Emily Ratajkowski On Deciding To Pose Nude: ‘People Really React To You Differently’ [PHOTOS]

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Swimsuit model Emily Ratajkowski has never been one to be shy about showing off her body. First, she stripped down in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video, and then she wore nothing but sand on the cover of GQ. Now the 23-year-old is opening up about why she’s so comfortable in nothing but her own skin.

Well, as if it isn’t obvious.

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At a backstage party in Los Angeles last week, Ratajkowski told Elle magazine that nudity is something she thinks about a lot. Most importantly, she thinks it’s all about who is posing nude, and not who’s watching. (RELATED: Emily Ratajkowski’s Underboob Is Over The Top)

“The most important thing, with all this, is body image. Whether you choose to be on film or in a photo shoot or even with your friends in a private room, it’s whether you feel comfortable and confident. And if that’s something you want to do. The most important thing about this is choice.”

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The “Gone Girl” actress knows it has nothing to do with other people validating her and her nudity:

“That’s the thing that keeps us feeling bad about anything. It keeps us from getting the job we want, or whatever it is. So it’s by no means easy. It’s simple to say, ‘Be confident and love yourself,’ but the best thing to do is get over it. Get over the hump, and you’ll start to notice that people really react to you differently.”

“It’s surprising to people,” she said, “and it really opens you up to new people.” (RELATED: Emily Ratajkowski: ‘Yes, They’re Real’)