Chrissy Teigen. She is just like us. Okay, so maybe a super wealthy, ridiculously good looking, top chef, married to a Legend (literally), and uber witty version of us. But still. It is no coincidence that the supermodel is so well-loved worldwide. If you follow her on any of her social media accounts, you already know that despite being a mega-celebrity she is seriously relatable. She is not afraid to be herself in the public eye or get totally real with her fans (and trollers). As if you needed any more convincing to join the Chrissy Teigen fan club, she also has a knack for making you feel better about yourself in your darkest moments (like when you hit rock bottom and down an entire can of spray cheese in one sitting). At the end of the day, Chrissy Teigen is human, and she will be the first to admit it.
15 That Time She Asked For What She Wanted (And Then Didn't Get It)
Even Chrissy Teigen does not always get what she asks for. This reminds me of the time, back when I was in college, that I asked my mom to buy me a puppy because I was lonely. Needless to say, I did not get a puppy, and I still like to remind my mom every opportunity that I get, that she “owes” me one. I am pretty sure Chrissy Teigen probably likes to remind John Legend that he owes her one, too. And that, my friends, makes me feel a little bit better about myself. As does the fact that Chrissy eats grilled cheese. From now on, whenever I make grilled cheese, I will be able to justify it with the fact that if supermodels eat it, then so can I.
14 That Time She Ditched Out Early To Eat Spaghetti In Bed
I feel like I have so much in common with Chrissy Teigen. Like, most nights when I am out with friends, wearing sky-high shoes, or skin tight leather pants or squeezed into a body suit, I am not so much thinking about how much fun I am having, or the who's who of the party. After the pre-game, I do not care about how hot I look, or how much time it took me to get ready. By midnight, I am usually thinking about the after party and counting down the minutes until I can get it started. And by "after party" I mean the one I am planning for myself. At home. By myself. In bed. With a bowl of spaghetti. Or pizza, or burgers, or fries. Whatever, I am not picky.
13 That Time She Was The Workout Buddy You’ve Always Wanted
Officially harder to get into the workout clothes than it is to work out— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 8, 2016
I do not know about you, but after the holidays I am finding it harder than ever to get motivated enough to go to the gym. Partly because, as Chrissy mentions, I too, am having a really tough time getting into my workout clothes. I swear my sports bra shrunk three sizes just sitting in my drawer. Once I finally do get all geared up, I am thoroughly exhausted by the effort and the thought of sweating in the clothes it just took me so long to get into, feels like, I don't know, a waste? Like, maybe I should spend more than 60 minutes at the gym in them before peeling them off my body and throwing them into the laundry basket. Besides, now that I have managed to squeeze into these tights, they make my butt look pretty good. Maybe I don't even need to go to the gym at all.
12 That Time The Camera Caught Her At The Wrong Angle
Ever accidentally hit the camera button on your phone and look down in shock to see seventeen chins you never knew you had? It can be a humbling moment but here's the good news: you are not alone. Chrissy Teigen and fellow supermodel, Kelly Rohrbach, instantly make all of us feel better by showing us that even supermodels have double chins at the best of times (or the worst). And also, that when the occasion occurs, rare as it might be, sometimes you just need to own the universally unflattering angle. So next time you find yourself staring down into an accidentally launched camera app, instead of crying into your pillow or immediately Googling the latest fad diet, smile, say "cheese!" and send that pic to bae. You are basically a supermodel.
11 That Time She Could Not Recall
This Instagram reminds me of similar moments that I have experienced at the end of a big night out and, conveniently, also can't recall. Unfortunately for me, my boyfriend always remembers them and jumps at the opportunity to fill me in on my antics the morning after. Most of these moments I cannot recall start the same way. First, I drink myself hungry. Once I am good and buzzed and hungry, we leave whichever establishment we are occupying, and I beg the cab driver or my boyfriend to stop at the nearest drive-thru, grocery store or all-night diner so that I can eat food I will not remember tasting the next day. It is the definition of wasted calories, but honestly, I just can’t help myself.
10 That Time She Was Really Busy
4:30am, eating a sausage mcmuffin and looking up the gestation period of animals— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 7, 2016
This tweet makes me feel better about myself because it 100% confirms that I am not the only person who stays up all hours of the night for completely obscure reasons, such as Googling the gestation periods of animals. (Hey @ChrissyTeigen, care to share your findings?) Other completely arbitrary reasons I have burned the midnight oil include YouTubing “real mermaid” videos (they do exist), plucking nonexistent hairs from my chin, and reading every tweet Chrissy Teigen has ever published. When I read this gem around 3:37 in the morning, I knew I had nothing to be ashamed of except for the fact that my snack game was severely lacking. Someone, please tell me, what saint delivered her a sausage McMuffin at 4:30 am and how can I get his or her number? And don't tell me it was John Legend.
9 That Time She Ordered 16 Cheeseburgers For Lunch
Honestly, if this does not make you feel better about life, then I do not know what will. There are two amazing things happening in this photo. The first is that we can all finally stop telling skinny girls to “eat a cheeseburger,” because it is offensive and Chrissy Teigen just totally smashed that ridiculous stereotype with one mouth-watering Instagram. The second, is that there are 16 Shake Shack burgers in this photo, so you never have to feel guilty about your grocery list of a fast food order ever again. Seriously, if you learn nothing else from reading this article, know that there is no such thing as too many burgers. Also, I feel like it would be rude if I did not take this opportunity to personally recommend Shake Shacks' Smokeshack burger. It is the bomb.com.
