Emily Ratajkowski is trying to use her fame to make a positive difference.
The 31-year-old star spoke to Elle’s first-ever impact case in April 2023 This week she shares some of her views.
The theme was celebrating women who are making their mark on the world right now.
During the conversation, Emily — who said this week she wants a second child — mentioned two blonde stars who she felt were treated unfairly.
One of them is Taylor Swift and the other is Pamela Anderson.
Fresh ideas from ER: Emily Ratajkowski is trying to use her fame to make positive change. The 31-year-old star spoke to ELLE’s first-ever Impact issue in April 2023 this week where she shared some of her perspectives.
Ladies to look up to: Emily said she feels bad for Taylor Swift, left, and Pamela Anderson, right, who have had to deal with sexism
In the issue, she revealed that she has become a fan of Swift while adding that she would love to have Anderson as a guest on her podcast.
As much as Taylor, she said she was happy to call out TikTok for Swift’s sexual encounter.
“Lately becoming Swifty,” the supermodel told Vogue.
She added, “I loved her latest album and watched her documentary, but I haven’t followed her career in the same way over the past 10 years.”
When she saw the video, Emily was “very amazed at how clear she was about what was making her uncomfortable.”
Added Ratajkowski, “I think the lens I would have seen in that interview 10 years ago versus now has evolved a lot, which is why I’m amazed.” I was in my bed dozing off and commenting on it, not that I thought it would ever make headlines.
She’s another example of a woman who has faced such blatant misogyny and sexism, yet we don’t want to admit it, because she’s strong and successful, and she’s white, too.
New fan: As for Taylor, she said she was happy to call out TikTok for Swift’s sexist interview. When she saw the video, Emily was “very amazed at how clear she was about what makes her uncomfortable.”
She feels for Pam: She then goes on to be her dream podcast guest. It’s Baywatch star Pamela Anderson. “The way the women treated her is almost as shocking as the way the men treated her,” she said of the Playboy model.
Emily added that Taylor was communicating very clearly about why she was uncomfortable with what was happening.
And that made everyone laugh. It actually bothered me. “And I think even that just speaks to something larger that I’ve noticed, where people don’t listen to people who introduce women.”
Then you moved on to guest-starring your dream podcast.
Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is the one who recently came out with her memoir.
“The way the women treated her is almost as shocking as the way the men treated her,” she said of the Playboy model.
And I’m just curious where she is now from her perspective. ‘I hope she has the opportunity to take control of her narrative,’ said Emily.
A new life: Next you want to try screenwriting. To build a media company you founded around podcasts. I would definitely like to write future books. To try my hand at imagination, even if it is veiled.
Next you want to try screenwriting. To build a media company you founded around podcasts. I would definitely like to write future books.
“To try my hand at fantasy, even if thinly veiled, just because I feel the way I reveal myself in my body, I don’t know I’d ever want to do it again.”
For their first-ever ELLE issue in April 2023, they’re celebrating the women who are making their mark on the world right now.
Among them are first daughter Ashley Biden, budding actress, singer and singer Keke Palmer, Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer or climate activist Zia Bastida.
For the Women of Impact portfolio, ELLE honorees tell their stories in interviews about the career moments that amazed them, what they wish they knew getting started, and their advice for the next generation of women to follow in their footsteps.
Women First: In a first-of-its-kind April 2023 issue of ELLE, they celebrate the women who are making their mark on the world right now