Emily Ratajkowski: ‘I don’t have a trainer & I don’t really go to the gym’


Emily Ratajkowski is suddenly all over the place. She’s promoting We Are Your Friends, the Zac Efron-is-a-DJ movie, where she plays the girlfriend. As I said yesterday, Emily has been pretty smart about her transition to acting – she hasn’t dumped on her modeling career and if anything, her film roles make her more desirable and in-demand as a model. She’s fronting new ad campaigns, she gets more magazine covers and she does interviews with major media outlets. It’s the best of both worlds for her. I may have spoken too soon though – as it turns out, in Emily’s recent interview in British GQ, she did diss the music video that made her a household name!

What she thinks of “Blurred Lines” now: “’I have to say, from someone who really knows the beginning of ‘Blurred Lines’ when it comes on, half the time it’s the Marvin Gaye song, but I’ve already tried to leave the place or hide, and then it’s like. ‘Oh it’s the Marvin Gaye one, what the f–k was I stressing about? They’re that similar.’”

She wouldn’t do the video now if they asked her: “’I think I’ve done enough nudity now that I don’t really need to do ‘Blurred Lines’ again. Like, if someone asked me to do it now, I’d probably say no. I didn’t feel objectified when I was making it. I felt like I was having a lot of fun as a sexual person.”

She turned it down at first: “’It was so bad. I was like, there is absolutely no way they could pay me enough money. I didn’t give a s**t. Because it’s me, and it’s me, so I don’t care who’s attached to it.”

[Via the National Ledger]

She later says that director Diane Martel changed her mind and she (Emily) respected Diane’s vision and that’s what convinced her to do it. So… does she get a pass for disrespecting a song and video that were so central in launching her career? Does she get a pass because ultimately, everyone dumps on Robin Thicke and who cares? Sure.

Emily also did a feature with the New York Times about makeup, skincare, hair and all of that. It’s an interesting read but that’s only because I genuinely like reading about how professional models take care of themselves. Here are some assorted quotes:

Perfume: “I actually don’t wear fragrance. I always feel like I smell cheap. I guess I just haven’t found one that’s not overpowering or too sweet. Even when I try one of the super masculine scents, I just think, “I don’t want to smell like a man.” Besides, I like my own scent.”

Her favorite spa service: “I’m pretty terrified of facials. I’ve had enough bad ones, and honestly, I don’t break out. My big treat is that once a month I go to a Korean spa. The one I go to, called Natura, is not as popular as the ones most of Hollywood goes to. I usually go about 40 minutes before my appointment, and you can get into all these different pools. Then you get a body scrub, and you’re lying there naked with 20 other women. They just treat you like a piece of meat, but it’s worth it. Then you shower, and I like the acupressure massage. Those ladies are strong! They even put grated cucumber on your face. I do have to warn: It’s not your traditional spa. There is no one greeting you and asking how your day is. But that’s what I love about it. I let my mind shut off and have someone take care of what needs to be done. Afterward, my skin is so soft, and I always sleep so well that night.

Diet & Fitness: “For me, it’s about feeling good about what you eat. I do love turmeric and beet juices. It’s so L.A., you can’t avoid it. But I don’t have a trainer, and I don’t really go to the gym. I go on long walks and hikes with my girlfriends. That’s about it. I’m just not a crazy fitness person. I’m definitely an outlier in the industry.”

[From The NYT]

That spa service sounds intense, but I might enjoy something like that. I actually hate making small talk with hairstylists and manicurists and the like, which is one of the reasons I don’t go in for a lot of that stuff (plus, I’m pretty cheap). As for her not working out in a gym and not having a trainer… do you believe her? Eh.


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  1. GlimmerBunny says:

    Well, thare’s other (unhealthy) ways to stay very thin…

    • Marisa says:

      Like eating normally? You don’t have to always work out to be thin.

    • LonnieTinks says:

      I have a friend like her, she is 31, and has the body of a bikini model, all while eating whatever she wants. It is beyond me how she does it.

  2. Lindy79 says:

    She’s just so likeable and relate-able isn’t she….

