Chrissy Teigen shares so much of her life that you might think you know everything about her—but you’d be wrong.
In a new interview with Glamour UK, Teigen revealed for the first time that she got breast implants when she was younger. Teigen, of course, rose to fame as a swimsuit model, and that job can come with its own specific pressures about body image.“Yeah, I did my boobs when I was about 20 years old,” she said. “It was more for a swimsuit thing. I thought, if I’m going to be posing, laid on my back, I want them to be perky! But then you have babies and they fill up with milk and deflate and now I am screwed.”
In true Teigen fashion, she kept the conversation extremely real after the revelation. “Honestly, I kept them the same cup size. I just filled them out, so they are rounder and firmer,” she said. “I had a quarter ‘teardrop’ cup in the bottom and filled out the breast line. But I want them out now. If I could do one thing, it would be to have a lift. I think you’re supposed to replace [implants] every 10 years. But when you have kids you think about [the risks] of surgery and I think, ‘This is not the way I want to die, in boob surgery.’”
Teigen’s relationship with her weight and her body image has evolved, too, after having her two children, Luna and Miles, with husband, John Legend. “I used to weigh myself every morning, afternoon and night,” she told the magazine. “I knew what the scales would say after each meal. I did that for eight years and had this one weight I wanted to be at. That changed with Luna, and really changed with Miles, where it took me a year to be comfortable with my new normal number.”
It’s so refreshing to hear someone as famous as Chrissy Teigen talk about body issues so many women can relate to. We hope she never stops sharing whatever pieces of herself she’s comfortable with.