If we're talking about motherhood, dieting, and yes, stretch marks, the model is about as real (and hilarious) as it gets.
When She Revealed That She's Cried About Her Body to John Legend
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"There have been times I've cried to John, where I felt like I could never have 'that' body," she recently said during a speech at BeautyCon LA, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Everyone has a butt now and curves and a little waist and that's not me." (Same, girl, same.) "I'm jealous of those bodies and I want that," she continued, "but I also feel like I really want to be cool with my body because of people like you guys." Thanks for reminding us that our best body is the body we already have.
When She Snapped Her Stretch Marks In the Funniest Way Possible
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If you follow Chrissy on snap you know she's all about a glamorous, filtered selfie, but she also knows how to keep it real. Four months after giving birth to her baby Luna, she posted this snap of the stretch marks on her thighs, (hilariously) reminding the world that models go through the same body changes during pregnancy as the rest of us!
When She Set a Few Things Straight On "Bouncing Back" Post-Baby
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When Chrissy appeared in Fergie's M.I.L.F.$. music video (breastfeeding her newborn, Luna), everyone freaked out about how amazing she looked so soon after giving birth. Chrissy responded by encouraging women to take a chill pill when it comes to losing the baby weight, explaining that in reality, she's been relying on her secret weapons, Spanx and latex, that "give and cinch" where they need to "like magic." (More here: Chrissy Teigen Confesses to the Magic of Latex, Spanx, and Waist-Trainers Post-Baby)
When She Shared This Truth Bomb
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Despite being a model, Chrissy is always the first to acknowledge the power of Photoshop and Snapchat filters. "Ain't that the truth," she captioned this Instagram post.
When She Owned Her Pregnancy Thighs
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"Hello new thighs! You appeared out of nowhere but I am not mad at it!" Chrissy captioned this photo. Needless to say, the photo received tons of comments from pregnant women praising her for her body confidence and body positivity.
When She Showed That Sports Illustrated Models Have Stretch Marks, Too
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"Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!" Chrissy captioned this Instagram photo last year and got the world talking about how inspiring and real she is. "I was actually just taking a picture of the bruises and then I saw the stretch marks in there. I have those apps, the Facetune and Photoshopping ones, and I just didn't feel like doing it anymore—and I'm never doing it again, because I think we forgot what normal people look like now," she said of the decision to post the photo. Thanks for reminding us, Chriss!
When She Got Real About ~Carbs~
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When She Shared Her Selfie Outtakes
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Chrissy shared the selfie you post...and the one you don't, confirming our suspicions that even models have to take approximately 573,930 shots before posting.
When She Shared How She Keeps Sane While Dieting
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While we may not be models, Chrissy Teigen writing out all of the foods she plans to eat post-shoot is all of us who have ever tried to cut out carbs in preparation for that beach vacation. (More where that came from: Celebrity Photos That Prove Working Out Sometimes Sucks)
Because our bodies are badass and feeling strong, healthy, and confident is for everyone! Help us spread the body love and be a part of our #LoveMyShape body confidence movement: Post a photo or video on social sharing why you love your shape. And check out Movemeant Foundation, our partner in empowering women and girls to be body positive.