Emily Ratajkowski shares her sadness over teenage bikini picture

Emily Ratajkowski has shared a very personal post about self-confidence in the age of social media.The model/actress recently posted a throwback snap on Instagram, with the picture showing her posing on a beach in two-piece at the age of 14. In the acc…

Emily Ratajkowski has shared a very personal post about self-confidence in the age of social media.

The model/actress recently posted a throwback snap on Instagram, with the picture showing her posing on a beach in two-piece at the age of 14. In the accompanying caption, Emily explained that she has a complicated relationship with the photograph.

“I used to like showing people this photo of me at 14 to prove that my body is natural,” she wrote, noting that she is a “little sad” that the photo even exists. “I was just a kid in this picture and I wish the world had encouraged my 14-year-old self to be more than just my body.”

However, Emily noted that she now feels empowered by her body and sexuality.

“Luckily I have discovered the parts of me that are so much more important than ‘sexiness’, but if you’re a 14-year-old girl reading this, don’t worry about any of that for now,” the 28-year-old added. “Read lots of books and know that what you see on Instagram is just a very small fraction of complete and beautifully complex human beings.”

The Gone Girl star has always used her platform to share her thoughts on body positivity and being a feminist, and in an essay for Glamour magazine back in 2016, she touched upon how women are sexualised at a young age.

“Our society tells women we can’t be, say, sexy and confident and opinionated about politics,” she wrote. “This would allow us too much power. Instead, our society asks us to declare and defend our motivations, which makes us second-guess them, all while men do what they please without question.”

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Emily Ratajkowski splurges on diamond necklace in honour of dog

Emily Ratajkowski has splurged on a diamond nameplate necklace featuring the name of her pet dog Colombo.The model/actress showed off the new accessory in an Instagram selfie, as she wore the diamond-encrusted LAJOUX nameplate necklace with her furry f…

Emily Ratajkowski has splurged on a diamond nameplate necklace featuring the name of her pet dog Colombo.

The model/actress showed off the new accessory in an Instagram selfie, as she wore the diamond-encrusted LAJOUX nameplate necklace with her furry friend’s name in cursive font while lounging in bed.

The customisable design can cost around $1,000 (£761), and has become a favourite among celebrities. Both Priyanka Chopra and Bella Hadid have both sported the design with their own names around their necks, while Khloe Kardashian also has a necklace with daughter True Thompson’s name in diamonds.

The jewellery isn’t Emily’s first dedication to her beloved dog. In August, the 28-year-old’s husband Sebastian Bear-McClard gifted her a portrait pendant with a picture of the couple with their dog surrounded by diamonds.

The present was accompanied by an “S” pendant for his name and an “R” for her famous last name.

Emily is regularly spotted walking Colombo in New York City. And during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in May, she admitted the pup often receives more attention than she does.

“He’s a total mutt, but you can see from his paws he’s going to be a very big boy. So, I think one day I might have to bring him back, you know when he’s a full grown man,” she said. “My whole perception of New York is different because people are coming up to me and they’re like, ‘Hi, can I get a picture?’ and I’m like ‘Yeah, sure’ and then they’re like ‘…of your dog.'”

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Emily Ratajkowski and Teddy Quinlivan slam models attending Saudi Arabia festival

Emily Ratajkowski and Teddy Quinlivan have blasted the models who agreed to take part in a controversial trip to Saudi Arabia.High-profile models including Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Stella Maxwell joined the likes of Armie Hammer, Ryan Ph…

Emily Ratajkowski and Teddy Quinlivan have blasted the models who agreed to take part in a controversial trip to Saudi Arabia.

High-profile models including Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Stella Maxwell joined the likes of Armie Hammer, Ryan Phillippe, Sofia Richie, and Scott Disick in the country’s capital of Riyadh for the MDL Beast Festival.

Members of the Saudi government allegedly gifted the all-expenses-paid tours to celebrities and Instagram influencers to improve the country’s reputation and spark an interest in their tourism industry, despite their track record of human-rights abuses.

According to editors at news outlet Insider, Richie shared a picture on Instagram from Riyadh’s opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel, which was reportedly the same hotel that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used to detain a number of prominent people under the guise of anti-corruption charges.

In light of the issue, Ratajkowski released a statement to moderators at fashion commentary website Diet Prada and told them she had turned down the trip.

