30 Amazing Facts About Emily Ratajkowski You Might Have Missed Before

Emily Ratajkowski
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Emily Ratajkowski, since starting her model career, has been making headlines for almost everything she does. As a self-identified feminist, be it in the music video “Blurred Lines,” or her role in “Gone Girl,” she has undoubtedly been the face unforgettable, becoming the icon that she is now. Pretty recently, the model had welcomed her first newborn into this world, taking up a new role as a lovely mother. Apart from her professional career, she has constantly been an advocate for women’s health issues, and has taken part in various campaigns, in order to raise funds, in support of it. Here are some really interesting facts about the American model that you probably did not know before:

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  1.  She was honored with the University of Southern California Inspire Award at their inaugural ceremony in March 2018.
  2.  She was the model for the French fashion brand The Kooples's Fall 2017 collection, following which she collaborated with the brand to create a 38-piece bag collection, named Emily By The Kooples.
  3.  In January 2018, Ratajkowski shot a fashion campaign with Inez and Vinoodh, as the new ambassador for Kérastase, which marks her first beauty campaign.
  4.  She designed the mythology-themed "EmRata x Spinelli Kilcollin" jewelry collection with Spinelli Kilcollin that launched at Barneys New York on May 30, 2018, with prices starting at $6,000.
  5.  She was a victim of the iCloud leaks of celebrity photos, when several nude pictures of her were leaked online in September 2014.
  6.  Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski was born on June 7, 1991 to John David “J.D” Ratajkowski and Kathleen Anne Balgley in Westminster, London. She is an only child.
  7.  Her father was a art teacher and a painter, while her mother earned her PhD from the University of California, San Diego, before becoming a lecturer of English at the University of California, San Diego.
  8.  They both met when they were teaching at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas, California. When Emily was born, her father was 45 years old and her mother was 39 years. They were unmarried.
  9.  The family resided in West Kensington and Bloomsbury, before moving to San Diego, California, where she was primarily raised in nearby Encinitas.
  10.  Being obsessed with theatre, at the young age of five, she started to stage shows for her family. Her earliest role was as Elsa in the North Coast Repertory Theatre School's “The Little Match Girl.”
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  12.  During her youth, she visited nude beaches in Europe with her family. In fact, it was the exposure to nude female figure in photography and art, including her father’s work, which prepared her for nude work.
  13.  At the age of 14, she met and signed with a talent agent, after constant encouragement from her acting coach. She immediately signed with Ford models, and went on to do teen print catalog modeling for Kohl's and Nordstrom.
  14.  The very next year, she started auditioning for Disney and iCarly roles, but ended up being typecast as a bully or cheerleader.
  15.  With this she decided that she would stop auditioning until, she had garnered enough fame to be selective about her roles in the movies.
  16.  She attended San Dieguito Academy in San Diego, while simultaneously modeling and acting in Los Angeles. However, her manager discouraged her from acting for some time, and concentrate on modeling.
  17.  In the year 2009, she attended UCLA for one year, before taking up the modeling career, as a full-time model. Later, in an interview she claimed that she did not enjoy her time in UCLA.
  18.  She filmed commercials for Nikon and Carl's Jr., including the various versions of a 2012 Carl's Jr commercial with Sara Jean Underwood.
  19.  Emily credits her March 2012 cover of the artistic erotica magazine “treats!,” to have earned her two high profile music video roles, which proved to be the breakthrough points of her career.
  20.  She was featured in the most popular single “Blurred Lines,” from Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell Williams, in the year 2013.
  21.  It was reported that Thicke had seen Ratajkowski’s “treats!” cover, and convinced director Diane Martel to have Emily featured in the music video of “Blurred Lines.”
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  23.  Emily had initially turned down the offer, out of fear that she would be typecast as a music video model, but following persuasion from Martel, she accepted it.
  24.  She performance in the “Blurred Lines” video, garnered her notoriety, especially as a sex symbol. She was listed among the “Twenty Hottest Sex Symbols” by Rolling Stone in December 2013.
  25.  In fact, it was this video, which impressed Ben Affleck, who encouraged director David Fincher, to cast Emily in the 2014 adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel “Gone Girl.”
  26.  Her first leading role was as Sophie, a Stanford University dropout, opposite Zac Efron, in the musical “We Are Your Friends,” released in August 2015.
  27.  During the 2016 presidential election of the United States, she endorsed Bernie Sanders, and spoke at the rally in New Hampshire in support of his campaign.
  28.  Emily made her runway debut for Marc Jacobs at the spring/summer 2016 New York Fashion Week finale on September 17, 2015.
  29.  She got married to actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard in a New York courthouse wedding, after dating him for several weeks. The couple currently resides in NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan and in Los Angeles.
  30.  She announced that she is pregnant with her first child with husband Sebastian, in the Vogue digital cover, issued on October 26, 2020. She gave birth to a son – Sylvester Apollo Bear on March 8, 2021.
  31.  In March 2018, she shot her first fragrance campaign, becoming the face of Paco Rabanne Parfum’s women’s line of fragrance.
  32.  She has done several public service campaigns, raising funds for various causes. She even shot a short film promoting reproductive and sexual health for Planned Parenthood.
  33.  Emily Ratajkowski Net Worth: $8 Million

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