  3. Lucy says:

    I believe her. I’m the same. 5’9 and I’m 125lbs, I do 500 sit-ups a day and 100 squats, takes me half hour total, and it’s good enough to keep me fit really. I have a high metabolism so I don’t gain weight, she’s probably the same (not saying this to brag or make anyone feel bad)

    • INeedANap says:

      I believe you, everyone’s body is different. If you calorie counted your food intake, you’d also likely realize that while you’re eating a healthy amount of food, you’re not overshooting by hundreds of calories either.

    • HH says:

      Is that a comparable example? 500 sit ups ans 100 squats per day is still a decent amount of exercise. And sounds like it’s intense for doing it in 30 min. It sounds like Emily is saying she only exercises occasionally and even then, it’s low intensity.

    • EN says:

      Girl, that is intense. 500 sits ups? My legs would fall off.

      • qwerty says:

        Sit ups are for abs 😛 My abs totally would fall off though…

        And I agree, that’s quite a lot of exercise. Sure, it’s not cardio but for strength that’s a lot.

  4. minx says:

    I believe her because she’s tall and she’s a BABY.
    I could eat anything I wanted at that age because I was nearly 6 feet tall.
    Then your metabolism, pregnancies, etc. catch up with you. And the good times are over, lol.

    • meme says:

      apparently some don’t get that. at her age, a lot of women don’t exercise like fiends.

    • OhDear says:

      I believe her, too. She’s very pretty, but she does not look toned.

    • Kitten says:

      I totally believe her. She doesn’t look fit or strong.

      Credit where credit is due: her boobs are incredible, but I don’t find her body particularly aspirational. I’ll take fit and toned like J Lo over boobs-on-a-stick any day of the week.

    • Franca says:

      But is she tall? I mean, Zac Efron is 173 cm and she’s a bit shorther than him in heels. How is she a model with that height?

      • minx says:

        You’re right, I just read that she is 5′ 7″–I would have guessed at least a couple of inches taller. She obviously wears very high heels.

      • Pandy says:

        “Model” – catalogue I guess? She doesn’t exercise and I’m sure she lives on pop and french fries and hamburgers and ice cream! Isn’t that the standard line? And I still believe she slept with Robin Thicke.

    • burnsie says:

      Agreed! Isn’t she only 23?

      What I would give to have that metabolism back. No matter how much I eat right or work out, I can’t get my 22 year old body back. Le sigh.

    • HH says:

      Agreed. And also, thinness and fitness/health are NOT interchangeable. We all come into contact with people who are just thin by nature, but that doesn’t mean they are healthier.

    • Adrien says:

      She’s around 5’6″. Not short but not that tall really.

  5. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    Her comments about perfume made me instantly think of Amanda Seyfried in “Mean Girls.” Sorry, but Emily sounds like a total moron.

    Can we as a society please stop trying to make her a thing? The only thing I’ve seen her in was Gone Girl, and literally anyone could’ve played the role she played. She brings nothing special or of substance to the table. Yesterday it was about how she sleeps naked, today it’s that she’s naturally thin. Do we REALLY need another tart with minimal talent running around Hollywood extolling her love of yoga, turmeric, and juicing? I feel like we already have so many who do this exact thing. What’s next? A lifestyle blog?

    And again, sorry, but I feel like she looks like Joe Camel facially.

    • QQ says:

      I’ll be here with you, im adding to that “Let’s Not, Sweetie” list:

      Any Ex GF of Clooney
      The Dancing with the Stars People ( including the aryan Ambition Wondertwins sibs)

    • Mimz says:

      I totally agree with you.
      And then people complain about Blake Lively.
      Well, if we’re going to have “minimal talent” on our screens, let it be someone who has something to put on their resumé (Sisterhood of blabla and GG) and not another pretty face with great boobs who can’t much else than sex(y) face and boobs kinda stuff. I cannot understand why she’s something other than a model. Not even a great one, IMO.

      And yes I happen to think BK has some talent just not Award-worthy. And that’s fine.

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      Yes, thanks. Sounds like an interview from any other SI Swimsuit or VS model..”I dont work out but I hike and love juice! Especially the orangey ones.” BLAHHH..brain dead. Next.

    • bcgirl says:

      I just think of her as the boobs girl. the Robin Thicke boobs girl.

    • Denise says:

      I had the same reaction when I read this.

  6. Kath says:

    Well, bully for her and her magical boobs.

  7. Allie says:

    She just tries so hard to be different, I can’t not roll my eyes when reading her articles. And sure, some women are naturally lucky and don’t need to go to the gym but it’s annoying to hear about it.