“It is very important to me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, freedom of expression and the right to a free press,” the 28-year-old stated. “I hope coming forward on this brings more attention to the injustices happening here.”

While Quinlivan took to Instagram to share her disgust at her fellow models and urged her followers to be “conscious” of their actions.

“As a LGBTQ+ rights activist, supporter of human rights and equality of the sexes, I felt it was important I speak on this issue specifically on this platform,” the 25-year-old, who came out as transgender in 2017, wrote. “We all have to be conscious of what we are supporting and what we lend our platforms to.”

Martha Hunt also turned down the trip to MDL Beast Festival.

“I stand in solidarity with the repressed people of Saudi Arabia and refuse to be used as a campaign to cover up those suffering from injustice,” she said.

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated by Saudi operatives at the nation’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2018. The Saudi royal family has denied ordering or sanctioning the killing. In addition, women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested in May 2018. She remains in prison pending the next court session.

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Ashley Graham finds podcast ‘incredibly liberating’

Ashley Graham finds her Pretty Big Deal podcast “incredibly liberating” because she has complete control over it. The model launched the podcast, in which she has candid conversations with celebrity guests, in October 2018, and she dropped the second …

Ashley Graham finds her Pretty Big Deal podcast “incredibly liberating” because she has complete control over it.

The model launched the podcast, in which she has candid conversations with celebrity guests, in October 2018, and she dropped the second season, which has now expanded to become weekly episodes, in November.

In an interview with Time, the curvy star, who is currently pregnant with her first child, said the podcast was more liberating than modelling because she can make sure she is 100 per cent herself.

“With this podcast, I have full control. I own the narrative, and I think that there’s something incredibly liberating about that,” she shared. “When it comes to fashion, I’m literally giving up my body and face to a company or to a magazine, who could edit me and in Pretty Big Deal, I’m unedited.”

The 32-year-old explained that it was important to her to show her authentic self and open up about personal issues on the podcast, as well as to make her guests feel comfortable so they’re more likely to have an honest conversation.

“It’s important to me to show up to the job the way I am as a person; I don’t have a persona, I don’t change who I am and I want people to feel comfortable,” Ashley stated. “I ask the questions that you at home want to know, I ask the questions that are to the point.

“I put myself on the line, I talk about feeling insecure about my body and my ups and downs with food and men, family, it runs the gamut and I think that people know when they’re coming down and sitting on my couch, it’s about truth and honesty.”

So far this season, Ashley has spoken to the likes of Emily Ratajkowski, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Arianna Huffington. She has pre-recorded episodes to cover her maternity leave after she gives birth to her son in January.

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Emily Ratajkowski wants to follow in Kathy Ireland’s entrepreneurial footsteps

Emily Ratajkowski is greatly inspired by Kathy Ireland’s success in the business world.The model launched swimwear label Inamorata in 2017 and has since expanded the brand to include clothing, lingerie, and sleepwear. Regarding her plans for the compa…

Emily Ratajkowski is greatly inspired by Kathy Ireland’s success in the business world.

The model launched swimwear label Inamorata in 2017 and has since expanded the brand to include clothing, lingerie, and sleepwear.

Regarding her plans for the company, Emily explained during an interview with Ashley Graham for her Pretty Big Deal podcast that she wants to emulate Sports Illustrated model-turned-businesswoman Kathy’s achievements.

“I educated myself, this was six months ago, and I kind of got obsessed with (Kathy) and her story… she just wanted to work! Modelling is a great way to make some money to do other things, and that’s where my head was always at,” she said. “(It’s) just so cool to see how she has turned this thing that could’ve been very simple… Put the (modelling) money into her bank account or whatever and built this huge, huge billion-dollar business.”

Kathy founded Kathy Ireland Worldwide in 1993, with the company now offering home and office goods, fashion, accessories, pet products, among many other items.

Elsewhere in the chat, Emily noted her Inamorata brand is self-funded and has “been in the green” since day one. And while she comes from an arts rather than business background, she put in hours of research before opening up shop.

“I just asked (people), I used whatever resources I had, my friend’s brother-in-law, other women entrepreneurs I knew, I also looked at businesses I had modelled for and I was like, ‘How did they work this? How did they do this? What’s this person’s job? Why are they doing that? How did they expand? What makes this brand really work?'” the 28-year-old recalled. “I did a lot of research… and then, trial and error.”

