Friday 22 September 2017

'Whatevs' - Chrissy Teigen praised by fans for sharing photo of her stretch marks

Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Chrissy Teigen and musician John Legend attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Chrissy Teigen is being praised by her fans for sharing a photo of her stretch marks.

The former Victoria's Secret Angel shared the image to Twitter, showing the stretch marks on her inner thighs.

Mother-of-one Chrissy later posted saying that she didn't share the image to receive praise, but because she had been drinking wine and "likes the pattern" of the stretch marks.

"I do not post stretchies for the praise. I post it because the wine also I like the pattern and they're so soft," she wrote.

"When I drink wine I say 'whatevs' and sober Chrissy doesn't like it."

Chrissy, who has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, vowed in 2015 to no longer edit images of herself because she thinks the world has "forgotten was normal people look like."

“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," she said.

Since sharing the image, the 31-year-old has been praised by fans for her honesty.

Chrissy Teigen and musician John Legend attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Chrissy Teigen and musician John Legend attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"Thanks for reminding everyone that not everyone is 100% flawless," wrote one user on Twitter.

"Normalizing things like stretch marks and cellulite in the public eye is so so important. Thank you."

"You are now forever my hero. I love you for being real. Thank you."

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