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Emily Ratajkowski Tells 'InStyle' About Her Sheltered Upbringing

Emily Ratajkowski Tells 'InStyle' About Her Sheltered Upbringing

Emily Ratajkowski is showing off her spring style on the cover of InStyle‘s March 2017 issue, on newsstands February 10.

Here is what the 25-year-old model and actress shared with the mag:

On her sheltered upbringing: “Whenever a Spice Girls song came on, everyone knew the words, but it was like, totally over my head.”

On navigating the complexity of the model-actress business: “At the time I thought, ‘I’m going to just make a bunch of money and then go back to school.’ To be honest, I hadn’t figured out that I had a real career on my hands. So I was like, ‘OK, this person wants me to do this? Cool.’ And then all of a sudden I realized that these projects are just not me. That’s when I shifted toward more meaningful things.”

On being sexually expressive: “The main criticism I get is ‘Aren’t you just conforming to a patriarchal standard of beauty?’ Well, this is just the body I was given. I didn’t do anything to it— it’s just my body. But even if I had altered it, that would be fine too.”

On the publication of illicit photos without her approval: “So I used Twitter to reinforce an idea that I’ve believed in forever, which is that it’s up to me to choose when and how I want to share my sexuality.”

FYI: Emily is wearing an Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh t-shirt and Re/Done x Levi’s jeans on the cover.

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Photos: Photographed for InStyle by Carter Smith
Posted to: Emily Ratajkowski, Magazine

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