Have you ever been REALLY surprised by someone’s online persona? Sometimes a good crush can go totally south when you see their Twitter feed, but rarely does it work the other way around. I admit that I am totally guilty of throwing shade at swimsuit models and assuming they have zero personality or brains. I see it as a learned defense mechanism, really. Some higher power saw fit to teach me a lesson, for I have found my spirit animal/fairy godmother: she is Chrissy Teigen.
I’m so far down the rabbit hole that I can’t be sure how this started. I discovered her twitter first, which is unfiltered and hilarious:
If nene doesn't call her period nene leaks then what is it all for
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 16, 2013
I don’t care how many awards you get, Ben. I still remember you on that yacht.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 11, 2013
i’m gonna open a restaurant called Period Food. It’s food for your period times. Also another one with food from different periods. — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 9, 2013
Then I found her blog, where she not only experiments with some pretty intense recipes but also gets into some shockingly honest life chats about FEELINGS (it actually surprised me how close her anxieties were to my own). …But mostly it’s an ode to bacon and noodles, with some cute dog pictures. And the food? The food is GOOD. Try her chipotle marinade, stat. I really appreciate that, unlike many of her peers, she doesn’t claim to eat crap all the time, never work out, and never have an issue with her job. She’s pretty honest about it: she LOVES food (she went to culinary school!) and has a job that isn’t very forgiving in that department. That being said, it’s far from a pity party: she’s self-deprecating, wild about food, and a little crazy. I kind of can’t wait until she does something food related full time, and doesn’t have to worry about being in a bikini anymore (I bet she can’t wait, either). Check out some of my favorite posts below, and see why I’m crushing hard on Chrissy Teigen: On discovering vanilla sugar. On her awesome mom, who makes the best Thai food. On the feelings of “WTF should I do with my life?” On the fresh hell/soul-killing despair that is a juice cleanse.
Note: She is a SI swimsuit model and also John Legend’s fiancee (which is why he appears on the blog from time to time!) but she’s probably a bit tired of hearing that in her bio. AND I think she more than stands on her own, thank you very much. All photos are from Chrissy’s blog, So Delushious.