We love, love, love Chrissy Teigen. She’s a real girl’s girl, and her incredible outgoing and down-to-earth personality just make her one of the most relatable supermodels out there. But in case that wasn’t enough to convince you that she should totally be your new BFF, her latest Instagram will be.
The 29-year-old Instagrammed a photo of herself sitting cross-legged on her couch with the caption: “Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!” By stretchies, she means stretch marks.
Now you, like us, might be thinking, “hey! I have thighs with stretch marks, too! What’s the big deal?” Well, first off, she’s a model, and very rarely do we see model imperfections. But it’s actually much more than that. After reading the comments users left on the photo, it’s clear to see that a simple stretch mark photo from someone as incredibly successful and beautiful as Teigen has made women and girls around the world more confident.
“Thank you for helping me feel adequate today. ❤️,” one woman wrote. “Thanks for showing the world that people on tv isn’t flawless like we think!!! Great message for teenagers that stress about Being perfect like their favorite actress ,singer or reality star!!!!” another said.
So you see, seeing a celebrity without makeup, showing stretch marks and just being real, isn’t a time to judge and say “ha-ha!” But rather it’s a time to see how these photos make everyday people feel more confident and inspired.