"I've always felt, in some ways, like an outsider. But that is the fashion industry," Crystal Renn has said. While it may be hard to believe that someone who has been featured in editorials for nearly every magazine under the sun, shot campaigns for everyone from Chanel to H&M, and counts the likes of Zac Posen and Coco Rocha as close friends could ever feel anything other than one of the gang, it's precisely that down-to-earth attitude that makes Renn so appealing. "I'd love to see [the fashion industry] open their eyes to the variety of women. That variety is what's beautiful," Renn — who has dealt her own much-publicized body transformations and is considered the world's most successful plus-sized model ever — has said. So, in honor of her 26th birthday, here are 26 snaps of Renn doing what Renn does best: looking glam and being herself.
26 Snaps of Crystal Renn in Honor of Her 26th Birthday