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Model Crystal Renn is all over StyleCaster this week as part of a week-long editorial project entitled "Crystal Renn: Identity," comprised of videos, photographs and a short interview.
Here are some of our favorite Qs and As from her sit-down with StyleCaster’s Creative Director, Emily Finkbinder:
You're completely determined, and you have one of the strongest work ethics of any model I've seen in the business. Was there something or someone in your past, something in your upbringing, that got you to where you are today?
CR: The thing that created this work ethic in me, this drive, this ambition, I would say is having to overcome impossible odds. Not only in modeling, but also in life. Life sometimes is really hard and I wanted to make something of it. I didn't want to be just some girl in a small town. I had higher aspirations of university, meeting people, traveling the world, experiencing life. I knew that if I was going to do that, I was going to have to work extremely hard to get out of the life I was living before. At 14 years old when I was scouted, I was ready to move to the big city. I was ready because I was dreaming big things. I didn't see myself in that small town. I work hard for the things I love, I love modeling, I love expressing myself, I love the people who work with, I love the travel, the clothes, the whole thing, I just, I love it. I think that if anybody loved anything as much as I love this, I think that they would probably work that hard too.
And a little Renn did-you-know:
Can you explain your complete fascination with astrology? How did this develop, and why does it strike a chord with you?
CR: I do have a love for astrology, and it's definitely one of my hobbies. I think that I formed an interest in it when I got myself into a bit of an impossible situation where I needed some advice and help. I suppose I looked everywhere, found nothing, but I looked to the stars. I needed something to make me laugh. After understanding the system completely, I found that that the impossible situation I was in all of the sudden became possible. It helped me understand people better. Even if at the end of the day, if it's not true, I'm fine with that because it gives me a sense of comfort and understanding about who people are. In a way astrology gives you something to grasp onto when just meeting somebody, and there is definitely a comfort level to that.
Take a look at some of the images from StyleCaster's various editorials and click through to the end to see Crystal dance around with a surfboard.
And for more Crystal on StyleCaster:
In Her Skin: A Fashion Editorial
Stand By: A Fashion Film
Still Images from Stand By
Sans Hesitation: A Video Interview With Crystal Renn