Emily Ratajkowski Reveals Vile Comment Casting Agent Made About Her
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Emily Ratajkowski has spoken about a vile comment she heard from a casting agent when she was still in secondary school.
The 30-year-old model and actor has opened up about some of the experiences she faced as a youngster and said she's 'tired' of being a sex symbol.
Writing about the incident in her new book My Body, Emily claims that the anonymous man said: "Now this is the look... this is how we know this girl gets f*****," as he looked through her modelling portfolio.
She went on to say: "I was a child... But somehow already an expert in detecting male desire, even if I didn't completely understand what to make of it."
It was also revealed that her parents 'focused' on how she looked and encouraged her to capitalise on it, writing: "I've never prayed much... But I do remember that as a young girl I prayed for beauty.
"Beauty was a way for me to be special.
"When I was special, I felt my parents' love for me the most... It seemed important to them both, especially to my mother, that their daughter be perceived as beautiful."
Emily has referenced some of the feminist essays in My Body on her social media. Highlighting one in particular, she shared some pictures from an agency shoot she did at the age of 20.
Alongside the montage of pictures, she wrote: "This essay chronicles my uncomfortably ambiguous transactions with wealthy men around the time these were taken.
"It also details the way I learned to withhold judgement of the women who take advantage of these kinds of interactions."
In My Body, Emily also details her claims that Robin Thicke groped her during filming for the 'Blurred Lines' music video.
She has accused Thicke of fondling her during the shoot, writing: "Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger's hands cupping my bare breasts from behind.
"I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke."
She goes on to add: "He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set.
"[The director, Diane Martel's] voice cracked as she yelled out to me, 'Are you okay?'.
"I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body.
"I didn't react - not really, not like I should have."