Every person has one - a love/hate relationship with someone. This "someone" could be a real-life person with whom we interact daily or a celebrity whose face is plastered on a tabloid. Today's love/hate relationship is the American model Chrissy Teigen.
Whether she is tweeting another hilarious comeback to her notorious haters or indulging in yet another scrumptious meal, it's safe to say that most of us love to hate and hate to love this gorgeous celebrity mom.
But, why? Before we get into the nitty-gritty of why this wonderful woman annoys us so much, let's get the backstory on this beauty. She was discovered by a photographer in a surf shop when her family (who was constantly moving) finally settled in California. Her dad is of Norwegian descent and her mom is Thai, so that's where she gets her unique look from.
Her modeling career took off in 2006 and she's never looked back. She is a mother to one cute little girl, Luna Simone, who was born in April 2016. Also, she and musical husband John Legend (more on their relationship) are expecting their second child in 2018. Now, here's the scoop on why we have such a love/hate relationship with Chrissy Teigen.
15 She's Got It And Flaunts It
It doesn't even need to be said, but this lady has got it. And, by it I mean she's got the "it" factor that makes someone uniquely and irresistibly special. Not only is she incredibly beautiful, but she exudes this bold confidence that most of us only wish we possessed.
For instance, here in this picture, she is wearing a pair of really short jean shorts and a flowing, off-the-shoulder top. Of course, she's got her hair pulled up in her trademark messy bun. Not only does this look appear flawless, but it's effortless, too.
Why does this annoy us?
Because, if it were you or me in this same situation, our messy bun would look like a rat's nest. We'd be wearing sweats two sizes too big and the only thing falling off of our shoulders would be spit-up.
14 She Brags Without Knowing It
If you're like most people then you've probably been browsing Facebook or Twitter only to run across someone's post that sets you off. In this post, they go on and on about how great this is or how great that is. You know that most of it is a huge exaggeration or even an outright fib, but the point is that they look great. It's a keeping up with the Joneses type of thing.
Well, Chrissy Teigen does the same sort of thing. Only, what she has to say can usually be backed up with real-life proof. As you know, celebrities can't hide behind social media like much of the general population can. The paparazzi are far too sly to allow that kind of thing to happen. Needless to say, it's only human to feel some type of negative emotion when someone else is doing so much better than we feel we are. And, that's sort of our annoyance with Teigen. She doesn't mean it. We're just human, that's all.
13 She's...Umm, A Perfect 10
Like mentioned before, Chrissy Teigen was discovered while working in a surf shop in California when she was still a teenager. It was a photographer who spotted her and recognized her striking features at once as an opportunity to make it big with this talent. And, make it big, she did!
She started her modeling career in 2006 and she's done very well for herself. Her breakthrough moment would probably be pegged as her debut in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. From then on, she was on a roll. Here's the thing about this woman, she's got such unique features (thanks to her Thai heritage) that she is a perfect 10. Most of us turn green with envy when we look at her, but then again, we still can't look away. She's just that awesome!
12 She's Got A Perfect Life, Too
In addition to her incredibly successful modeling career, the woman has a supportive family, great morals, work ethic, ambition, a great husband, gorgeous baby, and the list goes on and on and on. She is one of the celebrities that are very active on social media, especially Twitter.
She undoubtedly keeps it very real and very intimate on her profile.
Like many others, she's perfectly fine posting selfies of her doing whatever it is that she's doing in her life. We love it, but we also get very annoyed by it. Sometimes, the things that celebrities get to do (like attending super fancy parties for award shows) are just infathamable for us regular Joes. Most of the time we're lucky to get exactly what we ordered from the ice-cream shop, let alone paint the town and look perfect doing it.
11 She Makes It All Look Easy
Perhaps making it all look easy is an illusion, because there are a lot of people who do this. Back when Mariah Carey was killing it, there literally wasn't a note she couldn't it. Or when Michael Jordan was hot, he made his most famous dunk while he was sick as a dog. The thing about these special people are that they persevere and make it all look easy.
Chrissy Teigen isn't performing a concert like Maria Carey or dunking any basketballs like Michael Jordan. What she is doing is trying to be a really, really good mom, wife, and career women. Those of you juggling the same pins, you know how hard this is. Nothing about it is easy. I'm sure having loads of money helps, but money often doesn't touch us clear to our emotional core. Chrissy Teigen just has a positive attitude, bottom line. While it annoys us, we also want to know her secret.
10 She Dresses Up For KFC
One thing can be said of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend is that they're goofy! I'm not sure about you, but you wouldn't catch me in those silly KFC jammies. This couple is all about being crazy and keeping it real with their fans. So, the story goes that they were invited to a pajama-themed party hosted by Jessica Alba.
This is what the two of them rolled up in.
The KFC jumpsuits are produced by a company called Scruffy Swanks. There are actually several photos of the couple in these jumpsuits and the internet has gone wild about them. I'm sure it was a huge bonus for Scruffy Swanks. Here's the deal, they're sort of ridiculous. Fun, but ridiculous. Had you or me worn those, we would have ended up on the People of Walmart website or something.
9 She's Got A Great Guy And We're Jealous
Unlike many celebrity couples, these two seem like the real deal. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend started dating in 2007. This was a year after Teigen started her modeling career. As you may know, John Legend's real name is John Roger Stephens and he started his musical career back in 2000. He worked the independent music grind mostly on the East coast until he finally got signed and released his album Get Lifted.
Not only has he been pegged as having an "old school sound like the legends" (which is where he got his stage name), but he's old school in love, too. The two dated for four years before getting engaged in 2011 and finally married in 2013. He's just one of those good guys that seems to have his head screwed on straight. Like the lyrics in his All of You hit dedicated to his wife, "even when I lose I'm winning." In the middle of a spousal argument, they can still say I'm married to that awesome guy or I'm married to that awesome woman.
