Newsco – Emily Ratajkowski says she almost didn’t post throwback snaps where she flashed her abs

Toned: Emily Ratajkowski put her incredibly taut abs on full display in two new snaps that she shared to her Instagram page on Wednesday. Seen in November 2021

Emily Ratajkowski put her incredibly taut abs on display in two new snaps that she shared to her Instagram page on Wednesday.

In the caption of her post, the 30-year-old model, who gave birth to her first child Sylvester in March, took aim at body-shamers that she believed would respond negatively to her photos.

‘CFDAs ! thank you @miumiu and congratulations @ninagarcia (almost didn’t post this bc I knew the controversy it would stir up but hey it’s my body and I’m not going to lean into the shaming! God bless!),’ Emily wrote.

Toned: Emily Ratajkowski put her incredibly taut abs on full display in two new snaps that she shared to her Instagram page on Wednesday. Seen in November 2021

In the images, the Gone Girl star was seen attending the 2021 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards in New York City on November 10.

Her very toned tummy was the focus of her look as she had strong abs, which is impressive considering she welcomed a baby only eight months ago. 

Emily donned a two-tone gray ribbed cropped sweater that featured a zip-up bodice.

The catwalk queen wore a light blue collared shirt under the sweater. She sported a navy blue pleated midi skirt and a black belt which she wore low on her hips.

Defiant: In the caption of her post, the 30-year-old model, who gave birth to her first child Sylvester in March, took aim at body-shamers that she believed would respond negatively to her photos

Defiant: In the caption of her post, the 30-year-old model, who gave birth to her first child Sylvester in March, took aim at body-shamers that she believed would respond negatively to her photos

Beige underwear branded with Miu Miu’s logo peeked out from above the waistband of the runway star’s skirt. 

Emily completed her ensemble with black and white cap-toe patent leather stiletto heels, a quilted black leather clutch bag and sheer black stockings.

The brunette beauty wore her long locks in loose waves and her makeup included a rosy blush and a nude lipstick. 

Fashionista: In the images, the Gone Girl star was seen attending the 2021 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards in New York City on November 10

Fashionista: In the images, the Gone Girl star was seen attending the 2021 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards in New York City on November 10

All of the pieces of Emily’s outfit were by Miu Miu. Ratajkowski walked the runway for the famed Italian fashion house during Paris Fashion Week in 2016.

At the CFDA Awards, Emily presented Project Runway host and ELLE Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia with the Media Award.   

Meanwhile, Emily’s new book of essays, My Body has officially become a best-seller. 

Ratajkowski was very candid in her memoir about taking back ownership of her body after beginning her modeling career as a teenager.  

Luxury: All of the pieces of Emily's outfit were by Miu Miu. Ratajkowski walked the runway for the famed Italian fashion house during Paris Fashion Week in 2016

Luxury: All of the pieces of Emily’s outfit were by Miu Miu. Ratajkowski walked the runway for the famed Italian fashion house during Paris Fashion Week in 2016

During a press appearance last week, the new mom said she would be ‘horrified’ by another teenager doing the same type of photo shoots she did early in her career.

The model has opened up about her first topless shoot when she was just 17, and while she found it ‘validating’ at the time, she knows she would feel very different now seeing someone go through the same experience.

‘I think that I had no sense of what was happening other than that it was validating, and felt really validating for older men who ran a magazine to say, “You’re hot,”‘ she said during the Changes with Annie Macmanus podcast. 

‘It felt really good to have that. At the time, that’s all I focused on. Now looking back, I’m like, “Wow!”‘ she added.

Her story: In My Body, Emily gets candid about being sexually objectified and having her body exploited from a young age

Her story: In My Body, Emily gets candid about being sexually objectified and having her body exploited from a young age

‘I was a child, I actually can visualize that specific picture in my mind and I’m thinking about if I saw a 17 year old in that way now, I’d be horrified because I can recognize how young I was.

‘At the time, it just felt really powerful and cool. I think there were things going on under the surface of that that I didn’t even realize, was that I was learning to place a lot of value in how desirable I could be to men.’ 

Meanwhile, Emily also talked about her experience during puberty, as she started to develop when she was young and had to deal with conflicting emotions at the same.

She added: ‘I think from, like, [age] 10 to 12, I started to feel it at school with other kids, having boobs and under arm hair – it was very scary.

Reflection: During a press appearance last week, the new mom said she would be 'horrified' by another teenager doing the same type of photo shoots she did early in her career

Reflection: During a press appearance last week, the new mom said she would be ‘horrified’ by another teenager doing the same type of photo shoots she did early in her career

‘It both felt exciting because boys paid attention to me but then also they’d make fun of me for having underarm hair.’ 

One of the most explosive allegations in her book was claiming that singer Robin Thicke groped her on the set of his music video Blurred Lines, which shot her to stardom overnight with 721 million views on YouTube.

She wrote in My Body: ‘Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind,

‘I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke. He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed by sunglasses.

‘I didn’t have any real power as the naked girl dancing around in his music video. I was nothing more than a hired mannequin.’

Shocking: One of the most explosive allegations in her book was claiming that singer Robin Thicke groped her on the set of his music video Blurred Lines, which shot her to stardom overnight with 721 million views on YouTube

Shocking: One of the most explosive allegations in her book was claiming that singer Robin Thicke groped her on the set of his music video Blurred Lines, which shot her to stardom overnight with 721 million views on YouTube

She told the Millennial Love podcast of the incident: ‘I think that if I had actually flipped out on set and like, I’m done shooting, or whatever, called my agent, I was really an insignificant, unknown model at that point.

‘I don’t think anything would have happened except that I would have not had the career I did, which is just a harsh reality. But that’s the truth.’

Speaking about the alleged incident on the podcast Emily said: ‘It was a very embarrassing, humiliating moment for me, but I really never thought about it and brushed it off as insignificant.

‘I think some part of myself, which I didn’t even write about really, also felt like, ‘well of course that happened, he was that guy. He was drunk on set.’

She wrote in My Body: 'Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind, I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke. He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed by sunglasses. I didn’t have any real power as the naked girl dancing around in his music video. I was nothing more than a hired mannequin.'

She wrote in My Body: ‘Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind, I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke. He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed by sunglasses. I didn’t have any real power as the naked girl dancing around in his music video. I was nothing more than a hired mannequin.’

She continued: ‘And why I point out the embarrassment that it shows about me, not him, I felt like it was very embarrassing for me, which I do write about because it then was so clear that I was just sort of this hired model whose body was being used, really like however these men wanted to use it.’

‘I had this weird feeling always when people would talk to me about the video and Robin Thicke and I thought ‘oh it’s just because it’s like when somebody writes a one-hit wonder or their first big breakout song and they get tired of talking about the thing that they’re known for’ and it wasn’t until five years after the video that I allowed myself to have this memory and acknowledged it as real.’

She mused: ‘There’s a part of me that feels embarrassed even talking about it because you don’t want to be the type of person – and I’m using this language.

‘I don’t think it’s correct but it’s how I feel – which is you don’t want to be the type of person who can be a ‘victim’, who can be hurt or that there’s any type of power being used over you or that you don’t have agency over your body.’  

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