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Chrissy Teigen wants you to know that everyone gets stretch marks


Chrissy Teigen is one of those likeable, accomplished people who you secretly hope – in the meanest, darkest corner of your corrupt and rotting soul – must have something wrong with her. She’s a supermodel. She spends a lot of time (per her Instagram) zooming around in private jets. She’s got a bestselling cookbook. Her baby, courtesy of John Legend, is so unfeasibly cute that even people with zero interest in babies can’t help being like, “Aww!” And – as you’ll know, if you follow her on social media – she’s really pretty funny.

Despite all these obvious ticks in her life’s plus column, Teigen regularly makes a concerted effort online to remind her followers that her life isn’t perfect, and neither is she. Of course, this just serves to make us like her more. Dammit, Teigen.

Teigen dropped her latest relatable post this week, when she shared a photo of her stretch marks on Twitter with the caption, “Whatevs.”

The supermodel’s fans quickly responded with posts practically guaranteed to make you embrace your own “stretchies” (Teigen’s term). In fact, it all got a bit emotional.

However, Teigen was quick to state that she hadn’t posted the photo of her stretchmarks in order to scoop up praise for being ‘real’. The actual reason was much more straightforward.

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“I do not post stretchies for the praise,” she wrote. “I post it because the wine also I like the pattern and they’re so soft.”

It’s not the first time that Teigen has highlighted her stretch marks to the world. In August, four months after giving birth to daughter Luna Simone, she shared a video on Snapchat with the caption, “lol my thighs have tributaries”.

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In 2015, meanwhile, she posted a photo on Instagram in which her legs were covered in bruises and stretch marks, writing: “Stretchies say hi!”

Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!

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Explaining her decision to post that photo at the time, Teigen told talk show host Meredith Viera that she had got the bruises “bumping around in the kitchen” while working on her cookbook.

“I was actually just taking a picture of the bruises and then I saw the stretch marks in there,” she said. “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.”

Chrissy Teigen’s best Twitter moments

When she explained how she pranks her husband.

When she summed up how we feel during winter.

When she explained how she felt trying to understand ultra-conservatives’ point of view during the US election.

When she captured the cosy agony of a trash TV addiction.

When she shared what it’s like immediately after giving birth.  

Image: Rex Features



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