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 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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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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Emily Ratajkowski tried to cut her own hair when she was 14

Emily Ratajkowski had a bad experience when she tried to cut her own hair when she was 14.The model/actress made the confession during an interview for the November 2019 issue of Marie Claire magazine, and during the chat, noted that the hair disaster …

Emily Ratajkowski had a bad experience when she tried to cut her own hair when she was 14.

The model/actress made the confession during an interview for the November 2019 issue of Marie Claire magazine, and during the chat, noted that the hair disaster almost scarred her for life.

“One time, when I was about 14, I tried to give myself layers. My dad had haircutting scissors – he cuts his own hair – and I went into the bathroom, took the scissors, and just went for it. It was bad. So bad,” she shared.

Emily went on to reveal that she disliked her super straight hair when she was growing up, especially as her locks would become knotted very easily.

“My hair has been pretty much the same my whole life,” the 28-year-old explained. “When I was younger, it was always tangled, probably because I was always moving around and getting rambunctious. My mom and I would get into these hair wars; that’s what we’d call it. I’d have these crazy little knots and she’d spray them with detangler to try and brush them out.”

However, once the Gone Girl star launched her modelling career, she learned how to properly take care of her glossy brunette tresses, and once even gave her friend a haircut.

“I recently gave my best friend a bob. After the first chop, I was like, ‘Oh my God, what have I done?’ But luckily, she wasn’t in front of a mirror, so I just kept going and it looked really good in the end,” Emily joked.

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Emily Ratajkowski wishes she could ‘go crazy’ with her hair

Emily Ratajkowski wants to try a “crazy” hairstyle one day because she was never able to experiment with her locks as a teenager.The model/actress started her fashion career at the age of 14, and has since gone on to nab campaigns for the likes of DKNY…

Emily Ratajkowski wants to try a “crazy” hairstyle one day because she was never able to experiment with her locks as a teenager.

The model/actress started her fashion career at the age of 14, and has since gone on to nab campaigns for the likes of DKNY, Paco Rabanne, and haircare company Kerastase, as well as appear in films such as Gone Girl and I Feel Pretty.

However, Emily’s career means she has to keep her signature brunette locks the same, and she’s now shared that she hopes to one day try a new colour or style.

“I still have this deep want – need- to go crazy and get the teenage years out at some point, since I never got to dye my hair green or anything. And I’m always up for a dare,” she said in an interview for the November 2019 issue of Marie Claire magazine. “Well, I would be if I didn’t have a hair contract with Kerastase! So, it’s going to look like this for a while.”

Emily went on to explain that her hair is naturally straight and very fine. But over her years in the fashion industry, she has intently watched hair professionals in order to pick up some top styling tips.

“I’m really good with make-up now, but styling my own hair? It’s been a journey,” the 28-year-old said. “I can’t see the back of my own head! I don’t know what I’m doing!”

Elsewhere in the chat, Emily also shared that she once cut her friend’s hair into a bob and will play with wigs and hairpieces if she gets the urge to try a new look.

“I wear them all the time and people don’t realise,” she smiled.

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Emily Ratajkowski started fashion line after realising her value

Emily Ratajkowski pursued a career in fashion design after realising her value while modelling.The brunette beauty, who founded her fashion line Inamorata in 2017 with a collection of swimwear and has since expanded into clothing, knew she had the abil…

Emily Ratajkowski pursued a career in fashion design after realising her value while modelling.

The brunette beauty, who founded her fashion line Inamorata in 2017 with a collection of swimwear and has since expanded into clothing, knew she had the ability to start her own business while working as a model on major campaigns.

“They were hiring me traditionally as a model, but of course they were using my social channel and my art direction,” Ratajkowski told USA Today’s Future of Business and Tech supplement. “I started to realise my value and I wanted to do it myself.”

When she started out with a fashion range, the 28-year-old also learned about the double standards that women face in the business world.

“Women, when they’re confident, are really intimidating,” Ratajkowski continued. “You’re taught to be so concerned with being likable that you default back to that, especially in business.

“As a woman, you’re really taught to question everything you know, and to act like everyone else – especially the men in an industry like this – know more than you… What I’ve found in these two-plus years is that everyone is just faking it until they make it, and whatever you don’t know, you can learn.”

Meanwhile, the Gone Girl actress is glad she has a strong social media following – with 23.9 million Instagram followers – so she can build and promote her company exactly how she wants.

“I grew up in a pre-Instagram, pre-social media world, so my influences only came through the media and not directly from the talent I admired,” she shared. “I really love that as someone who now has a platform like this, I’m able to use it to talk about things I care about.”

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Emily Ratajkowski shows off armpit hair in powerful photoshoot

Emily Ratajkowski has shown off her armpit hair in a photoshoot to accompany an essay in which she explores her relationship with body hair and feminism. The 28-year-old has penned an article on feminism and women’s empowerment for the September issue…

Emily Ratajkowski has shown off her armpit hair in a photoshoot to accompany an essay in which she explores her relationship with body hair and feminism.

The 28-year-old has penned an article on feminism and women’s empowerment for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, and posed for the accompanying images with her armpit hair on show.

“If I decide to shave my armpits or grow them out, that’s up to me,” she wrote in the essay. “For me, body hair is another opportunity for women to exercise their ability to choose – a choice based on how they want to feel and their associations with having or not having body hair.”

The Gone Girl star, who posed in a bralette from her own Inamorata lingerie collection for the images, went on to explain how deciding not to shave allows her to feel more in control of her body.

