Even if by some small chance you haven't spotted Chrissy Teigen strutting her stuff down the runway, lighting up the red carpet or striking a sultry pose in Sports Illustrated, odds are you've heard about her hilarious and sometimes shockingly sharp tweets.
Although she's smack in the middle of the Hollywood world, Chrissy's taken it upon herself to remind the rest of us that celebrities really are only human. As Chrissy says, "It's not that I try to bring people down, but down to a more normal level for other people to see." Tweets regarding certain A-listers may not always be well-received, but they've enabled Chrissy to get closer to her female fans and shed a new, more honest light on Tinseltown. Chrissy explains,
Nothing ever is intended to be mean, but I think people find it interesting when they know that someone who is around these people can still say things too. Nobody is perfect, all of these people are not perfect in any way. I certainly am not and that's why it's so much fun to tweet live backstage from the Grammys. It seems so distant for people, but for me it's not and at the same time it's still not that exciting. I never understand why we hold people on such high pedestals all the time, when they're just like us.
Chrissy's sharp tongue has opened her up to some criticism, but has also strengthened the relationship she has with her female fan base. She says,
I have really grown to appreciate women so much more from Twitter. They're the ones who have my back on everything. It's the men who are like, 'Listen, shut up." For the lack of a better word, they'll be like, 'Just show your boobs, nobody cares what you have to say.' [Twitter] has really helped in the way that I feel like I'm closer to my female fans and that really makes me happy because that's kind of all you can want as a woman–you want to be relatable and I really appreciate them.
So does Chrissy every regret opening the Twitter floodgates?
For the most part I'm happy not just being the quiet model girl. I'm sure it's ruined something for me, I'm sure someone might be too scared that I've been too vocal about something and it's thrown them from maybe hiring me, but I'm fine with that. I'm at that point where I don't really feel like I have to be quiet and tame, I'm happy being myself.
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