“lol my thighs have tributaries,” she captioned the snap, along with a crying emoji.
— 106.1 BLI (@1061BLI) August 17, 2016
After sharing the photo on Tuesday night, Teigen’s Twitter fans praised her for showing her “human” side and for getting real about stretch marks.
@chrissyteigen thank you for posting pics of your stretch marks on snapchat. It makes me feel normal bc I got them bad when I was pregnant.
— Jessica (@jbquinn) August 17, 2016
— Nicole Rodriguez (@Nicole2112) August 17, 2016
@chrissyteigen you are amazing, your stretch marks are a sign of motherhood. Thanks you for sharing 😍
— Naomi bloomer (@nbloomer84) August 17, 2016
This isn’t the first time the 30-year-old model has candidly posted about her stretch marks. Last year, the new mom shared an Instagram photo of her marks and “bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles.”
Explaining the photo, she told E! News: “I was actually just taking a picture of the bruises and then I saw the stretch marks in there. I have those apps, the Facetune and 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.”
Teigen welcomed her first child, Luna Simone, in April this year with husband John Legend. Since then, the 30-year-old has maintained a positive attitude towards her post-baby body.
“You just realize you have to give yourself time and understand that you push out a baby, and it took this long to put on the weight, and it's not going to peel right off, and that's OK,” she told E! News in July. “Enjoy your baby. Don't go crazy.”
On the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” in May, Hathaway revealed that she’s learned to love her new mom bod: “[Now] I walk in [to the gym], I’m like, ‘Yeah I work out with five pound weights, but I pushed a baby out of my body, I feel good right now.’”