Chrissy Teigen: Look at My Stretch Marks!
Chrissy Teigen is good friends with Kim Kardashian.
The model recently sent the reality star flowers after Kim’s phone died.
Why do we bring this up? What point are we trying to make?
Only that Teigen may be pals with Kardashian, but she has a very different philosophy on weight loss than Kardashian.
For several months now, Kardashian has talked about nearly nothing except how she needs to drop 70 pounds.
She is desperate to return to her pre-baby weight, which is totally fine as a personal goal. But which sets a pretty terrible example for other new mothers out there.
Fortunately, Teigen is here to balance things out.
Chrissy and husband John Legend welcomed a baby girl named Luna into the world in April.
Since then, Teigen has been as open as one can be about every aspect of motherhood, including what it does to one’s body.
Back in the spring, for example, she shared a photo of her bruised thighs with visible stretch marks.
What was she thinking while doing so?
“I was actually just taking a picture of the bruises and then I saw the stretch marks in there,” she told Meredith Vieira at the time.
“I have those apps, the Facetune and Photoshopping ones, and I just didn’t feel like doing it anymore – and I’m never doing it again, because I think we forgot what normal people look like now.”
Yes, normal people. Normal people get stretch marks from giving birth.
Now, in a fresh attempt to keep it real, the 30-year-old model has taken to Snapchat to post an up-close and VERY personal look at her stretch marks, four months after becoming a first-time mother.
“lol my thighs have tributaries,” Teigen joked of the marks, including with this image a crying emoji.
This isn’t the first time Teigen has been brutally honest about life as a mother.
She once said that she feels like a cow for breastfeeding.
Is she in the same sort of mad rush to lose weight as her friend Kim Kardashian? Nope. Not at all
“You just realize you have to give yourself time and understand that you push out a baby, and it took this long to put on the weight, and it’s not going to peel right off, and that’s OK,” she told E! News in July.
“Enjoy your baby. Don’t go crazy.”
That’s terrific advice.
We’d like to see her offer it to Kim.