Chrissy Teigen's Stretch Marks Selfie Deserves a Standing Ovation (PHOTO)

chrissy teigenIt's hard not to be a total fan girl for Chrissy Teigen. After all, she's not just a Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl, or John Legend's wife. She's also a really sassy, whipsmart woman who tells it like it is. And now we can't help but absolutely adore her, because she just went and posted a photo that's about 1000x more intimate and revealing than a makeup-free selfie.


Believe it or not, she flaunted not one but a couple of "flaws" on her legs -- one that's been there only a week, and another probably a lot longer than that: bruises from banging into drawers in her kitchen all week (been there, girl), and "stretchies," aka stretch marks on her thighs

Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!

A photo posted by @chrissyteigen on

Pretty much everyone and their sister has reacted with cheers -- and wonderment that Chrissy, who has a bangin' bod and legs for DAYS has stretch marks?! Yep. It's true. AND not just that, but she's also cool enough to draw attention to them.

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We ladies have a lot of shame around so many parts of our bodies -- from post-baby bellies or love handles we hide in flowy tops to cellulite on our legs we'll never expose to sunlight even on the hottest days. Of course we should always do what makes us comfortable, but it never hurts to remember that these physical traits we feel so insecure about are totally NORMAL. That we're human, so no, our bodies aren't Photoshop flawless, but no one's is! Not even supermodel Chrissy Teigan's.

Love her. Love this. Now, who's with me? Let's hear it for stretchies pride!

Do you find this inspiring? What physical characteristic of your own do you struggle to call attention to?


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