Former model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen was revealed as the cover star of People magazine’s “Beautiful” annual issue on Wednesday, opening up about the highs and lows of fame and how her life has changed in a candid interview
Teigen, 35, said her definition of beauty has also changed since she became a mother to children Luna, 4, and Miles, 2, with whom she shares the cover. She is married to singer-songwriter John Legend, who in 2019 was named People’s “sexiest man alive.”
“It’s really, really nice to be able to come to an age where I can appreciate every little scar and see my body as something that’s done incredible, miraculous things. The difference is these two beautiful, wonderful babies, and these scars are the things I’ve been through,” Teigen told People magazine.
A cookbook author, Teigen told People she has had “ups and downs” with dieting over the years but was no longer as strict with herself as she had been when she was a swimsuit model. “It’s more important for me to enjoy things as they come. I put my mind and spirit over body. If it’s going to make me happy and make me feel good, then I indulge in it,” she explained.
“At this point, if it’s going to make me happy and make me feel good, then I indulge in it. I’ve spent way too many years counting calories and scheduling way too many workouts and trying to figure out what ‘wellness’ meant to me,” she said.
Teigen last week she announced she was quitting Twitter, where she had been a prolific poster, saying the social media platform “no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively.” She kept her Instagram account.
Looking to the future, Teigen told People that she just wants to enjoy time with her family. “I can’t wait to see salt-and-pepper John and me next to him with my silver hair. I really look forward to our children being hopefully the type of kids that come over every weekend for Sunday dinner.”
People magazine in 2018 changed the title of its annual special issue from the “Most Beautiful” to simply “Beautiful.” Other men and women to have made the front cover include Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Lupita Nyong’o and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Last year, Jennifer Garner was named People’s Most Beautiful Person.
The special double issue hits newsstands on Friday.
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