Emily Ratajkowski Shares Swimsuit Photo From When She Was 14 And Gives Advice To Young Girls
Emily Ratajkowski is one of the world's biggest supermodels. In addition to her modeling and acting jobs, she is also a fashion designer with her own clothing line — Inamorata Woman. Emily is known for posting many sexy selfies and as her clothing line focuses on swimsuits, she often shares what many would consider being fairly revealing photos. She became a household name after appearing in the Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams video "Blurred Lines." Now, the 28-year-old is sharing some words of wisdom for young girls who are on Instagram or other social media platforms and who may feel they need to post sexy photos. Emily shared a bathing suit photo from when she was 14-years-old and revealed she has mixed feelings about the image.
Known for her flawless figure, Emily is frequently accused of photoshopping her body in pictures and she wanted to share the throwback selfie to prove that her curves are real. She began by saying that she always turned to that photo from her younger years to prove her body was all-natural, but she said now, seeing herself in a sexy bikini at the age of 14, gives her mixed feelings.
She said that looking back, she wished she encouraged herself to be more than just a beautiful body. She also encouraged young girls not to worry about how they look on Instagram and to focus on other things such as books.
You may see the throwback photo Emily shared along with her caption that offered sage advice to young girls below.
" I used to like showing people this photo of me at 14 to prove that my body is natural. Now I’m a little sad it exists at all. I was just a kid in this picture and I wish the world had encouraged my 14-year-old self to be more than just my body. All of that said, I do still feel like I’ve been empowered through my body and my sexuality via modeling and platforms like Instagram. Luckily I have discovered the parts of me that are so much more important than “sexiness”, but if you’re a 14-year-old girl reading this, don’t worry about any of that for now. Read lots of books and know that what you see on Instagram is just a very small fraction of complete and beautifully complex human beings."
What do you think about Emily Ratajkowski's words of advice to younger girls?
Do you think teen girls are focusing too much on their appearance and social media and not enough on developing their minds?