Chrissy Teigen admits she does not see herself as a ‘real’ model when they first started

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Despite the fact that the profession helped with the launch of her fame, Chrissy Teigen admitted this week that they never thought of themselves as a “real” model when they first started, at least.

“I had never thought of myself as a real model,” she told Net-a-Porter. “I have consistent money work for catalogs and websites, where they don’t care if your eyes are open or closed, because you don’t even see my face. I was modelling the back of a shirt with words. To be honest, it was the least glamorous way to model.”


Teigen, 33, was spotted by a model scout while working at a surf shop in California after her family moved to Orange County. She was 18 at the time. Later, to further her career as a model, Teigen moved to Miami Beach, where she said she lived with five other people in a two-bedroom apartment model.

“I would sleep on the couch. We were all just working, just to pay the rent. My roommates were drinking tea diet and eating cotton balls soaked in broth to stay lean. I remember my friend got a job at a burrito restaurant, and that’s all I ate for months. Free burritos,” she told the publication.

But in the end, Teigen fame — she had a spread in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2010.


Separately, Teigen — who is married to singer John Legend, who she met after she was cast in the music video for Legend’s song ‘Stereo’ by Net-A-Porter — and apologized for the “spoil” “The Voice” finale this week, after they mistakenly tweeted out the results before the show had aired in some places.

“Really sorry for the spoil of the voice tonight. I thought that since the official account tweeted, it would be good,” she said in a tweet. “But now I realize it is not, and will ensure that when my husband wins a bet with someone, I will be waiting for each country and each country before they are excited.”

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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