Ratajkowski, meanwhile, said she’s faced plenty of “backlash” ever since her essay excerpt made headlines.
“It was a brutal couple of days on Twitter for me,” Ratajkowski recalled. “But you know, I felt like it was really important because for so long I talked about one side of my experience, which was me having so much fun, being on the set with a bunch of women—which is also true and I guess that’s sort of what the book is about.”
She continued, “These are the parts you can’t see on Instagram, you can’t see when you Google something or watch a video, but this is the reality of what it means to be a model and be a commodity in that way.”
Ratajkowski tackles this cultural commodification of women throughout My Body, reflecting on her childhood, career and eventually, the birth of her son Sly. She and her producer husband Sebastian Bear-McClard welcomed him in March, and as Ratajkowski revealed in a recent interview with ELLE, she was initially relived to have a son instead of a daughter.