Unknown model shoots to fame after starring in music video

Unknown model shoots to fame after starring in music video

Emily Ratajkowski who?

Here's something to jolt your memory - she was the naked bosomy brunette in Robin Thicke's saucy music video for Blurred Lines.

She was a nobody until she stripped for the raunchy video, putting her bosom and sexy pout on full display.

That steamy appearance was enough to earn the largely unknown UK-born American model Esquire's first-ever Woman Of The Year title.

The results were announced over the weekend, with the 22-year-old model even thrashing Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence with 64.6 per cent of the votes. (Seriously.)

Ratajkowski - the "J" is silent - won't be a low-lying beauty for long.

Since her appearance in that music video (MV), which has had more than 205 million views on YouTube, she has been making waves. She scored an ad campaign for clothing line Rag & Bone and a supporting role opposite Ben Affleck in the upcoming David Fincher thriller Gone Girl.

"I just shot with (photographer) Bruce Weber for CR (a fashion magazine run by former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld) and obviously things come with that kind of attention. I met with Karl Lagerfeld, and if you have those kind of connections, that takes you into that world and puts you on that level," she told Esquire in July, when asked if the video had opened up new opportunities.

It's only just the beginning - she is in talks with luxury brand Tom Ford and has apparently been offered a buffet of roles in both movies and TV shows.

Not bad for someone whose sizzling hot bod we recognise more than her name.

It seems like an MV is the new virtual career launchpad these days.

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