We love Chrissy Teigen. She’s smart, funny, and is often spotted at tech conventions (looking considerably more glamorous than us, obviously).
Her Instagram is packed with stunning pictures like these:
But recently, she posted something a little less polished:
And we love it. We’re totally calling them stretchies from now on. It would have been really easy to airbrush the photo or post a more flattering one, but Chrissy knows stretch marks are a normal part of being a woman (even an ultra-gorgeous model woman who’s married to John Legend), and she wanted to make us all feel better. And we do – just like we did when Thandie Newton Instagrammed her moustache bleach earlier this year:
Again, just a normal, everyday thing thousands of women have to deal with – but something that’s usually cut from the narrative, as if it’s somehow wrong.
When our Instagram feeds are usually full of super-glossy, hyper-styled people showing off the highlights of their lives, it makes a refreshing and uplifting change to see something that actually looks like us. Thandie and Chrissy, thanks for being awesome.
Main images: @chrissyteigen
With thanks to Buzzfeed for the heads-up.