Chrissy Teigen wowed fans this week when she shared a series of Polaroid photos from her days as a model for the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to her Instagram account. The stunning model turned TV host, who now shares two children with husband John Legend, posed in a number of bathing suits and bikinis as she gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s really like to be in the magazine.
The first snap in the upload, which Chrissy posted on May 27, showed her in a cut-out swimsuit that perfectly showed off her fit and toned body.
The geometric-print one-piece featured a large cutout that stretched vertically down the center to reveal her toned torso. It also featured an open back.
The former Lip Sync Battle co-host flashed a big smile for the camera and posed with her hands on her hips, with her dark hair pulled up in a bun.
In the second photo, Chrissy rocked a mismatched strapless bikini that showed off even more skin. Her slim waist was on full display as she stood facing the camera in a dark green, strapless bandeau-style top paired with very low-rise purple-and-beige striped bottoms.
The third photo captured the model as she got a little more sultry.
In that Polaroid, the Chrissy’s Court star had her hair curled and down. She bent forward slightly as she placed her left hand on a door frame and had her right on her head.
She flashed plenty of skin in a purple triangle string bikini that featured what appeared to be a lace print over nude lining.
Chrissy — who previously got her husband’s attention with another throwback model shot earlier this month — gave fans a bit of insight into what it’s really like behind the scenes in the caption.
She told her almost 30 million followers that after a long day of traveling, she would head straight to the room of MJ Day, who’s the editor of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, for a fitting as soon as she touched down in the tropical location they were shooting in. There, MJ would take several Polaroid pictures of her in different bikinis and swimsuits.
Chrissy’s epic throwback has received more than 822,000 likes in only 14 hours as well as plenty of comments from fans and a number of famous faces.
“Wow,” commented Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWOWW” Farley alongside a heart eye emoji.
Paris Hilton also showed her appreciation through emoji. She commented with a heart eye emoji, too, as well as a red heart and a fire symbol.
“The throwbacks are essential,” added actress Elizabeth Banks in the comments section.
Chrissy has never made a secret of her love for Sports Illustrated. The model first appeared in the annual swimsuit issue in 2010 and also graced the cover of the 50th anniversary edition in 2014 with Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge.