Chrissy Teigen just got super real about her weight gain and fans are loving it
Veritable queen of Twitter, Chrissy Teigen, can seemingly do no wrong. Whether she's lambasting the 45th President of the United States for his controversial administration, or making some quip about the realities of motherhood, Chrissy's 10.6 million followers are there to like and retweet it all.
And she's open about most facets of her life, including her two children, breastfeeding, her relationship with John Legend... and her recent weight gain.
"How do you eat like this??" - basically I am 20 pounds heavier than I was before miles. he's 10 months old, I never lost the last bit because I just love food too much. Just coming to terms with my new normal, when I had this certain number for so long!" Chrissy wrote on Twitter yesterday.
"The thinnest I've ever been was right after Luna. Postpartum depression. I'LL TAKE THESE POUNDS AND THIS FEELING!" And good for her, cause she looks amazing either way!" she added.
In related news, at Los Angeles' Beauty Con, the mother-of-two spoke candidly about her body image insecurities.
Speaking at a panel at the two-day event, Chrissy disclosed, "There have been times I've cried to John, where I felt like I would never have 'that' body."
"Everyone has a butt now, and curves, and a little waist, and that's not me," she continued. "I'm jealous of those bodies and I want that, but I also feel like I really want to be cool with my body because of people like you guys. … That's why I don't post many makeup selfies, because I don't feel anyone knows what a real face looks like anymore, and it kills me that we have to completely wash a face or body out for it to get likes."
In a world where it's hard to come across a photo which hasn't been filtered and FaceTuned to perfection, it's admirable that someone as high-profile as Chrissy is committed to keeping it real, and showcasing beauty standards which are actually attainable.
"My old ass will go on social media, and I will look at the Photoshopping, FaceTuning, and the apps — and everything that goes into creating what is now a hit Instagram photo — and I feel insanely inadequate," she added.
While Chrissy certainly won the genetic lottery, and is in no need of filters and FaceTuning apps, it's nice of her to share that she has some of the same hangups as us ordinary folk.
Regardless of how conventionally "attractive" you are, social media still has the power to make us feel painfully inadequate.
Good on you for being so open, Chrissy!