Chrissy Teigen On Modeling, Social Media, And Food

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“Some people think that I don’t take [modeling] seriously, that I frown upon modeling or think it’s stupid,” 28-year-old Chrissy Teigen says. “This is my life. I would be nothing without this. I go in and have a good time. I definitely respect the craft of modeling. But do I take myself seriously in it? Not at all.”

Chrissy, wife to crooner John Legend and a well-known Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, most definitely does not take herself seriously. She’s an avid lover of social media and often lets loose her opinionated, unfiltered, and often racy thoughts. And it’s not for the attention – Chrissy just really loves using social media.

“I’ve always been crazy about it. a question I get all the time is, ‘What’s something that people don’t know about you? And I’m always like, well, that’s a tough question and probably not good that I can’t answer that, because that means I’ve totally over-shared completely.”

Along with her off-the-wall commentary, Chrissy loves connecting on social media to share her love of food. Chrissy was also just brought on as a judge for The Snack-Off, MTV’s new reality cooking competition show. The show, which Chrissy calls “Top Chef for young people,” challenges ordinary people to make epic snacks using random ingredients and fridge leftovers.

Perfect show for a snack lover like Chrissy. “I lick the cheese off Doritos and put them back in the bag,” she said in a recent New York Times interview. “I will eat pretty much anything as long as it’s salty. Or sweet. Or spicy.” However, when it’s time to do a photoshoot, Chrissy’s diet becomes “red wine and cookbooks.”

“I am a nutritionist’s nightmare,” Chrissy admits.

Chrissy’s large personality is almost as large as her booming career. She was named “Rookie of the Year” in 2010 by Sports Illustrated; this year, she’s gracing the cover of the coveted 50th anniversary edition. She’s been the face for numerous campaigns such as Olay, Nike, and Gillette, and has shot for Glamour and GQ.

And she’s still humbled by it. “I still have trouble calling myself a model. I just never thought I was tall enough or skinny enough.” And with a booming career comes prioritizing her personal life; Chrissy and John have mentioned that they’re not quite ready for kids. Whenever the time comes to create offspring, we can only hope their babies are as beautiful, talented, and vocal as their parents.

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