Many people adore Chrissy Teigen—and not just because she is a beautiful model, who happens to be married to John Legend, as well. She is also a mom and a seemingly normal woman who has no trouble admitting her faults to the world via social media (especially through her Twitter account). When life gets tough, it can be refreshing to know that the rich and famous often have the same thoughts and struggles as other people do in everyday life. Many celebrities are on Twitter, but mainly use it to support their work or their viewpoints. Chrissy, on the other hand, simply speaks her mind about whatever she is feeling at the time. She makes no reservations in tweeting about every area in her life, which is why so many of her tweets are relatable, just like the 15 we see here.
15. On Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where everyone seems to throw all caution to the wind and eat whatever he or she wants. No calories seem to count on that day and there is always plenty to go around. But, somebody has to cook this luxuriously gluttonous feast and most of the work usually falls to the hostess. It’s no wonder that Chrissy likes to prepare a feast all on her own, since she authored a highly rated cookbook, Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat. That doesn’t mean she is immune to the side effects of marathon cooking, though. In this tweet, she lets other holiday hosts know that she feels their pain. Anyone who has ever prepared a holiday meal can relate to putting in at least a 12-hour shift in the kitchen and then passing out from exhaustion, too tired to even eat the fruits (and veggies, meats and desserts) of his or her labor.
14. On buying food
Of course, before you cook all of that food for a holiday (or anything on any day), you must go out and buy all the ingredients. That’s easier said than done, though, when you’re busy with jobs, kids and life, in general. Still, it’s hard to make whatever dish is floating around in your head until you have everything you need. Chrissy seems to have the same problem, except that she solves it in her dreams. The only downside here is the word “dreams.” Just like the common dream that you have already gotten up and are taking a shower, it is also possible to dream about grocery shopping. And that same disappointment that comes when you wake up late with dirty hair comes when you go to the fridge and discover that those groceries never made it out of your dreams.
13. On eating food
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard the phrase “clean eating” a zillion times already. In generations past, this term would likely mean washing one’s hands and all of the ingredients. Now, it means eating a certain way and often cutting out certain food groups. People can get touchy about this topic, as there is no clear definition to which foods are “legal” and which are not. Basically, it’s different for everyone. When Chrissy mentioned eating clean on Twitter, someone snapped back about it. She was quick to point out that she was not a nutritionist and for everyone to not take that term so literal or seriously. Just like many other people who want to be healthy but don’t claim to know it all, she has days where she simply stays away from cheese squeezed from a bag.
12. On eating too much food
We all know that no matter how motivated one is to lose weight, it’s hard to stay away from Velveeta and all things yummy, all the time. While foods such as pasta taste delicious, they also come with a price to pay…on the scale. It’s especially hard after you’ve just had a baby. Most of us have cravings and slack off on healthy eating while we’re busy growing a baby. Then, we find it hard to back off after the baby is out, leaving us with extra portions and extra pounds. We all know that eating pasta, especially twice a day, isn’t the way to lose extra weight, but man, does it taste good! At least we can be rest assured that a bonafide supermodel has had this very same struggle.
11. On eating the wrong food
It’s a constant battle over whether to eat “clean” or just say “screw it” and order a big bowl of pasta. That daily decision can surely lead to frustration for all people, not just new moms struggling with losing all the baby weight. Why is it that all of the delicious foods seem to be unhealthy and the foods nobody really wants to eat are deemed the healthiest of all? Chrissy has brought up a very valid question on this topic. What if all the fatty foods were healthy and the healthy foods were fatty? If that were the case, the world would become a healthier place almost overnight. Thank you, Chrissy, for bringing up this intriguing hypothesis. Maybe, just maybe, in some alternative universe, this really is true.
10. On trying new things
It’s hard to try new things, especially when you’re self-conscious about how you will look. Sometimes, it’s even harder to admit that you have never done something before than it is to actually try it. Chrissy admitted to never having tried yoga at the ripe, old age of 31. And she also admitted that she was afraid of looking stupid among a bunch of people who have done it before. How many of us have felt the same way about fitness classes or anything else that involves a group of people, for that matter? The only way to know for sure, though, is to just swallow your pride and give it a try.
9. On age
Speaking of being 31, life gets a little weird when you’re in your 30s, especially if you have kids. You can’t stay out as long as you might want, without starting to yawn (or checking in with the babysitter) and you find yourself liking and doing the things that appeal to your parents. For example, sometimes wanting to eat a hearty bowl of beef stew instead of a pretty platter of sushi. Most of us have no trouble admitting to being homebodies or wanting to eat boring comfort foods. Still, we don’t want to give up our “cool” status just yet. After all, we’re getting older, but not nearing death! That’s why this tweet hits home for so many. Chrissy reassures us all that it’s OK to have the best of both worlds.
