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Smokin' HOT: Emily Ratajkowski is Esquire's Woman of the Year

October 28, 2013 14:25 IST

Smokin' HOT: Emily Ratajkowski is Esquire's Woman of the Year

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With 64.6 per cent votes, the brunette is set to wrap up a productive (if tad controversial) year.

Long before Miley Cyrus twerked before Robin Thicke, Emily Ratajkowski had done it all in his Blurred Lines music video.

The British-born American model appeared in Thicke's video in various stages of undress provoking strong response from activist groups, some even labelling it 'eye-poppingly misogynist'.

Interestingly, Ratajkowski's describes her mother, an English professor and writer and a Fulbright scholar, as a 'feminist and intellectual'. Her father is Polish though she was raised in California and has lived in many parts of Europe.


Image: Emily Ratajkowski arrives at the Playboy and Universal Pictures' Kick-Ass 2 event at Comic-Con in California
Photographs: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Playboy

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By the time she was 14, Emily Ratajkowski was already signed up by Ford Models. She continued schooling at the San Dieguito Academy while taking up modelling gigs in Los Angeles.

After studying for a year at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), she gave up education altogether as modelling assignments began to pile up.

Unaware of its popularity, she also auditioned for and appeared in Nickelodeon's show iCarly. This remains her only acting job so far.


Image: Emily Ratajkowski
Photographs: Rag & Bone ad campaign

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Besides shooting for several editorials, Emily Ratajkowski also appeared nude on the cover of Treats, which then led to two music video gigs.

The first one was for Maroon 5's Somebody following which her agent told her about the Robin Thicke video, which she initially turned down.

"On paper it sounded pretty crazy," Emily Ratajkowski told Rolling Stone of Blurred Lines and it took some convincing before she agreed.

The video, despite its controversies or because of it, has become one of the best decisions of Emily Ratajkowski's career leading to a jam packed schedule.

In an interview to Esquire, Ratajkowski said she didn't think the video was sexist. And in yet another one she confessed that she thought it was 'tasteful (and) beautiful'.

With 64.6 per cent, Emily Ratajkowski was named Esquire's Woman of the Year.


Image: Ever since her Blurred Lines appearance Emily Ratajkowski's schedule has been jam packed.
Photographs: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Playboy

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