Chrissy Teigen is arguably one of the most refreshing women in Hollywood. The supermodel is all about being open and honest with her fans, and she lets us in on everything from her infertility struggles to her so-called body "imperfections." Now, Teigen is giving us yet another reason to appreciate her: Instead of rushing to get back to her pre-baby figure, she's getting real about the fact that her body is different after having a baby.
The 31-year-old model gave birth to daughter, Luna, 10 months ago, and she hasn't done much modeling since. But she recently revealed that she'll be making an appearance in the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue — and the thought of putting on a two-piece and getting in front of the camera has given her the chance to take a step back and appreciate her post-pregnancy body.
"When I was pregnant, I stepped away from any modeling," Teigen told People on Thursday. "I didn't want to be like, 'Oh my God, I have a Victoria's Secret show coming up.' I needed to take that out of the picture and focus on being pregnant, having a healthy baby, and being a mom. That was my priority, not how I looked."
Even once Luna was born, though, Teigen ignored any pressures to lose baby weight. She wanted to get active and back in better shape again, she said, but she wasn't going to "obsess about it" — she had other, more important things to take care of (like, you know, a little human).
Now that she's getting back in front of the camera, Teigen says she's still confident, but she's also aware that her body has changed — a reality that often doesn't seem to apply to celebrities.
"I'm comfortable with my body, but I know that it will never be the same," she told People. "Luna has changed a lot about my body. My bones feel a bit weaker, my back, my everything. But I'm OK with it. I have this little face to look at all the time. Whatever happened to my body, it's completely worth it."
Here's to celebrities getting real about post-pregnancy bodies!