Chrissy Teigen posts unflattering photo to share message about being authentic: ‘I’m chaotic and this will always reflect that’
Chrissy Teigen isn’t afraid to be herself.
On Monday, the 35-year-old star took to Instagram to share an unflattering photo of herself. She used the caption to discuss the importance of self-love.
“I really think you guys are too conditioned to see perfect photos all day because so many of my comments about a particular photo are ‘why would she post this’ or ‘I love you girl, but this isn’t flattering’, to which I say, who cares?? often makeup artists and hairstylists will ask if photos are good enough to post and my answer is always the same: I honestly don’t care. post whatever. I don’t know. I just don’t “I don’t mind making my Instagram perfect. I’m a mess. I’m chaotic and this will always be a reflection of that, thank you!! Love, a Sagittarius,” Teigen wrote.
Friends and fans of celebrities praised the star for her transparency.
“See you sag sister,” said Vanessa Hudgens.
“Yassss Queen thanks for normalizing that you’re not perfect because nobody is!” wrote a fan.
“YES!!!!! Honestly, why I love you so much. You impudently,” someone added.
“I love that you are honest about yourself and perfection is overrated… I really enjoy all your photos… Just keep being yourself…” one user continued.
According to Teigen, her self-love journey has been a long time coming. During an interview with Glamor UK last year she shared how her modeling career affected her self-esteem.
“That was my whole career, doing weigh-ins. With modeling agencies it was normal to be measured too, and I mostly did it myself, so if you had direct bookings without castings, [the clients] knew what they were getting. There were jobs I would go to and they would say my measurements were wrong and the worst feeling was to be kicked off the job,” she recalled.
Teigen added that after ending her modeling career, she was able to be nicer to her body. Although it took her some work to get used to her new normal weight after the birth of children Luna and Miles, who she shares with her husband John Legend.
“I’ll be watching” [my body] in the shower and think, ‘Arghhh, these kids,'” she admitted. But I don’t take the aesthetics so seriously now. It’s very satisfying not to have that pressure to put on a bathing suit and looking good for a magazine while running around ‘I’m not adding my body to it.”