One source claims the 18-year-old was actually bullied for being there -- apparently not everyone thought she earned the right to walk the shows!
The insider spilled:
Crystal Renn can officially call herself a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.
The former plus-size model scored her first feature with the mag in this year's swimsuit edition, which was unveiled on Monday, and we think she looks great!
It's nice to see a healthy woman with real curves in Sports Illustrated and hopefully they'll continue to do so.
[Images courtesy of Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated.]