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Emily Ratajkowski: ‘Women should be able to wear a burka or a bikini without judgment’

Emily Ratajkowski is tired of women attracting criticism over their personal clothing choices.Since launching her career in 2013, the model/actress has risen to prominence for using her platform to call out instances of body shaming as well as to promo…

Emily Ratajkowski is tired of women attracting criticism over their personal clothing choices.

Since launching her career in 2013, the model/actress has risen to prominence for using her platform to call out instances of body shaming as well as to promote women’s rights.

Discussing feminism during a recent interview with ABC News’ Nightline programme, Emily explained that it’s very important to her that women are able to do and wear whatever they want.

“It’s about not limiting options or saying someone is a bad feminist,” she said. “It’s just about the ability to choose to be whatever kind of woman you want to be, to live whatever kind of life you want, to dress however you want, whether it be in a burka or a bikini.”

Previously, Emily has spoken out in defence of Kim Kardashian and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump after both women were subjected to derogatory comments, and she has no plans to stop addressing the issue, as she believes men are rarely attacked in the same way.

“I think that we shouldn’t be taking women for how they represent themselves or their body or even their sexual past and judging them for those things because that’s just not something we do with men,” the 28-year-old commented. “For me, it’s not even about taking the narrative into my own hands. It’s about calling out moments where there are inequality and unfairness.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Emily addressed her appearance in Robin Thicke’s controversial Blurred Lines video in 2013. She and other models danced topless in the unrated cut, and while the clip was accused of hypersexualising women, the brunette beauty insisted she was always at ease on set.

“The director, Diane Martel, is a really brilliant woman who understood exactly what she was doing,” she shared. “So, I felt very comfortable with the sort of things that maybe some people deemed controversial. I understood what the idea was, and I liked it.

“(The women) were depicted as not taking themselves too seriously not taking these men at all seriously… there was a lot of humour behind it…it was about having fun and women embracing their bodies.”

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Zoe Kravitz shows off new pixie cut hairstyle

Zoe Kravitz has taken to social media to show off a brand-new hairstyle.The Big Little Lies actress often switches up her hairstyles, experimenting with everything from short crops to platinum blonde tresses. Lately, Zoe has been rocking long brunette …

Zoe Kravitz has taken to social media to show off a brand-new hairstyle.

The Big Little Lies actress often switches up her hairstyles, experimenting with everything from short crops to platinum blonde tresses. Lately, Zoe has been rocking long brunette braids, but on Tuesday, she uploaded a photo on Instagram showing her posing with her fresh pixie cut.

“Hair,” she captioned the snap, adding the scissors emoji.

Zoe didn’t add any further details, though it is likely her transformation is for her upcoming role as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Matt Reeves’s The Batman, also featuring Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, and Andy Serkis. Production is expected to begin shortly, with the film slated for release in June 2021.

Zoe’s post quickly caught the attention of her celebrity followers, with Charlize Theron writing, “So, so pretty,” Abbie Cornish noting, “Looks so good,” and Emily Ratajkowski simply adding, “Yes” with a heart eye emoji.

Models Carolyn Murphy and Naomi Campbell posted emojis too, as did Zoe’s stepfather, actor Jason Momoa.

The 30-year-old tagged her go-to hairstylist Nikki Nelms in her Instagram photo, with the hair guru writing “Baby boo” in the comments section.

Previously, Nikki shared in an interview with Refinery29 that her celebrity client is pretty much fearless when it comes to trying out new looks.

“It also helps that she’s super open to change and not that attached to anything,” she stated. “She’s open to length or cutting it, open to darkening or bleaching. When you’re open, you can experience more. Once you figure out what you love about your hair, you can do the same thing. And it doesn’t hurt to be as beautiful as Zoe is, either.”

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Emily Ratajkowski has ‘complicated relationship’ with sex symbol status

Emily Ratajkowski has admitted she has a “complicated relationship” with her sex symbol status.The model/actress is an advocate for body positivity and empowering women to love their bodies, and regularly posts nearly nude snaps of herself on Instagram…

Emily Ratajkowski has admitted she has a “complicated relationship” with her sex symbol status.

The model/actress is an advocate for body positivity and empowering women to love their bodies, and regularly posts nearly nude snaps of herself on Instagram.

Emily opened up about her complex feelings on the topic during a recent interview with Ashley Graham for her podcast Pretty Big Deal, and revealed she wants people to see past her good looks.

