No topic is off-limits in Megyn Kelly’s new interview with Emily Ratajkowski, who joined the morning talk show host Sunday night in New York.
Kelly asked the model and actress if she might be confused at seeing her recent photos of herself in the magazines.
“It’s still confusing. I don’t know how to handle it, because it’s sort of a double whammy,” Ratajkowski replied. “It’s like, ‘You’re famous; you’re famous for being popular; you’re famous for being sexy.’ And I like to feel like I’m in control. I’m the one that has to care about everything about me.”
Ratajkowski appeared nude, covered only by her hand, on the front of GQ magazine’s March issue. Ratajkowski also appeared on the cover of GQ in 2015.
“I’ve just always strived to feel really powerful and like, ‘This is me, and I’m a woman,'” she said. “It’s kind of a weird, interesting dichotomy.”
Ratajkowski also discussed her dating history, which includes various high-profile relationships and a romance with pop star and then-boyfriend, musician Jack Antonoff, with whom she has a daughter. Ratajkowski told Kelly her most recent relationship was with producer and model Jeff Magid.
“I think dating is really fun, and I think you learn a lot, and you meet really interesting people and you get to share funny stories, and you get to go to dinners,” she said. “And the process of dating is just as interesting as getting married. … We’re not married yet; I have a daughter.”
Ratajkowski revealed that her daughter was the inspiration for the news photo where she was wearing a bikini during a vacation, sparking outrage and ridicule.
“The reason I’m wearing a bikini is because I’m just having fun with my kid,” she said. “Obviously, it being National Bikini Day, it’s an eye-opening thing. The way that children are portrayed and how they’re treated, I feel like that has to be taken seriously. I guess I don’t want to put my kid in the category of “slutty.” I feel like it’s disgusting.”