Emily Ratajkowski isn’t afraid of ageing

Emily Ratajkowski is excited about getting older and knowing herself better. To make use of her time while self-isolating at home with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and her dog Colombo, the model asked her fans to send in their questions via Inst…

Emily Ratajkowski is excited about getting older and knowing herself better.

To make use of her time while self-isolating at home with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard and her dog Colombo, the model asked her fans to send in their questions via Instagram Stories earlier this week.

When asked if she was afraid of ageing, Emily insisted she was more excited than worried about the prospect.

“Actually no, I feel like as I’ve gotten older, I’ve just come into myself more, and yes, our culture wants women to be young forever but I feel better than I ever have so I’m excited for that,” she said in a video response.

Elsewhere in the Q&A session, the Gone Girl star, who is currently writing a book of personal essays, was queried, “What would you change about yourself?”

Accordingly, Emily admitted she dislikes being such a procrastinator.

“I wish I was less of a procrastinator, I really procrastinate and then I’m really hard on myself for procrastinating and don’t want to even start anything because I feel bad about how long I waited to do it. It’s not great,” she replied.

The 28-year-old also confessed that she feels pressure to sound smart all the time because she doesn’t want people to think she’s just a pretty face.

“I said ‘like’ in that last video and I immediately thought, ‘Oh no, people are going to think I’m stupid,’ and I really wish that I didn’t feel that way,” Emily admitted.

Throughout the session, she noted that she isn’t working out during the self-isolation period, is loving wearing sweatpants all the time, and that she is spending the lockdown hanging out with her husband and dog and writing her book.

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Emily Ratajkowski reflects on battle with depression

Emily Ratajkowski has opened up about her struggle with depression over the past year.The model/actress took to Instagram on Monday to share a serious black-and-white selfie and a message about her recent mental health battles. “This pic was taken towa…

Emily Ratajkowski has opened up about her struggle with depression over the past year.

The model/actress took to Instagram on Monday to share a serious black-and-white selfie and a message about her recent mental health battles.

“This pic was taken toward the end of last year,” she wrote. “2019 was one of the hardest years of my life. My mom was really sick, I was battling a serious depression and everything felt very uncertain.”

Emily didn’t divulge any further details about her own health but indicated that she is now in a much better place – in spite of the coronavirus crisis currently sweeping the world.

“2020 is definitely giving last year a run for its money but I’m happy to say that I’ve have learned how to take better care of myself,” the 28-year-old stated. “I don’t generally like to get too personal on here and I’m far from having s**t figured out but these were some of the notes I scribbled down on New Year’s Eve. I wanted to share them and a little piece of my story in case they might make any of you feel less alone in the anxiety or confusion or fear you could be experiencing right now.”

In addition, the I Feel Pretty star uploaded several pages of handwritten notes titled “Things I learned in 2019,” along with an extensive list of life lessons.

“True satisfaction comes after quite patient hard work. You can’t control other people’s perceptions so do not let their perceptions dictate your life or who you are,” one point read, with others including, “Your feelings are always justified and should be honoured,” and “Be curious about yourself and other people rather than judgemental.”

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Emily Ratajkowski writing book of essays

Emily Ratajkowski is working on a book of essays.The model/actress revealed that she had signed a book deal and was writing a series of personal essays on topics such as feminism during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday. “I’ve ha…

Emily Ratajkowski is working on a book of essays.

The model/actress revealed that she had signed a book deal and was writing a series of personal essays on topics such as feminism during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday.

“I’ve had a weird experience, obviously, so grateful for my career and my life, but I have a particular perspective that I’d like to share with the world on feminism, on what my experience has been like, and hopefully people will be interested to read them,” she said.

Ratajkowski, who is married to producer Sebastian Bear-McClard, also shared that she has had ups and downs throughout the writing process and some days have been easy and productive while others have been harder. However, she is proud that she has already completed 150 pages.

“Right now, at this moment, (it’s) very hard, I had a bad day. Every day is different, but I’ve written 150 pages already,” the 28-year-old explained. “Sometimes when I come home and I’m like, ‘I didn’t get anything done today’ or whatever, my husband’s like, ‘I mean, you wrote 150 pages.'”

Ratajkowski also noted that she gets a lot of writing done on her iPhone while sitting in bed.

Elsewhere in the interview, the star spoke about using her platform to endorse U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders as well as how she learned to run her Inamorata fashion business, which initially launched as a swimwear line in 2017.

“I didn’t have a business background but I think just as I grew older and doing so many deals with Instagram and my platform, I got really excited about doing it on my own so I read a book called ‘Business for Dummies’… I’m not even kidding. It did help,” she laughed.

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Emily Ratajkowski used to obsess over pictures of herself

Emily Ratajkowski used to be “obsessed” with looking at pictures of herself and criticising her appearance.The 28-year-old, who has been in the spotlight since she began her modelling career at the tender age of 14, has candidly revealed that she used …

Emily Ratajkowski used to be “obsessed” with looking at pictures of herself and criticising her appearance.

The 28-year-old, who has been in the spotlight since she began her modelling career at the tender age of 14, has candidly revealed that she used to study images of herself from red carpet events and tear herself down.

Speaking to People magazine about her last-minute nerves ahead of big celebrity bashes, the model and actress said she no longer suffers with any anxiety before stepping out in front of the cameras.

“I’m like, ‘Oh no, I just popped my arm up. Did I remember to shave my armpits?'” she shared. “But no, I don’t get nervous in the same way I used to, which was so obsessive, looking at the pictures and being really hard on myself. I don’t think that’s healthy or constructive… I think that we’re all human and that’s so important to remember.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the Gone Girl star opened up about her fitness regime, and shared that she relies on group workouts, such as high-intensity Zumba dance classes, to help keep her figure trim.

“When I’m going to the gym by myself it’s kind of like, ‘Okay what is this going to be like, what kind of mood am I in?’ I think that the class itself has so much energy and the way that the music is curated does help. There’s good bass and beat so you end up working harder,” she explained.

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Emily Ratajkowski impressed by way young people ‘curate’ social media

Emily Ratajkowski is impressed by the open way in which many young people are approaching social media platforms.In a new interview with People magazine, the model/actress discussed how she believes teenagers are leading the way in creating and control…

Emily Ratajkowski is impressed by the open way in which many young people are approaching social media platforms.

In a new interview with People magazine, the model/actress discussed how she believes teenagers are leading the way in creating and controlling “healthier” environments online, and also confessed that she’s a big fan of the video-sharing site TikTok.

“I can’t stop talking about TikTok. I just downloaded it. I’ve actually thought a lot about it because a lot of people on there are 10, 15 years younger than me, and I think (with them) there is a really great attitude around social media,” the 28-year-old told the publication. “There’s a little bit more of a realism. I feel like when Instagram first came out everyone was over-filtering and (showing) perfection. And now it’s, like, videos about your pimples, and I think that’s really cool.”

Emily is relieved to see the world of social media changing for the better, and told the outlet she’s thankful to the younger generation for taking control over the images they share, something she wished she was able to do when starting out in the modelling industry.

Recently, the Inamorata founder candidly shared her sadness over posing in a bikini at just 14 years old, and went on to praise the way in which up-and-coming models now have the chance to curate their own photoshoots.

“That’s the great thing about the Internet and Instagram: having control and being able to curate your image,” she explained, before adding that she would feel differently about her teenage bikini picture if her friend had taken the photo. “I think that if it had just been my friend on a beach taking it for Instagram, I probably would have a different relationship to it.”

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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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