Emily Ratajkowski writing a memoir about being a ‘victim’ of her image

Model says memoir will contain ‘added political thinking’

Olivia Petter
Thursday 07 May 2020 09:14 BST
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Emily Ratajkowski has revealed that she is writing a book of essays that will take the form of a memoir “with added political thinking”.

Speaking to GQ, the American model and actor explained that she intends to use her past experiences to comment on using one’s appearance to their advantage.

“I’m trying to use my experience as a model and someone who has capitalised on their image and also someone who has been maybe a victim of their image,” she said.

Ratajowski went on to discuss the way she has capitalised on her image, explaining that it has been about “survival” rather than a representation of who she is.

“Modelling was an amazing way to make money and gain stability,” the 28-year-old said.

Ratajkowski, who shot to fame in 2012 after starring in Robin Thicke’s music video for his hit song “Blurred Lines”, added that she was not expecting to become a celebrity.

“Fame came with that and it was a bizarre thing,” she said.

“Fame wasn’t something I had really expected or really wanted – although deep down probably every 20-year-old girl wants to be famous a little bit.”

The model explained how she has previously misjudged women in the public eye based on their appearance.

“I realised I had made assumptions about Demi Moore,” she said.

“I definitely wrote her off a little bit, as an actress, because she was so sexy, because she had that body.

“And I’m Em Rata, so that’s seriously ironic. It just goes to show how deeply internalised misogyny is.”

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