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Posted on: 12/12/2009

Crystal Renn (born June 18, 1986 in Miami, Florida) is an American fashion model. Renn started her modeling career in high fashion at the age of 14 after being told to lose almost a third of her total body weight. This weight loss eventually triggered a health crisis, causing her to reassess her diet and exercise habits. After gaining 70 pounds (32 kg) and re-emerging as a U.S. size 12, she was re-marketed by her agents as a plus-size model.

Birth name: Crystal Renn
Date of birth: June 18, 1986 (age 23)
Place of birth: MiamiFloridaUnited States
Occupation: Fashion model
Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Brown
Measurements: (cm) 96.5-76-106.5 (in) 38C-30-42
Dress size: (US) 12 ; (EU) 42 ; (UK) 16
Shoe size: (US) 10 ; (EU) 41
Agency: Ford Models
Spouse(s): Gregory Vrecenak, (2007- divorced in 2009)
Official Website:

Notable editorials

  • Vogue US, “Shape” issue, 2004 (by Steven Meisel)
  • Vogue Italy, 2004 (by Steven Meisel)
  • Elle Italia, December 2007 (by Ruven Afanador)
  • Flare Canada, 2005 (by Max Abadian)
  • Vogue US, “Shape” issue, 2007 (by Steven Meisel)
  • Vogue Germany, 2006 (by Robert Wyatt)
  • Vogue Germany, Nov 2006 (by Ralph Mecke)
  • Vanity Fair Italy, 2005 (by Leslie Kee)
  • Vogue Paris, March 2005 (by Craig McDean)
  • Vogue Paris, August 2005 (by Patrick Demarchelier)
  • i-D Magazine, August 2006 (by Matt Jones)
  • Above Magazine 2006 (by Ellen Von Unwerth)
  • French Revue, Issue 7 (by Thierry LeGoues)
  • Arena Homme, 2006
  • La Vanguardia, Spain
  • Another Magazine, Spring Summer 2006 (by Nick Knight)
  • Glamour, USA, May 2009 (by Patrick Demarchelier)
  • Elle France, July 17, 2009

Magazine Covers

  • French Revue, Issue 7 (by Thierry LeGoues)
  • Super Magazine (by Leslie Kee)
  • Harper’s Bazaar, Russia edition, 2007 (by Matt Jones)
  • Elle Italia, 2008 (by Matt Jones)

Appearances & Accomplishments

  • Jean Paul Gaultier Prêt-à-porter, Spring 2006 catwalk presentation in finale dress.
  • Dolce & Gabbana, 2006: Renn featured solo in a single double-paged accessories image which was released in high fashion magazines around the world. Two versions of the image were produced; one being substantially retouched to show Renn as smaller than actual size.
  • Renn appeared on the November 11, 2006 episode of the popular day time talk show Oprah to discuss her experiences as a model.

Fashion Shows:

Ready to wear – Spring/Summer 2006 {Elena Miro, Jean-Paul Gaultier}

Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2006 {Elena Miró}

Ready to wear – Spring/Summer 2007 {Elena Miró}

Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2007 {Elena Miró}

Ready to wear – Spring/Summer 2008 {Elena Miró}

Crystal Renn


1 Response to "BIG GIRLS DO IT BETTER"

I’ve always been a fan of plus-size models! There’s a great site with many images of Crystal and other plus-size models here:

They’re all gorgeous.

The site’s forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

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