Chrissy Teigen is many things: a mother, a model, an IVF advocate, the unofficial Queen of Twitter, and ultimately, a voice for women everywhere.
She’s no stranger to telling it like it is. And over the years, her refreshingly honest approach has helped highlight women’s issues and normalize taboo conversations.
So here’s a look back at some of the reasons why we’ll always celebrate her.
When she… shared her struggle to conceive
Chrissy isn’t just quick wit and one-liners. She’s an open book that’ll share both the highs and the lows in her life. Back when her and her husband John Legend were trying for a baby, she gave candid interviews about their struggles and experience with IVF. Why? “Because success stories give other women hope”, she said.
When she… called for formula feeding to be normalized
A few months back, Chrissy admitted she felt shameful to be using formula, and she wanted that to change. “I want you to know you are doing it right if your baby is fed, mama” she wrote to her 13 million Twitter followers. Her thoughts were echoed by thousands of women worldwide, who thanked her for speaking up and trying to remove the pressure so many women face.
When she… opened up about her sobriety
At the start of 2021, Chrissy explained that she had made the decision to quit drinking after reading the book Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed With Alcoholby Holly Whitaker. This led to an outpouring of love and support, as women around the globe thanked her for being so public about her sobriety and inspiring others.
When she… normalized postpartum bodies
We’re all bored of the ‘bounce back’ narrative we often see in the media after celebrities give birth––and so is Chrissy Teigen. Sharing snaps of herself to Twitter and Instagram stories shortly after giving birth, she wrote “This is my new body. I’m still super insecure. I’m just happy that I can make anyone else out there feel better about themselves.” Amen to that!
When she… got real about motherhood
Chrissy wears the crown as one of the most down-to-earth celeb mamas––whether she’s willingly sharing a hilarious parenting fail, or opening up about something more serious like mom-shaming. Over the years she’s admitted to feeling strongly about sharing the ‘realities of motherhood’ so that others feel less alone, and we adore her for it.
When she… candidly shared her heartbreaking loss
The loss of a pregnancy is something that’s experienced by many, but talked about by few. Chrissy and John’s choice to openly share their loss of baby Jack not only gave strength to those that had experienced the same, but it helped us come closer to breaking the taboo. The conversation around pregnancy and infant loss is finally changing, and there’s no denying that Chrissy had an impact.
When she… spoke about her postpartum depression
We’re a fan of anyone who rejects the illusion of postpartum perfection. And Chrissy opened up about her struggles with postpartum anxiety and depression after the birth of her first child, Luna, in 2016. Revealing her experiences in a personal essay, she shared that “it can happen to anybody, and I don’t want people who have it to feel embarrassed or to feel alone.”
When she… was honest about her postpartum body (again!)
Chrissy’s constant advocacy for body positivity demands a second mention on our list. After giving birth to her second child, she explained that being in the public eye means “We have people who make it possible for us to get back into shape. But nobody should feel like that’s normal, or like that’s realistic.” Louder for the people in the back, Chrissy.
Basically, the world needs more Chrissy Teigens.