8 She's Braver Than We Are
One of the qualities that I already mentioned before is that Chrissy Teigen is fearless. She exudes this amazing bold sense of confidence that most of us only wished we had. Self-esteem, positive body image, personal value - these are all things that most women struggle with. Granted, if we sat down with most models they'd share our sentiments.
But, there are these few diamonds that seem to have their own inner-workings figured out. Chrissy Teigen is one of them. Even after giving birth to her daughter through IVF, and dealing with pregnancy body and breastfeeding challenges,
she still posted pictures of the journey.
Most women I know become slightly recluse for a time period after the baby arrives. We are sort of jealous that Teigen is so brave, but if we're telling the truth, she's pretty inspiring.
7 She Loves Junk Food And It Doesn't Show
You probably know by now that Chrissy Teigen is a foodie. Yep, she's a model who obviously can't be fat AND she's published two cookbooks that people adore, but she loves junk food. Basically, she a walking, breathing oxymoron, which is what annoys us so much. She admits that her favorite hangover food is Pho and her house is never without pickled peppers. Hawaiian pizza is her thing and she likes all things bagels...covered in pepperoncini.
Another go-to junk dish is broccoli cheese soup in a bread bowl, which basically makes her a real human on our level. Naturally, she loves Thai food and is an absolute sucker for Doritos Locos Tacos.
6 She Relentlessly Defends Her Choices
Like mentioned before, she's a real life oxymoron. You just don't see a lot of models with published cookbooks who also enjoy fast food. While it's not unusual for models to love food, it is unusual for a cookbook author to admit that she enjoys fast food. But, she does and even she thinks that it's a little odd.
This attitude to defend her life choices doesn't end with food. When it comes to body image, parenting styles, fashion sense, relationship advice, or anything else
she will vehemently defend her stance.
The way she sees it is that she has a right to own her life and she does it unabashedly. We love her for this, but like everything else we sort of wish we could be more like her and that's irritating.
5 She Can Laugh At Herself Really Well
It's a given that some people just have a better sense of humor than others. That's normal. After all, variety is the spice of life. Along those same lines, some people are really good at laughing at themselves, practical jokes, or just everyday mess-ups that they come across. Chrissy Teigen just so happens to be one of those people.
Not only does she have an incredible sense of humor, but she is also very quick to recover from a fumble. It's a given that when you're a TV personality like she's been for several shows that a slip of the tongue is going to happen. Even Beyonce has fallen on her butt during a dance session on more than one occasion. It's in the recovery where we learn the most about people's character, and Chrissy Teigen can pretty much get over anything with a good belly laugh.
4 We'd Be Her BFF If Asked
Here's the thing about people, we're going to sling shady words towards the people at whom we're jealous. Especially celebrities. The stars are just untouchable in our eyes. They're there for us to gaze at and judge and talk about. It's just sort of the way the cookie crumbles.
Here's the other thing about people, most of us wouldn't think twice about meeting a celebrity. Even a celebrity that we have talked badly about.
All those jealous feelings or judgmental words would equate to nothing if we were given the chance to get to really know one of them.
The truth about Chrissy Teigen is that she's so cool, we'd be BFFs with her in a heartbeat. Pretty much the main reasons we are so annoyed with her is that we can't just go over to her house and vent.
3 She Unknowingly Motivates Us To Be Better
Unsurprisingly, Chrissy Teigen is a motivator. She's an encourager at heart and loves to make people feel good about themselves and feel empowered. When she is hosting a show or a feature on a cooking special or even when she's just out and about with her hubby at a red carpet event, she's motivating others.
One of the things she's well-known for is getting people to become better cooks. She's so sneaky at it, too. First, she attracts you with her personality and looks. Then, you'll get hooked on her social media accounts because you identify with her fast food cravings. After that, she'll throw in a fairly easy recipe that she tried (along with a great pic) that her hubby liked. So, we feel that if John liked it then we probably would, too. After all, he's a decent fellow. So, we try the recipe and it's awesome... just like Chrissy. Yep, sneaky motivator.
2 She Speaks Her Mind About Body Shaming
Some of Chrissy Teigen's most famous modeling pictures are for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous and we can't take our eyes off of them. The thing about Chrissy, and most models, is that they don't look like that all the time.
They diet, exercise, and train their bodies for a specific shoot.
It's their job, so it's not a given that even models feel perfect or have a healthy sense of self-worth.
This is a fact that Chrissy recognizes about all humans when it comes to body image. Some might say that it's easy for her to defend her body, it's perfect. That's sort of what annoys us about it all. Here's the thing, she doesn't think she's perfect. Here are a few words of wisdom from her at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Celebration, "Don't give men or women a hard time about their bodies because that kind of stuff lingers forever."
1 We're Usually On Her Side Because She Keeps It Real
Just when we thought that she might actually be a goddess, Chrissy Teigen goes and gets stretch marks like a mortal. Then we love her, because she's one of us. Then we hate her, because her stretch marks are cuter than ours. Then we love her again, because she's part of the mom club and we're annoyed with everything because stretch marks are just so unfair, even to Chrissy Teigen.
When it all comes down to it, Chrissy Teigen is a pretty real person. Although she lives a larger-than-life life, she wasn't always a celebrity. Apparently, those days before stardom solidified within her exactly who she is at the core. This above it all is why we're so annoyed with Chrissy Teigen. If only we could all be so confident and secure in who we are then maybe life wouldn't seem so hard as much as it does.
Sources: People.com, Elitedaily.com, SI.com