Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski says she is tired of being a sex symbol. Image via Instagram: @EmilyRatajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski remembers being called ‘too sexy’ at only thirteen

‘Tired of being a sex symbol’: Model Emily Ratajkwoski shared how she was often sexualised at a very young age by industry people.

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski says she is tired of being a sex symbol. Image via Instagram: @EmilyRatajkowski

Model Emily Ratajkowski has made a huge name for herself in the fashion and beauty industry. According to her though, she is tired of being a sex symbol. In her new book, My Body, Emily reveals how she was sexualised since she was only twelve years old by industry men.

Emily Ratajkowski recalls being overly-sexualised at a young age

A few months ago, model Emily Ratajkowskii made headlines when she accused singer Robin Thicke of groping her while on the set of his Blurred Lines music video.

In a new book titled My Body, Emily makes more shocking revelations about being overly sexualised while growing up. According to Emily, at only 13, an unnamed man made a vile comment about a photo in her portfolio.

“Now this is the look… This is how we know this girl gets f****d,” while browsing her portfolio.

This wasn’t the only time she was sexualised Emily reveals. In her book, she writes that she was told that she was “too sexy” at one point.

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“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.”

Now aged 30, she says she is tired of being objectified by males in the fashion industry.

Where it all started

Further along in her book, Emily reveals that her parents and particularly her mother played a big role in her self-image. According to her, it was important to her mother that she was “beautiful”. She also shares that her mother wanted to capitalise on that beauty.

“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 also details how she was kicked out of a school dance at 13 for being dressed “too sexy”. Her mother, very upset by this, assured her that she had nothing to be ashamed about adding that they can “go f*** themselves”.

She also shares how proud her mother was when she got the attention of boys, despite the fact that she was a child.

“That boy looked at you when you stood up and flipped your hair,” she said, according to Emily. “He was watching you,” her mother once said to her first modeling audition, Daily Mail reports.

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