It’s a weird thing for me to say, “I can really relate to that supermodel”.
At first glance it’s hard to see any common ground. I’m not skinny, not tall, not paid to strut in my underwear on runways, nor would I ever be seen gallivanting on a yacht with Leonardo DiCaprio. So when I found myself nodding along to Emily Ratajkowski’s piece in Lena Dunham’s newsletter, Lenny, it really caught me by surprise.
You might recognise Ratajkowski (pronounced Rat-a-kow-ski), from Robin Thicke’s infamous ‘Blurred Lines’ video, or, more recently, as Ben Affleck’s side chick in Gone Girl. So when I opened the latest Lenny letter titled, ‘Emily Ratajkowski’s definition of sexy’, I didn’t expect to read a beautiful tale about a young girl who developed early and was sexualised from a young age. When I opened it, I certainly never expected to say, ‘Hey, that’s me.’