Emily Ratajkowski Talks Boys, Books And Blurred Lines

Emily Ratajkowski is having her moment. After debuting last year in the much discussed “Blurred Lines” video, the world began to ask “who’s that girl?” The girl who’s face winked at us from behind Robin Thicke’s shameless self promotion. Since then she has starred in the Revolve Clothing campaign, made the cover of GQ and landed a role in the up coming Gone Girl movie. This week she spoke to Elle magazine about getting her start in such a controversial way, how she’s dealing with being more than just the girl in the music video, and how that same pretty face may have actually held her back.

On those “Blurred Lines”: “I just thought it was another job—a music video, kind of fun. There are a million music videos and a million things that go up on the web. It took even a while for me to really understand how big of an impact it really had because people still love it, you know? Even a year later.”

On her newfound notoriety: “Honestly, I just forget sometimes that this has happened and walking down the street someone might recognize me. Every time it happens, especially in New York where it happens like every day, I’m still shocked, like ‘Oh, thank you’.”

On what she looks for in a guy: “I really like people who are creative in some way too. I have noticed that in my dating history, I tend to get along with people who like to make things or are creatively inclined.”

On being seen as more than a pretty face: “I don’t believe in proving myself ever. I’m in the school of thought where if someone is a curious person they can find whatever they want. So I like to present myself as I feel comfortable and not worry about having to prove myself.”

On what she’s reading right now: “I am reading Blow-Up because I have never read it and am really liking it. I am also reading a collection of short stories from my favorite author, Lorrie Moore. I love her books so it’s been kind of fun to read her stories this way. I am also reading a book called After Visiting with Friends by Michael Haney.”

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