Chrissy Teigen‘s stretch mark selfie was one of the most talked-about Instagram moments of last week.
The 29-year-old Sports Illustrated model got a round of applause when she shared a #nofilter Instagram shot of her thighs giving a special shout out to her ‘stretchies’, which then started a body-confident Instagram phenomenon called #LoveYourLines, where women round the globe got proud of their imperfections.
And now, John Legend‘s wife has explained how the picture came about on the The Meredith Vieria Show. Get ready to love her a whole lot more after hearing how honest she gets about her celebrity mates.
‘I actually am working on a cookbook and I was bumping around in the kitchen and the door handle would just nick me every single time,’ she recalled.
‘And I was actually just taking a picture of the bruises and then I saw the stretch marks in there. 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.’
She continued: ‘I mean, people are nip-tucking [their photos]. It’s gotten to the point where they’re not smoothing their skin anymore, they are actualy changing the shape of their body and everything else. Nobody can compare to that when you’re fixing yourself so much.’
We totally get it. With claims that celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian use clever Photoshopping apps like Perfect365 and FaceTune to plump their lips, hide their pores, nip in their waists and lengthen their hair, it’s enough to make anyone feel inadequate.
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‘It’s so unfair’, Chrissy added. ‘It started with Botox and everything, of course, but now it’s just grown into this Photoshop phenomenon and I’ve seen these women in person, they are not like that. Please know that.’
‘I’ve shot in barely anything [i.e. half-naked] with them and it’s just amazing what people do to tweak themselves.’
Oh Chrissy, WE LOVE YOU. Filters are one thing, but these new face and body-morphing apps really are leading us all to believe celebrities are impossibly perfect…
So thanks Chrissy, for putting our mind at rest, you wonderfully honest lady.