Former plus size model, Crystal Renn has landed a bikini gig with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2012 and she looks amazing. However, her recent weight loss has raised a lot of eyebrows, so find out what Crystal had to say about it and check out her stunning new spread next!

Former plus-size model Crystal Renn has managed to alter her body completely and ditch her 'plus size' label as she has dropped a stunning amount of weight. The supermodel made the best out of her new slender physique in a spread for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2012, where she posed seductively in various bikinis in an array of beautiful sceneries in Australia. Captured on lens by Walter Iooss Jr., Ms. Renn looks absolutely sensational, but her current weight has managed to split the public's opinion in half. While some people love Crystal Renn's new svelte figure, others believe that Crystal looked much better when she was a size 14 and a plus size model.

The diva has opened up about her battle with anorexia in the past as she documented her journey and shared her experience with her fans in a book titled 'Hungry', and because of her past, her weight loss has raised a lot of eyebrows.

Crystal has stated that she is more than comfortable in her own skin then when she was a size 14 and she is the first plus size model to be featured in 6 Vogue Magazines. Although Crystal has revealed in the past that plus size model have a much longer career than zero size models, she decided to ditch her plus size career and become a regular size model. Apparently, the attention her slimdown received put a little bit of pressure on Crystal as she revealed in an interview for Ford Models blog that she's not willing to change her look for others. She said:

“I think that by placing a title on my head, which is 'plus-size,' and then the picture that these people have created in their mind about what plus-size actually is, I've basically failed [your expectations] just with that.”

In an interview with People, former plus-size model Crystal Renn talks about her newest spread for the uber-popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2012. The supermodel looks sensational and although almost half the size she was in the past, Crystal is very satisfied with her new look and doesn't feel pressured to live up to others expectations. She tells People that:
“I've been a double-zero to a 16 even, for a bit. Now, to be a size six or an eight, it's a really interesting place to be, because there are very few sizes or eights.”

Apparently, doing the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2012 was very fun for Crystal, who is an advocate for size diversity on the runway, as according to her the magazine isn't interested to feature skinny models but healthy models. She said:

“There's a woman at SI who's made it a point to make sure that the models are healthy. They're not interested in who's the thinnest model of them all, they're about the girl. We all have different bodies. There's not one type that's idealized.
I felt comfortable with my body. I've been doing yoga for a while now, that makes you aware of how your body moves. I have found a place of stability when it comes to how to view my figure.”

Check out Crystal Renn's complete spread in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2012.

Photos courtesy of Sports Illustrated