“On any given day, I tend to like to shave, but sometimes letting my body hair grow out is what makes me feel sexy,” she added. “And there is no right answer, no choice that makes me more or less of a feminist, or even a ‘bad feminist’, to borrow from (writer and professor) Roxane Gay. As long as the decision is my choice, then it’s the right choice. Ultimately, the identity and sexuality of an individual is up to them and no one else.”

Emily is also determined to embrace female sexuality, which she displays in her often risque Instagram posts, because she feels it is often suppressed culturally.

“As a culture, we are scared of women generally, but also, more specifically, of the innate power that female sexuality possesses,” she continued. “A woman becomes too powerful and thus threatening when she takes strength from embracing her sex. Therefore, we insist on shaming; we insist that a woman loses something when she flaunts or embraces her sexuality.”

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Emily Ratajkowski accused of wearing fake armpit hair for photoshoot

Emily Ratajkowski has been accused of sporting fake armpit hair in her latest magazine photoshoot. In the new issue of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar, the model/actress is pictured showing off her body hair in one shot, with the powerful image accompanying an e…

Emily Ratajkowski has been accused of sporting fake armpit hair in her latest magazine photoshoot. 

In the new issue of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar, the model/actress is pictured showing off her body hair in one shot, with the powerful image accompanying an editorial piece on feminism and female empowerment. 

In the black-and-white photo, Emily can be seen wearing a black lacy bralette from her Inamorata lingerie collection and her arms over her head, displaying her unshaven underarms. 

“If I decide to shave my armpits or grow them out, that’s up to me,” the 28-year-old mused in the essay for the publication. “For me, body hair is another opportunity for women to exercise their ability to choose – a choice based on how they want to feel and their associations with having or not having body hair.

“On any given day, I tend to like to shave, but sometimes letting my body hair grow out is what makes me feel sexy.” 

However, eagle-eyed readers were quick to spot that Emily recently shared a paparazzi photo of herself on Instagram, with shaved armpits, leading some to accuse the brunette beauty of wearing fake hair for the photoshoot.

“Fake obviously,” one Twitter user wrote, while another fired: “This is so fake. Also, not shaving your body hair doesn’t make you a feminist. Thank you, next.”

News outlet The Cut also shared the image of Emily’s fuzz-free underarms, with editors at the outlet reporting that the I Feel Pretty star’s armpit hair was real, though was removed a short time later. 

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Emily Ratajkowski launching summer shirt line inspired by husband’s style

Emily Ratajkowski is releasing a line of shirts inspired by her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard’s style. The 28-year-old model took to Instagram on Tuesday to share images of herself posing in the new designs, which she paired with items from her bikin…

Emily Ratajkowski is releasing a line of shirts inspired by her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard’s style.

The 28-year-old model took to Instagram on Tuesday to share images of herself posing in the new designs, which she paired with items from her bikini line, Inamorata.

“I was always stealing Sebo’s shirts so decided we should have our own,” the brunette beauty captioned the shot, adding, “Slim fit, cute shape, match your favorite @inamoratawoman print suit or wear it on its own.”

The Gone Girl star pointed out that the oversized pieces perfectly compliment the beachwear.

“The perfect button up,” she added. “Your favorite (sic) Inamorata prints. Street or beach. Mix and match. Look hot, be chic.”

Emily shared sultry snaps of her wearing the new collection while posing in the home she shares with filmmaker Sebastian, and in one shot, she’s wearing her Inamorata Las Olas leopard print bikini with her new El Camino shirt, which features the same animal print.

Heidi Klum seemed to be a huge fan of the new clothing drop, as she left a flame emoji in the comments on Instagram, while Vanessa Hudgens wrote: “So cuteeee (sic).”

Victoria’s Secret Angels Lily Aldridge and Behati Prinsloo and socialite Paris Hilton also gave their seal of approval in the comments.

In addition to the leopard print design, fans can also choose from a beige shirt covered white polka dots or navy with white polka dots, pink with black dots, and white with black circles.

The pieces are available in sizes XS to XL, priced at $95 (£76), and are available from inamoratawoman.com.

Emily and Sebastian wed in New York in February last year after a whirlwind romance.

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Emily Ratajkowski wants teenage girls to embrace their bodies

Emily Ratajkowski has urged teenage girls to embrace and love their bodies.The actress/model is a champion of body positivity and regularly posts shots taken by her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard on Instagram depicting her posing in barely-there bikini…

Emily Ratajkowski has urged teenage girls to embrace and love their bodies.

The actress/model is a champion of body positivity and regularly posts shots taken by her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard on Instagram depicting her posing in barely-there bikinis, or racy outfits, showing off her toned figure.

Accordingly, in an interview with People Now, Emily shared that her ultimate goal is to encourage women and young girls to love themselves and their bodies after she was bullied for going through puberty earlier than her friends.

“I’m really about body positivity. For me, when I grew up, I developed super young. I was criticised. At 13, I felt really ashamed of my body. And, it’s come full circle. Now I’m like, ‘Do your thing.’ I really want young girls to see that and feel that way about themselves,” the 28-year-old explained.

As well as a blossoming Hollywood career, Emily launched swimwear line Inamorata back in 2017 and has since expanded the collection with new designs each season.

She unveiled her new lingerie line in February, featuring a lacy bodysuit and cotton underwear, and even modelled them in the campaign images.

However, one area the brunette beauty is keen to conquer is men’s swimwear, after being challenged by her Lying and Stealing co-star Theo James during the chat.

“What about menswear?” the Divergent actor asked.

“Soon. If you want it, Theo. I’ll make it for you,” Emily teased. “I always think about, like for guys, there’s either really long board shorts, or Speedos. I want a little thigh. A little peek-a-thigh. Mid coverage. So that’s my angle.”

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