Long live Chrissy Teigen!
I can’t begin to articulate how much I love this woman. My all time favorite moment was when she thought her husband went to the gym and turns out he was in China.
But what I admire most about Teigen is her ongoing insistence on being her own version of her human self even though it would be so much easier to play the pretty but plastic woman people tend to expect from someone in her profession.
When we admire someone, it is common to wish things for them but as I get older I realize that it is in no way my place to wish anything for anyone but myself. So I wish to be more like Chrissy Teigen. I want to be smart and funny and a good cook. I want to be accepting of how people I love choose to live their lives. I want to be someone made interesting by their continued interest in their own life.
Teigen strikes me as that rare person people genuinely want to be friends with, not for what she could do for them but rather someone you’d want to spend time with because she is fun and friendly and has a point of view.
And after Teigen became a mom, she talked about what wasn’t so great about becoming a mom. Postpartum depression is a problem we as moms have been wrestling with since we’ve been becoming moms. In a Glamour article from 2017, just under a year after giving birth to her daughter, Teigen talks about her struggle with postpartum depression. It’s important for women to talk honestly about the parts of motherhood that challenge the expectation of soft focus motherly bliss. Thank goodness Teigen is a self-described oversharer. It’s a great article and she’s a great person.