In a world filled with Photoshop, spray tans, magical contouring, and extreme plastic surgeries, it’s hard not to compare yourself to the picture perfect celebrities we see on the cover of every magazine and even social media. I mean, even Beyoncé airbrushes her Instagram posts! So, every once in awhile it’s nice to break down the smoke and mirrors and show the rest of us that these gorgeous humans are in fact, just that …human.
Our imaginary BFF, supermodel Chrissy Teigen is the latest celeb to show the world she’s made of flesh and blood and not Barbie plastic. The Sports Illustrated model posted an unfiltered Instagram photo yesterday of her stretch marks and a few bruises spotted across her thighs. “Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!” Teigen captioned the post.
A photo posted by @chrissyteigen onApr 12, 2015 at 9:09pm PDT
To flaunt her “flaws” and give a proud shoutout to her stretch marks in front of an audience of no less than 1.9 Million Instagram followers is beyond brave. Most celebs pile on the filters, use the best makeup artists and have a photographer on hand to take the best shot before they even consider posting an image to their social media. Therefore, to say that this post is refreshing is a serious understatement!
Chrissy Teigen is known to keep it real on her Instagram account (which is why we love it/her so much!), so this post should come as no surprise. Her relatable images make us wish we could cook, model and be as laid back as this celebrity cool girl. For now, we’ll rest easy just knowing that we share a few imperfections with the stunning star.