Emily Ratajkowski Opens Up About A Topic Close To Her Heart: Her Boobs

When Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' music video was released in 2013, the world was introduced to a scantily clad Emily Ratajkowski dancing with a bunch of other models.

Her profile jumped even more when the uncensored version was uploaded to the internet - with men and women around the world cheering over this newfound beauty (She'd actually been modelling since 2006 - but that's beside the point).

Following that video, she was crowned 'Woman of the Year' by Esquire and a sex symbol by Rolling Stone, Maxim and FHM but has also faced a backlash from some. Many of her fans focus on one section of her body which helped her gain fame: her breasts.

And the 26-year-old model has now opened up about what they mean to her.

Credit: Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram
Credit: Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram

"Boobs are funny," she told Marie Claire. "They hurt sometimes, and sometimes they're the thing that makes me feel the most powerful. They're a key to my sexuality.

"They're all those things.

"I remember there was some article like 'Emily Ratajkowski Is the Mozart of Breasts'. What was so bad is someone sent it to my dad, who sent it to me. My dad still sees me as a little kid.

"I love my boobs. I love other people's boobs. Boobs are kind of great."

Credit: Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram
Credit: Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram

She's an outspoken feminist, which has angered some people on account of her openness to get naked. The model has been lumped in with the likes of Kim Kardashian with some critics claiming it's hypocritical to talk about gender equality on one hand and then strip naked on the other.

Some feminists argue that getting naked and promoted on social media is done for men's attention - but Emily strictly opposes that idea.

The 26-year-old told the Metro: "People connect a lot of strange things to [feminism]. In general, I really love women and I want them to be treated equally.

"I think some people have a problem with a model who has done nude work using the word 'feminist,' but I have no problems with saying it."

Emily says she used to go to nude beaches during her childhood and was exposed to the bare body plenty of times, which allowed her to appreciate the human form.

She told the New York Times: "I think if you are a public figure, you have a responsibility to say something for a cause you truly believe in and help it on its course.

"It's incredibly frustrating that society somehow feels that women can't manage to be political, feminist and a sex symbol."

Free the nipple Em.

Featured Image Credit: Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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