Chrissy Teigen praised for promoting positive body image with candid Instagram photograph

Her 1.9million followers were quick to commend her honesty

Jenn Selby
Wednesday 15 April 2015 09:44
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Chrissy Teigen has been applauded for sending a positive body message to her fans by sharing an un-edited picture of her stretchmarks.

The Sports Illustrated model, 29, posted a photograph of her bare crossed legs on Instagram.

“Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!,” she captioned the image.

Her followers were quick to commend her honesty.

“I have so much respect for you! I have stretchies too and I appreciate someone being real about them and acknowledging them thanks,” one wrote.

“Love it! Real women have stretch marks #respect” another commented.

Teigen, who is married to singer John Legend, has been vocal about body acceptance in the past.

Most famously, she called out fashion retailer Forever 21 who she claimed sacked her as a face of their commercial campaign for being “too fat”.

“You need to leave right now, they just said you are fat and you need to come get your measurements taken,” her modelling agency called and told her at the time.

“Yep they suck and I hate them,” she told one Twitter follower bemused by the episode.

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