This is Chrissy Teigen. If you haven’t heard of her already, she is a professional model, television show host and food aficionado. Not only that, she is the wife of Grammy award winning singer-songwriter John Legend. Since being spotted working in a surf shop in the mid 2000s, Teigen’s career has gone from strength to strength.
Teigen, who is of Norwegian/Thai descent, married Legend back in 2013, after having dated him for the previous 7 years.
Despite her stunning looks, Teigen admits that she is not flawless. A few days ago, she took to Instagram to post a picture of the stretch marks on her thighs. The caption read:
“Bruises from bumping the kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!”
The post had an amazing response, with women all over the world inspired by the body positivity that Teigen was promoting.
Women began sharing pictures of their own stretch marks, which are usually a result of puberty, childbirth, weight loss or weight gain, under the hashtag #LoveYourLines.
“Your [SIC] either looking at the lines or the reasons for them. Either way they are both as amazing and beautiful.”
“I have lines, courage lines, lines of love that will never die, lines of one of the best times of my life”
“I genuinely think that they are gorgeous. I will always flaunt mine, post pictures of them and love them because maybe my love for them will rub off on those who want to learn to love theirs.”
“I used to hide my body because anything other than smooth, scar-free skin wasn’t attractive to many. Now… I’ve come to appreciate every mark on my body left as a memory of the life that I brought into this world.”
“Your body is not ruined, you’re a tiger who earned her stripes.”