Chrissy Teigen never thought of herself as a ‘real’ model. She’s graced the covers of Sports Illustrated, Maxim and Cosmopolitan, but Chrissy Teigen has revealed that she never thought of herself as a ‘real’ model.
Speaking to PorterEdit, she said: “I never thought of myself as a real model. I made consistent money working for catalogues and websites, where they didn’t care if your eyes were open or closed, because you didn’t even see my face. I was modeling the back of a shirt with words on it.”
At the start of her career, Teigen moved to Miami Beach, where she lived with five other people in a model apartment with just two bedrooms.
“I would sleep on the sofa. We were all just working to break even, just to pay the rent,” she explained. “My roommates were drinking diet tea and eating cotton balls soaked in chicken broth to stay skinny.”
Meanwhile, the star relied on her friend’s job for food.
“I remember my friend got a job working at a burrito restaurant and that’s all I ate for months. Free burritos.”
Suffice to say that she’s come a long way since her humble beginnings.
Today, her Instagram alone, featuring snaps of her and her famous family’s everyday adventures, has attracted more than 24 million followers.
She told PorterEdit: “There’s nothing that happens that we really feel we can’t post”
“We don’t want to post pictures of the kids that they may see in ten years and be embarrassed by, but that’s it. We’re not pretending that life is perfect. I’m not the person who goes to work and posts the glam photos. When I’m on set, I love to be present.”
Chrissy Teigen never thought of herself as a ‘real’ model