Chrissy Teigen may be a supermodel, best selling cookbook author, and famous celebrity mom, but that doesn't mean she's not a human being.
The exceptionally honest, straight-talking Teigen was recently attacked online for her honesty about her unhealthy relationship with alcohol in an interview with Cosmopolitan. Teigen's always been an open book — she bares her struggles for all to see because she knows she has an audience, and she knows weathering problems becomes easier if you know you're not the only one experiencing them.
But some Internet strangers felt it was their right to tear her down for showing vulnerability. In fact, she's faced so much criticism over the years that it's hard to imagine how she's still the strong, amazing woman she is.
Here's what she had to say about the difficulties of saying "no" when you're a part of the Hollywood machine.
Chrissy Teigen has never shied away from sharing her internal battles with her fans.
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She’s a fierce, strong woman with a platform.
We should all consider it a privilege that she chooses to use it to promote honesty and challenge the notion that celebrities live totally charmed lives, devoid of any issues.
She's brutally honest about pretty much everything.
When she shared this photo of her stretch marks, she started a conversation about the supposed “imperfections.”
Someone with the power Teigen has isn’t required to use it to promote body positivity like this or share her insecurities, but she chooses to, even though she knows that she will face criticism.
Teigen has endured a shocking amount of unwarranted backlash over the years.
When she was vilified for using IVF, she clapped back at a nasty troll and stayed strong.
Despite the best efforts of haters online, Teigen has always remained true to herself and her fan base.
But the constant criticism hasn't stopped Teigen from wrestling with her obstacles in the public eye.
In March of 2017, Teigen opened up to Glamour about her struggle with postpartum depression in a beautifully-written guest essay.
“I’m speaking up now because I want people to know it can happen to anybody and I don’t want people who have it to feel embarrassed to to feel alone,” Teigen wrote.
That's why she shares everything she's going through.
Because it helps to know you’re not alone.
It helps to see someone who is seemingly perfect be human.
It’s incredibly brave for Teigen to be as open as she is. The level of exposure she gets means she constantly has to fight off trolls who think they know better than her or who attack her for living her life.