Chrissy Teigen has kind of got the entire social media world obsessed with her. From her co-hosting role on 'Lip Sync Battle' (which is hilarious FYI) and her candid and honest Instagram pics, to her hilarious observations on Twitter and heart-wrenchingly sweet relationship with John Legend, it's like she can do no wrong. I've always been a bit of a sceptic when it comes to people/TV shows/basically anything that "literally everybody else" loves. Just ask my therapist. I spent the first eleven years of my life despising the Harry Potter franchise because I hated how much everyone loved it.
Anyway, I'm over that now. I've read the series 9 times and I still cry when Snape dies.
This weird complex makes me somewhat unwilling to embrace celebrities that seem to captivate the world, but after something like six articles on my Facebook feed along the lines of "Chrissy Teigen is the best and we love her and we are obsessed!" I figured it was time to shelve the chip on my shoulder and delve headfirst into her universe to investigate her magnetic appeal. Spoiler alert: she's f*cking amazing.
Also just a side note, isn't it funny how we always refer to her by her first and last name? Like she's the alpha-female at school. Which I guess in some ways she is. Anyway.
Chrissy Teigen is a social media savant, expertly navigating her way though Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram. The subject of many opinion pieces (just like this one!), the general consensus is that we love her because she is just like us mere mortals. Not in the "I blew my monthly budget on a single pair of shoes" kind of way, but in the "sometimes politics annoy me and I want to ignore the world and watch Netflix in bed" sort of way, which I consider a more visceral connection. I decided to expand on this and have pinned down eight reasons that explain why we are all basically cheerleaders for and BFF's with Chrissy Teigen (you know what? I'm going to make this personal. Let's call her Chrissy. After all, she is our best friend.)
The gal loves food and tbh same.
Chrissy is currently the food stylist on Tyra Banks's lifestyle talk show 'FABLife', and has also published her own New York Times Bestselling cookbook, Cravings. Of course Chrissy is not the first celeb to release a cookbook, but instead joins the bookshelves amongst the likes of Kris Jenner, Alicia Silverstone, Hayley Duff, and Goop-goddess Gwyneth Paltrow. What makes Chrissy so damn cool though is that she actually seems to love food. There's no emotional detachment for her, unlike so many other celebs who decide they need a cookbook to remain relevant.
Just look at that, you damn well know she enjoyed that Mother's Day Brunch!
She's the ultimate wardrobe inspo.
Scrolling through her Instagram is a look-book of casual daywear, chic red carpet glamour, and sexy date-night ensembles. How could you not feel inspired by this impeccably chic look?
She's a champion for the female body.
Honestly, she straight up celebrates the female form and all the changes it goes through with motherhood, age, and day-to-day changes. As much as we kinda-sorta know that models are normal people with normal bodies, Instagram is so often used to make "real lives" look like an extension of a magazine shoot, so it's super refreshing to see Tiegz straight up embracing the realness of her body.
How could we not talk about her romance with R&B babe, John Legend?
As much as I hate the phrase #couplegoals, her and beau John Legend are literally that. Despite their high-profile images, the two have managed to maintain a scandal-free relationship since they first met in 2007. She documents the pranks she plays on him, he wrote a g**damn song about her, and they have both been candid about Chrissy's experience with postpartum depression following the birth of their daughter, Luna. In an essay she wrote for Glamour, Chrissy says, "John would sleep on the couch with me, sometimes four nights in a row... I started keeping robes and comfy clothes in the pantry so I wouldn't have to go upstairs when John went to work. There was a lot of spontaneous crying." And don't forget their extensive charity related works. We love you both. Please never change.
She's a fierce mother for baby girl, Luna.
There's not much to say here, other than that it's so hard to not love a mother who adores her children (all her children). From her candid conversations about pregnancy ("My nipples are all sorts of weird.") and her frank honesty about postpartum depression ("I'm speaking up now because I want people to know it can happen to anybody and I don't want people who have it to feel embarrassed or alone."), she's not a regular mum. She's a cool mum.
She's the cool-girl and the anti-cool-girl.
We've discussed that Chrissy "Say Her Full Name" Teigen is the alpha-female in the safari that is Hollywood, but it's interesting to note that she is also, dare I say it, a bit of a dork? From her shenanigans on Lip Sync Battle, her status as one of the most iconic memes of 2016, her penchant for Snapchat filters, and the fact that she DGAF about conforming to the cool-girl stereotype, she encompasses both ends of the cool-spectrum.
She's basically a comedian, and social media is her stage.
Honestly, she's so funny that sometimes I think she might actually be pulling our arms and conducting a weird performance piece with her life. It's a relief when a comedian (or friend or anyone) says something that we were all kind of thinking but either couldn't put into words or were too scared to say. It reassures us that we aren't evil for finding humour in something weird. See below.
see u in 5-10 years, asian mom pic.twitter.com/s57IMxlfGG
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 21, 2016
For someone whose existence feels worlds away from my own, she's still relatable.
And maybe therein lies the essence of why we like her so much. The way she fan-girls over her own husband and child; the way she embraces her stretch marks; how she navigates the challenges of motherhood; how much she hates hair-removal of any kind; her genuine gratitude for all the amazing experiences she shares with her friends and family; the regular sh*t we all go through trying to maintain a balanced skincare routine. So. Damn. Relatable.
So there we have it. A concise breakdown of all the reasons we Chrissy Teigen. Somewhere along the way this turned into a bit of a love letter to Chrissy Teigen, but that's just the power of her appeal. You do you, gal!