Emily Ratajkowski; Nothing Blurred Here

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It’s easier to see supermodel Emily Ratajkowski nude than it is to see her with clothes on. You know somebody has done a lot of nudity when there’s a whole Pinterest page dedicated to their naked pictures. Emily first came into the public’s consciousness in singer Robin Thicke’s music video for his single, Blurred Lines in 2013 in which she danced both topless and in nude colored underwear. She was cast in the video after being seen posing naked on the cover of the March 2012 issue of treats!, a specialty fine arts and erotica magazine published twice a year.  Emily credits the treats! cover for also getting her cast in Maroon 5’s video for “Love Somebody” although her music video debut was in British singer, Taio Cruz’s “Fast Cars.” Emily’s unusual looks are due to her Polish, German and Irish heritage thus her last name, “Ratajkowski” which has a silent “j.” She 5’7 and her vitals are 36-24-34.  Although Emily was born in the London suburb of Westminster in England, her teacher parents are American and moved to Encinitas, California when she was 5 years old. Before Emily became music video muses, she started modeling at 14 years old and signed with Ford models. She modeled commercially for department stores such as Nordstrom and Forever 21, before moving to swimsuits and lingerie for Frederick’s of Hollywood. Emily started her career as fashion model when she shot several campaigns with celebrity photographer Tony Duran. After the high-profile Blurred Lines video launched Emily into sex symbols stratosphere, she was named “Woman of the Year” by Esquire magazine, beating out Jennifer Lawrence in the online voting contest. FHM named Emily as the fourth sexiest woman in the world in April 2014 and Maxim ranked her #62 on their 2014 Annual Hot list.  In 2014, Emily also appeared in the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue in which she wore nothing but body paint and a bikini made of guitar picks.

See Emily get ready for her S.I. photoshoot: 





In addition to posing completely nude in the March 2012 issue of treats!, Emily has posed nude for various pictures in the magazine’s first few issues starting in 2011 when she was 19 years old.  She then posed naked for GQ Turkey’s March 2013 cover for fashion photographer, Tony Kelly where she showcases her ample bosom and tight butt. Those pictures were later repurposed for the July/August 2013 issue of American GQ after Emily’s exposure was raised by the Blurred Lines video.  She also appeared in GQ’s December 2013 Issue in the “Masters Of Sexy: The Year In Babes” pictorial shot by high-profile fashion photographer Terry Richardson.

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In July 2013, Emily posed topless on the cover of, CR Fashion Book, a magazine published by the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld’s magazine.  The photoshoot in which Emily appeared in erotic scenes with Victoria Secret model, Karlie Kloss and male models was shot by famed photographer, Bruce Weber. Emily later posed for GQ again in the July 2014 issue appearing topless on the cover and in a photo spread in which certain body parts was strategically covered in black sand.  The issue caused some controversy when clothing retailer Lands’ End sent the issue to some of its best customers as a promotional item.  Some of those customers actually complained about the cover and Emily’s pictorial to the point that Edgar Huber, Lands’ End’s CEO had to issue a public apology. 

Lands’ End customers complained about seeing this:



Emily was also targeted on the second wave of the “fappening” scandal; the hacked celebrity nude leaks that first started in August 2014 and continued through September 2014. Although Emily fans around the world has seen her naked, she probably doesn’t appreciated being seen naked when she hasn’t given her permission to be seen naked.  However, there is one thing she hasn’t yet exposed on camera and can keep to herself.  “Not a lot of people know this but my one and only tattoo is of a window on the back of my ankle,” she revealed. She said the image was inspired by her exploration of a sense of place and memories of home.


Blurred Lines was directed by veteran music video director and choreographer Diane Martel and released on March 20, 2013. Two versions were filmed; one where the models (Emily, Elle Evans and Jessi M’Bengue) pose and dance throughout the video while topless and wearing skin colored G-strings and one in which their breasts are not shown. The idea to do a risqué video came from Robin Thicke’s manager, Jordan Feldstein who felt the song needed to be marketed in an interesting way since Thicke had never had a radio hit. Feldstein felt making a video that would be sure to go viral to attract attention and controversy was the best way to promote the song. He said in an interview, “I knew it would get it banned quickly. Getting something banned actually helps you.” The video did its job attracting criticism from various groups and feminists who called the video misogynistic, a promotion of date rape and overall “supports an unhealthy attitude towards sex and consent.”  The song was also banned in schools and universities in the U.S. and U.K.

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About the criticism, Emily said, “Anything that’s in pop culture and involves naked women and dressed men should be criticized or at least inspected so I felt glad that it was criticized.”  Emily said she agreed to be in the video after talking to director Martel and hearing her vision.  Emily said she did the video for other women because it gave her the chance to “say the things that I felt about feminism today and about women in general in pop culture.” Emily feels strongly that women should feel comfortable in their own skin explaining, “The way that I was dancing, sort of sarcastically, it wasn’t for men—it was for myself and for other women.”  Although many feel Blurred Lines is a sexist video, Emily doesn’t agree and said in an Esquire magazine “On the surface level, the naked women dancing, I understand that can be perceived that way.”  Yes she feels that she and the other models were simply being playful and having a good time their bodies.  She explains, “It’s very important for young women today to have that confidence. I think it’s actually celebrating women and their bodies.”



Emily said in an interview that society needs to accept there is nothing wrong with seeing a nude female, “We’re at an interesting time where women have been told to take the pill is cool, to sleep with whom­ever you want or wear what you want,” she said in an interview. “But if you’re naked, it can be offensive or sexist in some way.” Emily says she’s always been comfortable regarding nudity since she’s been exposed to nudity her whole life. In art, she appreciates the female naked form due to her father who is a visual artist and during family vacations in Europe, her mother sunbathed topless. Emily gives credit to her liberal upbringing and exposure to art for her ease in front of the camera in the buff. When asked why she has such confidence in posing nude, Emily explained, “I always found the female form from the photographer or the artists’ side to be a really interesting and beautiful subject. So I never really thought of judging my body.” Of course when you have a body like Emily’s, it’s easy to not judge oneself. She understands that when it comes to modeling, the photographer is making an image using her body and the camera as a tool.  She says, “The female body is a beautiful thing and it should be embraced and celebrated.”

Easy for her to say:

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Now. Director David Fincher cast Emily in his film adaptation of the book, Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck after Affleck suggested her for the role after seeing the Blurred Lines video. In the movie, Emily plays Andie, the young girl who is having an affair with Affleck’s character, Nick Dunne whose wife goes missing.  Acting has been something Emily has always been interested in doing. In fact, when she was a teen, she appeared in Season 3 of the Nickelodeon show, iCarly on 2 episodes.  She played Tasha, Gibby’s girlfriend but stopped going to auditions after being typecast as the “mean girl.” But now, the Blurred Lines video has brought huge exposure (literally and figuratively) for Emily and she’s grabbed Hollywood’s attention. When it comes to doing nudity, clearly this is probably not going to be a problem for Emily.  She said, “I’m not worried about nudity. I’d rather play a complex character who has a love scene than a stupid girl who’s just a girl next door.”  Emily is now famous enough she’s going to play herself in a cameo in the 2015 Entourage movie.  She is also co-starring with Zac Efron in her first leading role in We Are Your Friends, a romantic drama.  When asked what roles she would like to play, Emily said, “Right now I would love to take a role that shows that I can really act. Not just like the model turned actress who can sort of make her way through a film and look pretty.”  With Emily’s lack of aversion to exposing herself physically and hopefully emotionally as an actress, it seems like it’s a given she will someday reach her goal.

You’ll be seeing more of Emily on the red carpet from now on:

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