Although she started the year categorized as a "plus-size" model, Crystal ended the year looking at least 20 pounds lighter. She was scrutinized the whole year for either gaining or losing weight, and although I wish she had ended the year a beautiful size 10, she is still a beautiful girl and as long as she is healthy that's all that matters.
I originally liked Crystal because I thought she gave curvy women everywhere a model to look up to. Here's a girl who suffered from eating disorders, and now she is can look gorgeous as a size 10. However, throughout the year, Crystal picked up a workout routine that included hiking and slimmed her down considerably. Don't get me wrong, I don't not want her to be thin, I just thought she was more of a role model as a curvy woman, but either way she is still stunning.
Regardless of all the controversy, 2010 was a great year for Crystal. She walked in her first Chanel show, scored tons of editorial spreads and took part in showing off Zac Posen's pre-fall collection.
Crystal proved she is beautiful at any weight, and I hope in 2011 she continues to be healthy regardless of her size.
(photos from models.com, vogue.com and fashiongonerogue.com)