8 That Time When She Was Lazy AF
I am so lazy I thought about looking at the super moon and decided 2033 isn't even that far away— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 28, 2015
We have all had those moments when we are not sure where the couch ends, and our body begins because we have basically been melting into it all day long. The remote could be anywhere. You would not know because you have not changed the channel since the Friends marathon started 9 hours ago. Pizza is on the way. There is a full glass of wine on the coffee table. And it simply does not matter how bright the moon is tonight (or the fact that it will be another 16 years before you'll have another opportunity to witness its super-ness) because the pizza guy has a key to your building (spoiler alert: he's your boyfriend), and there's no other reason for you to get up...at least until the Friends marathon ends and you have to find the remote.
7 That Time She Scared The Children
Take away the first class seats on the private plane and swap out the La Mer face mask for something you would find on sale (and probably expired) from somewhere like TJ Maxx or Winners, and this is basically all of us on any given weeknight. (Admit it, boys, you have dabbled in the dark arts of face masks, too.) It is nice to know that even as stunning as Chrissy Teigen is, she also relies a little on the help from a clarifying face mask. I recently bought a face mask like this for my mom and me to try at home. We thought it would be super zen and relaxing to sit in the hot tub with our masks on, except neither of us could stop laughing at the other, and the masks just kept falling off of our faces. Whatever, we both felt beautiful after and no children were scared in the process.
6 That Time She Showed Off Her Stretch Marks
Not to get all righteous on you or anything, but ever since I saw this Instagram (21 months ago, to be exact), I have felt different — better — about my stretch marks. I used to be embarrassed about the pale white marks clawed against my inner thighs. I used to try to hide them from my boyfriend (and myself). I used to order expensive creams online that promised to make them disappear (they didn't). And then I saw this. "Stretchies say hi!" I can not speak for women everywhere, but I am pretty sure Chrissy Teigen made almost every girl who saw this post feel a little bit better about themselves and their bodies. Moreover, she probably made every guy who did not know any better realize that even supermodels were subject to stretchmarks.
5 That Time When She Gave Up On Showering
The 30 seconds of cold skin and hair post-shower...not worth it to me anymore. I no longer wish to shower again.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 16, 2015
Anyone who has ever had to shower during the winter months knows this feeling all too well. Anyone who has long hair knows it better. And anyone who has also given up on the whole showering thing can take solace in the fact that they are not alone. If Chrissy Teigen is over it, you can be too. My boyfriend literally starts every day with a shower (God bless him), and sometimes during the winter, I go three days without so much as washing my face because it is cold out and I am hibernating anyway, so what does it matter? The next time anyone tries to tell me I am gross for my anti-shower antics, I will simply @mention them with this tweet attached. Anything Chrissy Teigen does is totally acceptable in my books.
4 That Time She Literally Cried Over Spilt Milk
This priceless Chrissy Teigen moment provides us with a double-whammy for feeling better about yourself. First of all — you know all those annoying people who like to remind you to "never cry over spilled milk," and you are all like "it is not spilled milk, my phone screen just shattered," or something like that. Well, Chrissy Teigen is on this Earth to let you know that it is totally okay to cry over spilled milk. Or your phone screen shattering. Or bad tan lines. Or anything else you feel like crying about. Secondly, upon further inspection of this photo and after reading some of the comments, I am pretty sure the reason Chrissy is pouring milk all over herself is that she has a sunburn. So apparently, even supermodels get sunburns.
3 That Time She Needed A Little Help
First world problem alert: is there anything worse than dry, flaky, skin? I literally get chills just from looking at this picture and feel the need to go home and moisturize immediately. That said, it is somewhat of a relief to know I am not the only one who battles winter's dry air and its frigid affect on my skin. I do not know about you, but I sort of thought supermodels and celebrities were just naturally well-moisturized all the time. It brings me a nice sense of peace to know that even Chrissy Teigen suffers from dry skin. It also makes me want to go find her wherever she is in the world and rub lotion on her legs. However, I would probably be arrested for that.
2 That Time She Went Vegan For 12 Hours
i have been vegan for 12 hours and I've said it 14 times today— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 26, 2016
I once went vegan for 12 hours, and after the first three hours, I had already changed my Instagram bio to let the world know. What a relief to know I was in the best of company. Speaking of company, can you imagine being BFF with an actual vegan? After failing at becoming a full-on vegan, I attempted to become a “weekday vegan” and even then, I could not keep the word “vegan” from leaving my mouth every four and a half minutes and I could barely stand my own company. Whatever, enough about me. All I can say is I am really glad Chrissy's whole vegan shtick did not stick because then we would not have "Chrissy's Mac and Cheese" or "John's Breakfast Sandwiches," from the "Cravings" cookbook.
1 That Time She Hit Rock Bottom
We have all been there at one point or another. Rock bottom looks different for everybody, and if there is one thing I have learned, it is that you can never really compare your rock bottom to someone else’s rock bottom. No matter how far down you fall, or how hard the landing, all you can do is pick yourself up after hitting it. Luckily for all of us, Chrissy Teigen is here with another epic Instagram post to make us feel better about getting to that rock bottom place and to remind us that we can totally bounce back from it. Like, take solace in knowing that if Chrissy Teigen can survive a serious spray cheese incident, you can probably survive just about anything the world throws at you.