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Crystal Renn Glitters In Gold At The Metropolitan Opera (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 09/27/2011 5:20 pm Updated: 11/27/2011 4:12 am

For better or for worse, it was not her weight but a pair of suspiciously Asian-inspired stretched eyes that threw Crystal Renn back in the media limelight recently.

But the model, famous for her body image battles, stepped out last night at the Metropolitan Opera looking svelte, glittery and total normal in the eye area.

Renn showed up to the opera's opening night on the arm of Zac Posen, whose runways she's walked for quite often.

But unlike at some of those fashion show moments, however, last night Renn looked quite slender -- not dangerously so, but a far cry from the size 12 she used to boast.

But it should come as no surprise, as lately the model has hovered somewhere in between ultra-skinny and "plus-size," a title that itself has been the source of some headaches. Renn said earlier this year:

I think that by placing a title on my head, which is "plus-size," and then the picture that these people have created in their mind about what plus-size actually is, I've basically failed you just with that. Because I couldn't possibly live up to that, and at this point in my life I would have to actually have another eating disorder to live up to that expectation. I had anorexia ultimately because someone else set the standard for me and I wanted to follow it. And if I followed what the public wanted from me or what the media wants from me [to be plus-size], I'd be doing the same thing.

Whatever she's doing now, we think Renn looks pretty excellent. Check out the pics of this glowing model below.


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