    • Franca says:

      She tries to be different but comes across exactly the same as other Hollywood starlets.
      Some starlet saying that she watches what she eats and exercises a lot would be refreshing.
      The only younger actress who said that was Olivia Munn.

  8. Kdlaf says:

    Meh its probably genetics, eating healthy, and traveling a lot. I havent read much on her but she seems to be playing her cards right without seeming too annoying. Good for her!

  9. Mimz says:

    I don’t get the fascination. She sounds so vapid…
    And I do think it’s wrong to act like she never wanted to do it in the first place, after she capitalized on it and claimed many times there was nothing wrong with it and she did it willingly.

    It just sounds like she wants to save face. She did it, it’s done, Robin Thicke is over it now and so should she be. I think its fine to say she wouldn’t do it again, but don’t pretend you didn’t want to do it Emily.

  10. Kiddo says:

    I watch TV naked, I smell natural and I don’t have to work out, I’m effortlessly gorgeous.

  11. Abbott says:

    I dunno if she actually doesn’t work out or if saying she doesn’t fits into the narrative she’s been trying to sell us.

    The spa she’s talking about sounds like a Korean spa I’ve been to. You kind of just roll in and out of different spa/pool rooms and have a bunch of professionals power wash you. You walk out of there looking and feeling like you could star in a Pampers commercial; fresh as a baby.

    • Marty says:

      Korean skincare is no joke. I switched my regimen to about 90% Korean products and my skin has never looked this good. It’s so smooth and glowy now.

      • InvaderTak says:

        MInd if I ask what you use? I’ve been thinking about trying some but don’t know where to start.

      • Marty says:

        It depends on what your skin care concerns are. I have problem skin so I have been using a lot of products with snail in it. And sheet masks! Yes, it can be really overwhelming because there are literally thousands of products out there.

        I can recommend some blogs that do really good in-depth reviews on products?

      • Susan says:

        Please share!! I hear about this a lot but wouldn’t know where to start– what to use or where to find it.

      • Marty says:

        Here are some blogs I really like for Korean skincare reviews:



  12. Isa says:

    I believe her. She looks like she got her body thanks to great genetics not hard work at the gym.

  13. Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

    Don’t know her…How old is she? She looks young… Gotta say, until I was 30, I didn’t gain weight no matter what I ate… After that.. oh damn cellulities… WHY??? Nowadays, I have to be more careful about what I eat, drink, etc… Age will catch you my dear, she’s synonymn to karma…

  14. Kkhou says:

    I went to a spa like that in a former eastern block country once. Best massage/scrub ever, but it was totally no frills.

  15. ela says:

    She does realise that the ‘cool girl’ stereotype was being mocked and derided in the very movie she acted in, right?

  16. kri says:

    Why are they still trying to make her happen? She is vacuous at best.

  17. Naddie says:

    Ok, Emily. Now please, the exit door is right there…

  18. Jayna says:

    She’s only 24. Why would she really have to work out if she’s blessed genewise and stays active? At that age, I jogged with my boyfriend but didn’t go to the gym.

    I have had friends who didn’t work out until 30. And one of my friends at 30 had the perfect ass and thighs that didn’t have a hint of cellulite or jiggle. She was five eight and lean. She never worked out until she was around 30, 31. She’s now 35 and she hasn’t changed a bit. I hate her.

  19. Regina Phelange says:

    I believe her, she’s young. She doesn’t look particularly fit to me anyway.

  20. Rachel says:

    Her eyes are always disturbingly vacant.

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      That’s why she was perfect for the part in the video: Empty soul-pretty girl look.

  21. DEB says:

    I can’t respect anyone who lies about their cosmetic surgery. Her boobs, lips and cheekbones were bought, lol. She tries to say her boobs are real but the implant gap and visible scars (in one of her videos) give her away.

    • Fiona says:

      THANK YOU! I’m sick of people being oblivious to this. My breasts are fake but I just hate how people go on and on about her “natural” breasts. Look at some of her old topless modelling photos. Very obvious.

  22. Lisa says:

    Well, you can work out without a trainer or a gym.

  23. Jo says:

    Just wait til you’re 30, though.

