Friday 28 July 2017

'I think we forget what normal people look like now', Chrissy Teigen will no longer edit social media pictures

Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and recording artist John Legend attend The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for NATAS)
Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and recording artist John Legend attend The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for NATAS)
Model Chrissy Teigen arrives for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen is continuing her body confidence movement on social media.

The Sports Illustrated covergirl, who has over two million followers on Instagram, said she will no longer photo editing apps while posting pictures - just one week after inspiring women the world over by posting a photo of her stretch marks.

Teigen, who is married to Oscar-winning singer John Legend, said: "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 forget what normal people look like now.

“The standard is so ridiculous. It’s gotten to the point where they’re not just smoothing their skin anymore, they’re actually changing the shape of their body.”

Model Chrissy Teigen attends The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for NATAS)
Model Chrissy Teigen attends The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for NATAS)

The top model is often targeted by trolls on Twitter commenting on her appearance and said she's taking a stand against photo editing to show what women look like in real life.

“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," she added.

Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!

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Model Chrissy Teigen arrives for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Model Chrissy Teigen arrives for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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