Emily Ratajkowski has been vocal about her criticism of the unrealistic beauty standards that are often imposed on women. In several interviews and essays, she has pointed out the double standards in the media and entertainment industries, which often promote an unrealistic and narrow definition of beauty. The truth is, beauty comes in all shapes, colors, and sizes!
She has also criticized the pressure on women to conform to these standards, and the harmful impact they have on their mental and physical health. It is sometimes ironic to hear these arguments from someone so genetically blessed, but more than anything, it’s important to have people in the media talking about the unattainable expectations they set – we love her for it!
Almost an Artist
With her mother's background in visual arts and her father's career as a painter, it's no surprise that Emily Ratajkowski has a passion for art as well. The multi-hyphenate's creativity and artistic talent go beyond her modeling and acting career. In fact, before dropping out to pursue modeling, she made the decision to major in fine arts while at UCLA.
In an alternate universe, she might have become an artist in her own right! Nevertheless, she still incorporates her artistic eye into her work, and we can clearly see that thread in everything she does - from writing, photography, or modeling. It's clear that Emily's artistic background has shaped her unique perspective and creative approach to the entertainment industry.
Although she found her calling as a successful model and actress, Emily Ratajkowski has also always been an advocate for body positivity. She frequently uses her platform to promote self-love and acceptance of all body types. Emily has been vocal about the pressures that come with the modeling industry and how unrealistic beauty standards can be damaging to one's mental health.
She has also been known to call out Photoshop and retouching in the media industry, and has urged for magazines to show more realistic versions of women's bodies. By using her influence to promote a healthy body image, Ratajkowski is inspiring young women to love themselves just the way they are.
"My Body," Emily Ratajkowski's best-selling book, was a project that began as a personal journey of self-reflection. She wasn't even intending on writing a book, but rather was simply taking notes on her phone as thoughts came to her. However, over time, she realized what she was working on was exactly that - a book - one which explores the complex relationship between body image, sensuality, and self-worth.
Emily explains her writing as a way to organize her thoughts, rather than an attempt at self-branding or creating a certain image. Maybe that's why "My Body" feels so authentic, and so personal! In the book, she candidly shares her experiences and challenges readers to question their own relationship with their bodies.
More Than Just a Pretty Face
As a successful model and actress, Emily Ratajkowski has had to navigate the murky waters of being a beautiful woman with brains. She has been subjected to the label of a "thinking man's naked woman," a backhanded compliment if we've ever heard one. People have even gone so far as to ask her if she had a ghostwriter for her book, or if maybe its success has to do with her face being on the cover (it isn't!).
Despite these frustrating remarks, Emily keeps going. She knows that her intelligence and talent can't be measured by someone's narrow-minded assumptions. She's not just a pretty face, she's a skilled writer and thinker, and she's not afraid to show it.