Chrissy Teigen reveals she cried to John Legend about not having 'that body' in emotional interview
Veritable queen of the internet, Chrissy Teigen, is known being outspoken on a range of polemical topics, ranging from Donald Trump's immigration policy to the reality of postpartum bodies. Her transparency when discussing her insecurities, however, is especially inspiring - because, shock horror, even the most successful models on the planet struggle with body confidence sometimes.
At Los Angeles' Beauty Con, the mother-of-two spoke candidly about her body image insecurities, and girl, we feel you.
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 bee 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.
In other news, the 32-year-old recently spoke candidly about her experience with In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) - the process that she and John Legend went through to have Luna and baby Miles.
Back in June, Chrissy took to Instagram to post a new photo of Miles, with the caption "Hey dudes".
Naturally, the adorable snap went down a storm, but one of Teigen's followers got personal, and asked about Teigen's experience with IVF. "I know IVF was used for Luna, was it used for baby brother also?" they wrote.
Teigen, who has previously described IVF as a "miracle" process, was unfazed by the fan's question. "Yep, he was on ice a smidge longer. Science and the human body are beautiful. I wasn’t offended by it – people are just curious and I think hearing success stories gives people hope. I’m all for talking about IVF," she stated.
Speaking to The Cut about the experience in its entirety, she revealed that it wasn't all smooth-sailing. "Ours didn’t work the first time, and it was devastating," she told the publication. "You realise that a lot of it is luck, and you can’t blame things on yourself. It’s so easy to try to figure out what you might have done ‘wrong’ and do the opposite the next time. The first round I did of IVF when it didn’t work, I remember thinking, ‘Oh, I was on my feet too much, and that’s why.’ You just look for anything to blame, especially yourself. I think hearing stories is just really important. You realise there’s no right way to do it or right way to react."