Chrissy Teigen gets refreshingly honest about her weight
“I don’t have to be swimsuit model”
When it comes to keeping it real, nobody does candour quite like Chrissy Teigen. From getting hit in the face with an umbrella on New Year’s Eve to her struggle with postpartum depression - she’s never been one to shy away from telling it like it is.
The model and mum-of-two has opened up about her recent weight gain following the birth of her son, Miles, in May. In an interview with Good Housekeeping, she joked, “my baby was, like, four pounds [1.8kg] and I gained, like, 60 pounds [27kg], and that seems off!”
Chrissy continued, "I think, in a way, we’ve forgotten what a regular body looks like. There are people out there who are struggling, and I’m struggling, and it’s okay to come to terms with realizing it’s going to be a bit of a journey."
"I’m not blind: I see my body, I see the difference in shape, I see that I gained weight. But I also see with those same eyes that I have a beautiful baby boy, and an amazing little girl, and I am very happy. This is a new thing that I can change within my mind, that I don’t have to be swimsuit model anymore. I get to be a mummy, cook, and meet incredible people, and I’m happy to be going through this transition."
Regardless of her shape, we think Chrissy always looks gorgeous. Proving that she doesn't need us to come to her defence when one Twitter user criticised her body - she had the perfect response.
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