Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

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.

Read more: Ashley Graham has designed a body-positive Barbie doll

“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”.

Read more: Victoria’s Secret model praised for “stretch marks” shoot

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!

A photo posted by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on

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



Model Tess Holliday slams Facebook for body shaming


Six old-school musicals to watch if you just can’t wait for La La Land

Stephanie Rothstein Bruce marathon runner.jpg

Marathon runner's post-partum body photos go viral


The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Amanda Seyfried’s new abode to Jessica Chastain’s feline friend

by Nicola Colyer
17 Oct 2017

Jennifer Lawrence was forced into a naked line-up by a producer

In the name of weight-loss “inspiration”

by Amy Swales
17 Oct 2017

Abigail Breslin’s photo reveals how domestic abuse can stay with you

The actor has opened up about the realities of living with PTSD

17 Oct 2017

“Why Liar is proof that TV's depiction of rape is damaging to women”

The proliferation of rape in TV and film is a real problem for the representation of women

by Harriet Hall
17 Oct 2017

Nigella Lawson reveals why red is the ultimate foodie colour

As she tracks her gastronomic love affair with all things crimson

by Stylist
17 Oct 2017

Reese Witherspoon says she was sexually assaulted at 16 by a director

“Producers made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment”

by Amy Swales
17 Oct 2017

Courtney Love tried to warn us about Harvey Weinstein in 2005

This video shows her speaking out against Weinstein over a decade ago

by Susan Devaney
17 Oct 2017

Hillary Clinton praises NHS after receiving medical treatment in UK

Clinton spoke about the UK’s health service during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show

by Moya Crockett
17 Oct 2017

Maisie Williams’ response to Sophie Turner’s engagement is perfect

There’s a reason these two have been dubbed #BFFgoals, you know…

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Oct 2017

America Ferrera reveals she was sexually assaulted as a 9-year-old

‘I believed that I was somehow responsible for the actions of a grown man’

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Oct 2017