  24. Becks says:

    Those Korean Spas in LA are so awesome! They’re no frills and affordable. You can get a half hour scrub and one hour massage for about 100 bucks! The only catch is that you’re completely naked, but it’s ok. Afterwards, your skin is like a baby’s bottom. For reals! 😜

    • Primrose Path says:

      Word! Korean spas line 32nd St. here in K-Town, NYC, and they are the best-kept secret. Leave your modesty at the door — the lady scrubbing and buffing your naked carcass will likely be an elderly Korean woman in her skivvies, too — but you will never feel softer, more refreshed, or more “detoxified.” Many are open 24 hours a day, too. My favorite one also offers Goop-style v-steams, but thus far I have demurred 😉

  25. Wooley says:

    Celebrities always leave out the adderall/cigarettes/not eating when they say they don’t work out.

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      Exactly. The Kate Moss diet. Look great? Yeah. Healthy? No..but who cares right? *eyeroll*

  26. Maum says:

    She’s the one who said she was from ‘Europe’ originally but that ‘Europe’ was now over didn’t she?


    There’s an interview of her in the Fail today where she casually (yeah right) mentions that she sleeps naked.

    We’re all thrilled for her.

  27. lucy2 says:

    Eh, she’s young and has skinny genes. We’ll see how it goes later. But I’m tired of female celebs saying that sort of thing, and a few months later there will be an article on them working out with their trainer.

  28. Joyce says:

    Agreed. Empty eyes!! What a thin girl with zero talent and nothing to offer can do to have a career!? Get fake boobs, fake lips,etc. BUt there is too many of those bimbo in Hollyweird!!! you need more girls to get a lasting career!!! like developping a talent!!!! and not constantly looking at yourself in front of a mirror and take selfies!!!!!!!

  29. Tacos and TV says:

    Claro que si!

    It really does irritate me when hot boddied ladies claim not to work out. Why? Well, I’ll tell you why! Because my fata** just chowed on a bag pretzles and I HAVE to workout. Yes! The hateration is full on with me. Full on!!!!!

  30. Josefa says:

    I believe her. She’s got great figure, but she’s not athletic. Maybe she’s just blessed like that.

  31. Fiona says:

    I am so sick of seeing her everywhere. There are thousands of beautiful AND talented women that could be in her position. I hate how our society glorifies her. She’s just a pretty girl with a great pair of fake tits. Nothing more.

  32. benchwarmer says:

    I read Gone Girl (amazingly well written book) but I couldn’t get through even 5 min. of the movie, acting/dialogue was weak in the opening bar scene, so I didn’t see her in the movie. I like her white shirt/mauve skirt and gorgeous heels outfit. I don’t understand why she added the belt to the sparkly teal number in the first picture. She is stunningly beautiful, an interesting look and has an enviable figure. She can ride this wave of no exercise for a while and think she’s invincible to bodily imperfections because she is for now. However at some point (mid to late 30s) muscle tone gets lost atrophies with out any exercise, that even if you’re thin, you become mushy. That’s what happened to me, I’m 42 and have a mashed potato body despite being thin 5ft 105 lbs. haven’t exercised since my early 20’s and I had that mentality until it happened to me. I am finally starting to exercise so hopefully things will improve.

  33. EN says:

    How old is she? Let’s wait until she is 45, had 2-3 kids and ask her again about no exercise.
    Sorry, I am in a grouchy mood. But losing the pregnancies weight in my 30s was very hard. Metabolism does slow down, and the older you get the more you need to watch what you eat and you also absolutely have to exercise.

  34. Jess says:

    I believe her. As someone said above, Emily looks soft, not hard-fitness bod, and that look isn’t difficult to achieve if you don’t eat too much. Strong fit bodies are admirable though. Respect. And in general strong mind, strong body.

  35. Adrien says:

    Some people are just born gorgeous. She didn’t say she doesn’t do anything to keep her fit, she just said she doesn’t go to the gym. She doesn’t look athletic so yeah, I believe her.
    I admire her career trajectory. Everyone thought she’d be like Shannon Elizabeth, girl forever known as Nadia the exchange student but Emily is still here, far from being a C-lister.

    • Franca says:

      Yep, she’s a D-lister. Give it a couple of years and we’ll see if she’ll still be here.

  36. Saywhatwhen says:

    Oh fack off, Emily! Running all summer long and nothing…this biatch want us to think that she sh!ts roses.