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-esteem.
“I really think you’re too conditioned to see perfect photos all day because a lot of my comments on any given photo are ‘why would she post this’ or’ I love you girl but that’s not flattering “, what I’m saying, who cares ?? Most of the time makeup artists and hairdressers will ask if the photos are good enough to be posted and my answer is always the same: honestly, I don’t care . I don’t care about how perfect my Instagram is. I’m a mess. I’m chaotic and it will always reflect that, thank you !! Love, a Sagittarius, “Teigen wrote.
Famous friends and fans praised the star for her transparency.
“I see you slouching my sister,” said Vanessa Hudgens.
“Yasssss Queen thank you for standardizing not being perfect because nobody is!” a fan wrote.
“YES !!!!! Honestly, why I love you so much. No apologies,” someone added.
“I love that you are honest with yourself and that perfection is overrated … I really appreciate all of your photos … just keep being you …” one user continued.
According to Teigen, her self-esteem journey has been a long time coming. In an interview with Glamor United Kingdom last year, she opened up about how her modeling career affected her self-esteem.
“It was my whole career doing weigh-ins. With modeling agencies it was okay to compete too, and I mostly did that myself, so when you had direct bookings without casting, [the clients] knew what they were getting. There were jobs I went to and they said my measurements were wrong and it was the worst feeling to be fired from work, ”she recalls.
Teigen added that after she ended her modeling career, she was able to be gentler on her body. Although it took her work to get used to her new normal weight after giving birth to children Luna and Miles, whom she shares with her husband John Legend.
” I watch [my body] in the shower and I’m like, “Arghhh, those kids,” she admitted. But I don’t take aesthetics so seriously now. It’s very gratifying not having the pressure to put on a swimsuit and look good for a magazine while running a beach, which I did when I was modeling. I don’t feel like my body is where I’m going to be shit on myself either. I already think enough about things I’m mad at myself about, I can ‘I’m not adding my body to it.’