Chrissy Teigen Takes Strong Stand Against Photoshopping

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Chrissy Teigen is taking a strong stand against excessive Photoshopping. The super model and wife of singer John Legend believes many have forgotten what 'normal' people look like as a result of too much Photoshopping.

It was while she was a guest on The Meredith Vieira Show on Friday morning that Chrissy Teigen shared a photo of herself--replete with stretch marks and bruises.

“I’m working on a cookbook, so I was bumping around the kitchen and every door handle would just nick me every single time, and I was actually just taking a picture of the bruises and then I saw the stretch marks in there,” she told Meredith Vieria. “I have those apps, those Facetunes, those Photoshopping ones, and I just didn’t feel like doing it anymore--and I’m never doing it again, because I think we forgot what normal people look like now. The standard is so ridiculous.”

"Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!" she captioned her photo.

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Chrissy Teigen believes that all of the photo editing on social media has gone way too far.

“It’s gotten to the point where they’re not smoothing their skin anymore, they’re actually changing the shape of their body,” she continued. “Nobody can compare to that when you’re fixing yourself so much. It’s so unfair.”

Kudos to Chrissy Teigen for both speaking out against Photoshopping and for posting her Instagram photo that clearly shows off her stretch marks. Women--especially young women--need to see that even super models aren't perfect. Her statement about people not knowing what 'normal' looks like certainly and sadly rings true.

Hopefully more models will follow Chrissy Teigen's lead and share some photos via social media of their imperfections, letting the whole world know that there are very few physically perfect people.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.