Emily Ratajkowski on What "Ideal Body" Really Means

Aemilia Madden

If you look at Emily Ratajkowski's Instagram feed, you'll find the model posing in everything from pretty Reformation dresses to flirty bikinis, but in her latest editorial spread, she's wearing nothing at all. Ratajkowski posed for Harper's Bazaar's August issue and discussed her thoughts on body image and shaming in the cover story.

“The world should not be exclusive of the ideal body. It has to include all ideals, all bodies. The whole idea is that when Kim (Kardashian) takes a nude selfie, she’s just seeking attention. That’s not the issue. A woman can be seeking attention and also make a statement. They don’t need to be mutually exclusive.”

She also discussed the use of social media, a tool which is practically a requirement for models in today's technologically driven world. "A selfie is a sort of interesting way to reclaim the gaze, right?" she stated. "You're looking at yourself and taking a photo while looking at everyone."

Read on for a look at the images, then head to Harper's Bazaar to read the interview in full!

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