8. On fashion
One would think that Chrissy Teigen should have a lot of solid advice when it comes to fashion. After all, she is a supermodel. It turns out that she does have some fashion advice, just not on the type of clothing we would think. Instead of advising everyone on dresses or even swimsuits, she has something to say about bras—she doesn’t like them. Most women can second her hatred for this undergarment and how it is so uncomfortable. Most women can also agree that the only reason they wear a bra is so that everyone around them won’t complain or feel as awkward, as everyone on Seinfeld did whenever the character Sue Ellen showed up not wearing a bra. Chrissy obviously takes her hatred of bras to a new level, though, since she has decided to engrave such on her tombstone.
7. On hygiene
Blame it on having kids, having too much work to do or simply the sheer fact that you’re lazy, but we’ve all had those days when we just neglect to shower. It usually falls on the weekend when you sleep late and then try and camouflage the smell of your own stench with perfume and baby powder. No matter how many good smelling products are applied, a fly can always smell through to your rotten core. And if a fly starts smelling you, that means it’s only a matter of time before everyone else starts to catch onto your stench, as well. Chrissy is apparently among those of us who fall into this category of slothfulness. She even had a fly follow her all the way to the shower one day, as if it were chasing her into getting clean.
6. On parenting
Parenting has plenty of ups and downs. It’s a very rewarding experience, but there are plenty of challenges along the way that make it possibly the toughest job on the planet. The main reason for this is that kids are so unpredictable. It’s hard to teach them habits and to get them to do what you want them to do, especially before they can actually communicate.
Chrissy felt the same frustration with baby Luna that many moms and dads feel with their little ones when fighting the sleep battle. Why is it that babies want to fall asleep or stay awake at the most inconvenient times? You want the baby to play, but he or she wants to sleep. Then, when you’re slowly moving like a zombie, about to pass out, the baby is full of energy. It seems impossible to get a baby on the same sleep schedule as everyone else in the family.
5. On marriage
Nobody wants to think about his or her significant other cheating, especially when they’ve already put a ring on it. Sadly, sometimes even the longest lasting marriages eventually end due to infidelity. But, Chrissy has a strong marriage with John Legend and she wants to make sure it lasts. So, what’s her secret to a lasting relationship in which both parties stay faithful? She suggested on Twitter that watching the show, The Affair, together as a couple is the best way to keep one another from actually having an affair. As amusing as this tweet is, there is some solid advice in it. We can all relate to how much TV and movies mimic real life. Sometimes, it’s best to watch a scripted train wreck together to keep your own relationship on the right track.
4. On childbirth
Much like parenting, childbirth is full of troubles and triumphs. Come to think of it, that’s a great way for anyone to prepare for parenting…especially the woman. It’s common for everyone to focus on all the precious moments of having a baby, though. People love to post pictures of themselves snuggling with the newborn baby and older siblings kissing him or her on the head. Everyone wants to post the good, but nobody seems to want to post the bad or the ugly. That is, until Chrissy Teigen let out this tweet about what happens to the mom after the baby is out. Anyone who has given birth knows that the direct aftermath means wearing mesh panties lined with pads, which may as well be an adult diaper. Nothing about this is glamorous, and all first-time moms can concur with Chrissy’s feelings on this!
3. On postpartum
So, childbirth isn’t the easiest on a woman’s body, but it doesn’t end there. Just when you thought the hard part was over, you have to deal with emotions, hormones, weight changes and lack of sleep. Google will tell you that your hips should go back to a decent size once your uterus contracts and that this will take time. Chrissy obviously learned this little tidbit herself because she took to Twitter to lament about how she felt as if her uterus were not going back together the way it should. She put her usual, humorous twist on this matter by saying that tiny, underpaid workers were in charge of the job, which made it even more amusing. Any woman who has dealt with getting her body back after a baby can truly relate to this and probably got some amusement out of her metaphor.
2. On physical appearance
A picture is worth a thousand words, especially in this case. Nobody thinks of supermodels as having stretch marks, but they are human, after all. When it comes to the perils of body changes that come with age and childbirth, nobody is immune to some nasty side effects. It’s comforting for all women to know that even the beautiful Chrissy Teigen has dealt with stretch marks on her legs. What’s even better is the fact that she posted an unedited photo of her own leg and owned up to the fact that she isn’t perfect. There’s no doubt that this photo earned her plenty of nods from fellow ladies, whether they are moms or not. Kudos to her for showing some leg in this picture.
1. On insults
There’s a reason Chrissy Teigen is known as the Clapback Queen of Twitter. She earned that title for standing up to anyone and everyone who calls her out on any subject. This comes at the expense of insulting herself, as well as others. She doesn’t deny it, though, and she even found an actual term to describe her “condition”: head*ss. Thanks to that tweet, all of the people in the world who love to hand out generic insults can rest assured in the fact that they are a fellow head*ss. Ironically, that term alone sounds quite insulting. Yet, all of us who love to dish out the insults (even at our own expense) can revel in the fact that we are not alone. We are, indeed, in good company with the Clapback Queen of Twitter.