Emily Ratajskowski became a household name after her risqué appearance (wearing a nude thong) in the “Blurred Lines,” music video and starring as Ben Affleck’s mistress in the thriller “Gone Girl.” Ratajkowski also graced the pages of the 2014 and 2015 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, but we bet there’s still a lot you don’t know about this “it” girl.


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1. Her parents wanted her to be a doctor


Emily’s parents were skeptical about their daughter growing up to be a model, despite scouts constantly seeking her out as a teenager.“My mom said ‘no, she’ll be a brain surgeon,'” Emily said in an interview. “At the same time, she always told me never to feel sorry or apologetic or embarrassed by my body, to never apologize for my sexuality.”She signed her first modelling contract with Ford when she was just 14-years-old.

2. She’s so over that ‘Blurred Lines’ video

1474396706248.jpgRatajkowski may have gotten her big break in Robin Thicke’s sexy music video, but she’s sick of talking about it.

“I wasn’t into the idea at all at first. I think I came off as a bit annoyed in the video,” she told InStyle UK. “Now, it’s the bane of my existence. When anyone comes up to me about ‘Blurred Lines,’ I’m like, are we seriously talking about a video from three years ago?’”

3. No stranger to rejection

1474396802623.jpgShe was recently hoping to be cast in two different film roles that she was passed over for—the part of Masha in a new production of “The Seagull” and a part in Philip Roth’s novel “American Pastoral.”

“I have some serious criteria for what I’m looking for in a role, which has really f—ed me,” she told British GQ. “The ones that I really want have to be a really interesting script and story and usually the girl is ugly.”

4. She wants to play the ugly and strange girls

1474396928519.jpg“I’m not looking to play the pretty-girl type that you would expect from a model turned actress,” she said in an interview. “I want to surprise people. Maybe play the weird girl. It takes fighting for, which I’m prepared to do.”

5. She didn’t have a TV growing up