When asked by fellow model Ashley if she’s ever used sexiness as a superpower, or ever felt like it hurt her, she replied: “Both.”

“I think that I have a really complicated relationship to being sexy. I think that I have definitely found incredible power in it – just for myself. Like being empowered for myself. I’m not talking about power in like how much money I made or my career. I mean, like, in feeling good and powerful in my body. I’ve definitely been able to do that,” the 28-year-old continued. “I also think there’s another side of me that’s like every woman, where it’s like I’m so much more than just that.”

Ashley sympathised and said she could “relate to “being put in this box”.

“When you’re put in a box in fashion, you stay in that box and it’s hard to put us in an editorial light or a business light,” she added.

Emily has previously spoken out about how her looks have affected the roles she’s offered in Hollywood and vented her frustration at often not even being considered for serious characters.

“If you’re a sexy actress it’s hard to get serious roles. You get offered the same thing that they’ve seen you in. People are like sheep and they’re like ‘Oh, that’s what she does well,'” she told ES Magazine in 2016.

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Ashley Graham recruits podcast guests via social media

Ashley Graham recruits celebrity guests for her podcast by messaging them privately on social media. The model launched her Pretty Big Deal podcast, in which she has candid conversations with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams and Amy…

Ashley Graham recruits celebrity guests for her podcast by messaging them privately on social media.

The model launched her Pretty Big Deal podcast, in which she has candid conversations with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams and Amy Schumer, in October 2018, and began the second season last week.

In an interview with WWD, the 32-year-old, who is currently pregnant with her first child, shared that she isn’t afraid to slide into celebrities’ direct messages (DMs) to ask them to be a guest.

“I DM people all the time. I will blow your DMs up,” she said, adding that her strategy works as no one has turned her offer down as yet.

She believes her podcast stands out from the crowd because guests feel like they can be candid.

“I’ve been completely honest with my fans since Day One and they know that I’m only going to bring honesty out of my guests and that’s always been the goal for me – just to have honest, real conversations,” the star continued. “But also, my guests feel like they have a platform to tell their own stories as well. It’s not just your normal who are you wearing, what parties are you going to.”

Ashley launched Pretty Big Deal’s second season with an episode starring news anchor Gayle King and followed it up by chatting to fellow model Emily Ratajkowski this week. She intends for the podcast to become a permanent weekly feature and will even pre-record enough shows so that Pretty Big Deal continues while she takes about three months off after the birth of her son in January.

“We had a big meeting about what do the viewers want and what are they craving,” she explained. “The first thing they were craving were 30-to-40-minute pieces of content for the commute and also we realised the moment we go away they’re sad and then people will forget about the podcast. So, we decided that we want to be weekly and you never have to miss a beat.”

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Emily Ratajkowski sued over social media photo

Emily Ratajkowski has been hit with a lawsuit from a photographer for allegedly posting a photo of herself online without permission.Snapper Robert O’Neil recently filed the copyright infringement lawsuit against the model and her company, Emrata Holdi…

Emily Ratajkowski has been hit with a lawsuit from a photographer for allegedly posting a photo of herself online without permission.

Snapper Robert O’Neil recently filed the copyright infringement lawsuit against the model and her company, Emrata Holdings Inc., in the Southern District of New York.

In the court documents, he claimed the Gone Girl actress violated his copyright by allegedly uploading an image he had taken of her on the streets of New York, where Ratajkowski was pictured holding a bunch of flowers up to cover her face.

The 28-year-old had posted the image on her Instagram Stories with the caption, “Mood Forever”.

According to The Blast, O’Neil claims Ratajkowski never paid him or asked for permission to post his work and he allegedly lost a substantial amount of money from her sharing it with her 24 million followers.

“Defendants infringed Plaintiff’s copyright in the Photograph by reproducing and publicly displaying the Photograph on the Website. Defendants are not, and has never been, licensed or otherwise authorized to reproduce, publically display, distribute and/or use the Photograph,” the lawsuit reads. “Plaintiff is entitled to statutory damages up to $150,000 per work infringed for Defendants willful infringement of the Photograph”.

He is suing for $150,000 (£1116,000) in damages as well as all of the profits that she earned off of his work.

The model, who is yet to respond to the legal action, is the latest to be sued for allegedly lifting paparazzi pictures to share on social media without authorisation. Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, and Gigi Hadid have also been hit with copyright infringement lawsuits over photos they shared of themselves via Instagram in recent months.

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