -- and I'm so sorry for anyone who might be offended by my eccentric ways -- but when I do wear it, I make sure it's a special occasion, and I wear it as a special thing, feeling special, so therefore the effect is stronger than ever. As opposed to every day, feeling the effect. Special times, special measures.
But she hasn't always felt sexy in lingerie. She told The Cut that when she was stick-thin she hated wearing lingerie and "didn't want to be naked on sets. God, a runway? Absolutely not. I would have called my agent and run home. I think it's about setting your standards to something that's attainable. You know, don't set a size zero as someone you look up to in lingerie. Look for someone who kind of looks like you. You can be beautiful at any size, and that matters. And then the lingerie, that's just the accent."
She also had a message for those who say that, as the poster girl for plus-sized models, she's lost too much weight:
But then if I gained weight for them, that would be called a binge-eating disorder. And, you know, a lot happened to me in the last year. About a year and a half ago, I had a lot of personal things going on. And I went hiking and I wanted to get my shit together. I wanted to take care of myself. [....] In the past, I avoided exercise because it brought back terrible feelings. I wasn't ready. And I was scared that maybe I was going to be addicted again. That's a fear that goes through your mind, whenever you're getting over an addiction or a disease like anorexia.
For the rest of the conversation, head to The Cut.