When asked by a follower about the decision to make her profile private, Teigen tweeted:
“Yeah. Not strong enough anymore.”
The surprising admission was a shock to fans, who celebrate Teigen for her no-holds-barred honesty and authenticity with both her opinions and appearance.
Teigen has shut off her account from the negativity and abuse that so many celebrities experience on Twitter, ensuring that only those who already followed her are able to see her tweets.
The settings also allow the model the power to approve new followers.
In the past, Teigen has made her mission to be unapologetically honest on social media, posting photos (more than once) of her stretch marks.
In addition to her refreshing truth bombs, Teigen never shies away from telling the world what she really thinks - even when it's an issue that is outside the US.
In July, Teigen posted a series of tweets condemning the sentence of Australian so-called ‘Tinder Troll’ Zane Alchin, after he was sentenced to a 12-month good behaviour bond for using a carrier service to harass, menace or threaten.