Emily Ratajkowski (30) has spoken out about exploitation of herself and using her body to achieve fame and success in an explosive interview. This comes just days after Ratajkowski slammed industry, and said she received $25,000 for attending the Super Bowl alongside Low Taek Jho (aka Jho Low).

The New York actress and model, who is based in New York City, admitted to “capitalizing” on her sexuality when she was younger to try to get control. In an interview with CBS Mornings Monday she recalled how she viewed her self-exploitation to be a form of empowerment. This view has evolved as she gets older.  

“[In]My early 20s were a time when I thought that I was working hard and hustling. It was even something I called empowerment,” she said.

Emily Ratajkowski, 30, has admitted to 'exploiting herself' and 'using her body' to get 'fame and success' in an explosive new interview with CBS

Emily Ratajkowski (age 30) admitted that she ‘exploit herself’ and used her body for fame and success in a new explosive interview with CBS

She made her admissions just one day after lashing out at the industry for paying to see men’s events.

She slammed the industry for 'manipulating' young women and offering them incentives to go to parties with guys

She revealed that she was given $25,000 to attend the Super Bowl with disgraced Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho aka Jho Low (pictured above in 2014)

In an open disclosure, she revealed that $25,000 was paid to her by Low Taek Jho (right), a disgraced Malaysian financier.

The American actress and model said she 'capitalized on her sexuality' when she was younger in attempt to gain 'some kind of control'

American actress and model, Lisa Marie Johnson said she “capitalized” on her sexuality as a young woman to control herself.

When she was 22, Emily appeared in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video. It quickly rocketed her career. She and two other models, both female, appeared totally topless while dancing with Robin. She claimed later that she was groped by Robin on the set. 

“I was in Blurred Lines, that was my biggest breakthrough moment. I shared that with everyone.

“But, as I grew older, it became a lot more complex and I feel the responsibility to share that with young girls.

It’s not just empowering to leverage your sexuality, your beauty and femininity. 

One-year-old mom continued: “I am not interested in cancelling anybody.” It was telling the truth about the entire experience. It was because I kept saying, “It was fun,” for so many years.

Emily said that she enjoyed ‘using her sexuality’, and ‘capitalizing on her appearance’ as it allowed her to have’some control’. She now realizes that her power was not real until she published My Body, which will be released on Tuesday November 9.

“I do not believe that exploiting oneself is progress, but it did give me control. Writing this book, telling the story, and creating something is how I experience empowerment. It feels like true power,” she stated. 

While speaking to The Sunday Times Magazine one day earlier, Emily confessed that she has previously accepted thousands of dollars in return for attending events with different men – although she is now blasting the practice as a form of ‘manipulation’.

Emily starred in Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' music video in 2013. In the visual, she appeared completely topless. She later claimed that the singer groped her beasts on set

Robin Thicke’s 2013 music video for ‘Blurred Lines,’ featured Emily. She looked completely naked in the video. She claimed later that she groped her beasts during the set

Emily said that although it made her feel 'empowered' at the time, she now realizes that 'exploiting herself' didn't give her any real power

Emily stated that she felt empowered at the time but now knows that “exploiting herself” didn’t really give her any power.

The mom-of-one said the first time she experienced real empowerment was when she wrote her book, My Body - which is set to come out on Tuesday, November 9

According to the mom-of-1, she felt empowered for the first time when she published her book My Body, which will be released on Tuesday, November 9.

Emily answered Emily’s question about her ability to publicly criticize these practices while admitting that she participated in them.

“As somebody you can Google to look at my Instagram account and see all the glamorous success and fame… People need to hear the whole story.

'Writing this book and telling this story and even just making something, creating something - that feels like real power,' she said

She stated, “Writing this novel and telling that story, or even making something up, it feels like true power.”

She continued, ‘I don’t fault young girls and I would never shame them for how they dress or how they try to work the system or try to be.

That being said, I don’t want [them]To think that this is going to be a gorgeous path filled with flowers… But it’s much more complex than that. You can get hurt in many different ways. Especially if you are naïve.

“I was bold. It was my desire to be a role model for women empowered. This was feministism. It meant that your body could be used to achieve fame and success. In some ways, that is true. However, it was more than this. I did not feel empowered in other ways.

It’s a cultural shift. While there are obvious ways we can protect models, the industry is complex because women’s bodies are used to sell their products.

“So, ultimately, there will always be some objectifying. It is important to show respect and give them control, I believe.

“In general, how we treat young women and the way we teach them, in subtle and explicit ways, that they are kind, obligated, sweet, not let their needs and protection be known.

Her brunette beautie, Sylvester Apollo Bear (her first child), was born to Sebastian Bear McClard in March. She said she wanted to make certain that Sylvester’s 8-month-old son is well-aware of the ‘how he can hurt women’ in certain circumstances.

These power dynamics can be beneficial to both men and women. It is important to understand how men can feel intimidated and have something to prove.

Toxic masculinity is harmful to everyone. That pressure will be lifted and he should also know how to harm women when he is in certain circumstances. 

Emily said 'there's always going to be a level of objectifying' since 'it's a really complicated industry,' but hopes that young models can be more 'protected' in the future

Emily stated that ‘there will always be objectification’ because ‘it is a very complicated industry’. However, she hopes young models can feel more protected in the future.

The runway star wants to make sure that when her now-8-month-old son, Sylvester Apollo Bear (pictured), grows up, he is aware of 'how he can hurt women in certain situations'

Sylvester Apollo Bear (8 months), the runway star, wants Sylvester to know that Sylvester can harm women in certain situations. 

Emily claims that Jonathan Leder, a photographer, sexually assaulted and raped her in her 2011 book. She also claimed that Jonathan Leder, a photographer, sexually assaulted her in 2011.

She admitted that these were experiences she didn’t like to see because it made her feel out of control and was scared of admitting this.

I didn’t set out to compile a list with all the traumatizing events that have happened in my past. No. There were moments in my life that I was ashamed of and people can read it, validate your experiences and acknowledge that they are real.

She also spoke out about how Owen, her ex-boyfriend forced himself upon her at the age of 15, when she was too drunk for him to resist. At the time, he was 16 years old.

Emily shared that naming what happened to Owen was especially healing.

“That was not consensual sex. It was so much younger than I thought. I hadn’t even had sex before. Many young women that I know have had their first sexual encounters bordering on the nonconsensual.