Model, television personality and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram on Sunday, June 28 to share a photo of herself in an exam chair while at the doctor’s office. Teigen went barefoot and wore a white paper sheet and a black face mask while encouraging women to take proper care of themselves.
Teigen, who is known for keeping it real on social media, did not appear at all shy about posting a photo of herself while in a rather vulnerable state. Rather, she cocked her head to the side and flashed a peace sign with one hand while ensuring the sheet was properly covering her with the other hand. She pulled one of her tan legs up to the seat while letting the other one dangle off the chair as she stared intently at the camera.
The mother of two wore her blond hair piled high on the top of her head in a tight bun. Alongside the chair she was sitting on were a number of wires and medical equipment, as well as what appeared to be a sonogram machine.
While it may seem odd that Teigen would share a photo of herself at the doctor’s office, she did it in hopes of sending a very important message about women’s health. In her caption, she reminded her followers that even though there is a global pandemic going on and the world may seem upside down, proper preventative healthcare is just as important as ever.
This type of preventative care — although perhaps not the most pleasant — includes mammograms, which are suggested yearly for women over 40 years old, according to the CDC’s official website. These checks help to catch any potential abnormalities or breast cancer early on. Teigen’s caption also mentioned the importance of pap smears.
Her post racked up over 300,000 likes in no time. Many people took to the comments section to commend her for sharing this very important message.
“So true! Regular screenings helped my mom find her cancer when it was treatable 20 years ago!” one social media user wrote.
“I’m on it! Thank you for sending this message – many women out there are oblivious to how important these appointments are,” another person wrote.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Teigen recently underwent surgery to remove her breast implants which she had put in years ago. She said that she decided to have the procedure done in an effort to feel more comfortable.