Emily RatajkowskiThe 30-year-old admitted to “exploiting herself” and “using her body” for “fame and success” in a new sensational interview – just one day after declaring the industry and revealing that she was paid $ 25,000 to attend at the fair. super Bowl with disgraced Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho aka Jho Low.
The New York actress and model admitted during an interview with CBS Mornings on Monday that she “exploited her sexuality” when she was younger, and recalled how she saw her self-exploitation as a form of “empowerment”. a look that changed as she grew up.
‘[In] In my early 20s, I really thought I was chasing and working with the system and I said to myself, “Okay, I know what I can get out of becoming a model and using my body for fame and success.” And I even called it empowerment, ”she explained.
Emily Ratajkowski, 30, admitted in a new explosive interview with CBS that she “exploited herself” and “used her body” for “fame and success”.
Her confessions come just one day after she accused the industry of paying her to attend events with men
She revealed she won $ 25,000 for attending the Super Bowl with embarrassed Malaysian financier Low Taek Jhoom aka Jho Low (right)
The American actress and model said she “used her sexuality” when she was younger to gain “some control”
Emily starred in Robin Thicke’s video ‘Blurred Lines’ in 2013 – when she was 22 years old, which quickly boosted her career. In the clip, she and two other models appeared completely above without dancing next to Robin. She later claimed the singer felt her beasts on set.
“I was in the Blurred Lines video – it was my big turning point – and I told everyone it seemed like a powerful experience to me,” she said.
But as I got older, I realized it was a little more complicated and I feel a responsibility to tell this to young girls.
“I would be wrong to say that it is a simple empowerment to take advantage of your sexuality and your beauty as a woman.”
The mother of one child continued: “I am not interested in dismissal. For me, this spoke the truth about the whole reality of this experience. Because for so long, all I said was, ‘It was so much fun,’ which, by the way, it was. ‘
Emily explained that she liked to ‘use her sexuality’ and ‘exploit her image’ because she felt it gave her ‘some kind of control’. But now she realizes that she never had any power until she wrote her book My Body – which is due out on Tuesday, November 9th.
‘I don’t think exploiting myself is progress at all, I think it just offered me some kind of control. The only time I feel like I’ve experienced empowerment is when I wrote this book and told this story and even just did something, created something. That seems like real power, ”she said.
During a conversation with Sunday Times Magazine the day before, Emily admitted that she had previously accepted thousands of dollars in exchange for attending events with various men – although she now breaks down this practice as a form of ‘manipulation’.
Emily starred in Robin Thicke’s 2013 video ‘Blurred Lines’. In the visual part, she appeared completely free. She later claimed the singer felt her beasts on set
Emily said that although she felt ‘completely’ at the time, she is now aware that ‘exploiting herself’ did not give her real strength
The mother of one child said she first experienced real empowerment when she wrote her book My Body – which is due out on Tuesday, November 9th.
Now, when asked how she could publicly point out these things but also admit to being involved in them, Emily explained: “I think this is really important – politicians are a great example of this – they criticize the system and still work inside it because you want it to change.
‘Like someone who can google and look at my Instagram and see all this glamor and success, fame … It’s really important to give people the whole story.’
“Writing this book and telling this story and even just doing something, creating something – that seems like real power,” she said.
She continued: ‘I don’t blame young girls and I would never embarrass them for how they dress or how they try to operate under the system or try to be.
‘Like I said, I don’t want to [them] to think there will be a beautiful path with flowers … It’s more complicated than that. There are many ways you can hurt yourself. Especially if you’re naive.
‘I was defiant. I really wanted to believe that I was an example of an empowered woman. If it were feminism, you can use your body for fame and success, and in a way, that’s absolutely true. In other ways, I didn’t feel empowered because it’s more complicated than just that.
‘It’s a cultural shift. Obviously, there are ways we can protect models, but this is a really complex industry, as it’s just about using women’s bodies to sell products, ”she said.
“So in the end, there will always be a level of objectification. But I think there is a lot of respect for these young women and to offer them as much control as possible.
‘In general and how we treat young girls and how we teach them – in all sorts of subtle ways – that they kindly have a duty to be really sweet, to never let them know what they need and to protect themselves.’
The brunette beauty – who greeted her first son Sylvester Apollo Bear with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard back in March – said she wanted to make sure that now that the 8-month-old is growing up, she is aware of how it can affect women in certain situations . ‘
“I think women and men can benefit from understanding this dynamic of power. If we understand how men sometimes feel scared to have something to prove, some things are difficult for men as well,” she said.
“Toxic masculinity is bad for everyone. I want to remove this pressure from him and also make him aware of how it can affect women in certain situations. ‘
Emily said there will always be a degree of objectification as this is a really complex industry but she hopes young models can be more ‘protected’ in the future
The runway star wants to make sure that when her now eight-month-old son Sylvester Apollo Bear (pictured) grows up, he will realize “how he can hurt women in certain situations”.
In her new book, Emily also claimed to be a photographer Jonathan Leder sexually assaulted her in 2011. And during a chat with The Sunday Times, she explained why she finally decided to reveal about the incident, along with what happened on the Blurred Lines shoot.
‘It was an experience I didn’t want to watch because I felt out of control over my own life and I was afraid to admit it,’ she admitted.
‘I didn’t sit down to write a list of traumatic events in my life. In general. But it was an experience that I was very ashamed of, and there is this confirmation that people read and recognize that your experience is real and exists. ‘
The star from the runway also described how her ex-boyfriend Owen ‘raped’ her when she was too drunk at 15 to refuse. He was said to be 16 years old at the time.
“The naming of what happened to Owen was especially healing,” Emily told Mag.
‘It was sex without consent. I was so young. I hadn’t had sex at all before. So many young women I know have their first early sexual experiences bordering on dissenting. ‘