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Emily Ratajkowski: I was a victim of my image

The model said she did not aspire to be famous.

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Emily Ratajkowski found fame after starring in the video for Blurred Lines (Ian West/PA)

Emily Ratajkowski found fame after starring in the video for Blurred Lines (Ian West/PA)

Emily Ratajkowski found fame after starring in the video for Blurred Lines (Ian West/PA)

Emily Ratajkowski says she has been a “victim” of her image but she has capitalised on it now.

The model-turned-actress, who shot to fame in the controversial Blurred Lines video, is writing a memoir.

She told GQ: “I’m trying to use my experience as a model and someone who has capitalised on their image and also someone who has been maybe a victim of their image.”

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Emily Ratajkowski in GQ (Sebastian Bear McClard/GQ)

Emily Ratajkowski in GQ (Sebastian Bear McClard/GQ)

Emily Ratajkowski in GQ (Sebastian Bear McClard/GQ)

Ratajkowski, 28, said the book was “like a memoir, but with added political thinking”.

And she added: “The way I use my image and as a model and capitalise off of it has been very much about survival, rather than a representation of who I am.

“Modelling was an amazing way to make money and gain stability – fame came with that and it was a bizarre thing.

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Emily Ratajkowski on the cover of GQ (Sebastian Bear-McClard/GQ)

Emily Ratajkowski on the cover of GQ (Sebastian Bear-McClard/GQ)

Emily Ratajkowski on the cover of GQ (Sebastian Bear-McClard/GQ)

“Fame wasn’t something I had really expected or really wanted, although deep down probably every 20-year-old girl wants to be famous a little bit.”

She said she previously “wrote off” Demi Moore “as an actress, because she was so sexy” and added: “It just goes to show how deeply internalised misogyny is.”

The full feature is in the June issue of GQ, available via digital download and on newsstands now.

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