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A supermodel shows off her stretch marks. Women everywhere forgive her for everything.

A supermodel who shows off her stretchmarks? As refreshing as her ice-cold beverage.

While other celebs are busy inexpertly photoshopping their selfies to an eerie perfection, model Chrissy Teigan is posting shots of her own stretch marks.

In a picture posted to Instagram yesterday, Teigan, 29, drew attention to the bruises and silvery stretch marks marring her admittedly otherwise lovely, supermodel-ly long legs in the shot of her denim-clad lower half.

“Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!” she captioned the shot.

“Stretchies say hi!” Chrissy Teigan’s leggy selfie. Image via Instagram

It earned her a lot of love from fans, who posted comments praising the star for showing she has a ‘real’ body.

“Wow thank you for this, you’ve have boosted my self-esteem Love you @chrissyteigen #SouthAfrica,” one of Teigan’s 1.9 million followers commented.

Teigan, wife of singer John Legend, has always been open about her body, relating stories about her ego-bruising modelling experiences, including being fired from the set of a Forever 21 shoot for being too fat.

“They booked me directly when I was much younger and I showed up on set, they asked me if they could take a photo,” Teigen told DuJour magazine.

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Chrissy Teigan at the Grammy Awards in February. Image via Getty Images
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She wakes up like this: Chrissy Teigan cooking up some bacon. Image via Instagram

“And they shot that photo off to my agency who then calls me as I’m sitting in the makeup chair and they say, ‘You need to leave right now, they just said you are fat and you need to come get your measurements taken.’”

“I hate you, Forever 21,” she said. “Honestly, you are just the worst.”

The Sports Illustrated model’s Instagram feed is full of shots of food, as well as the obligatory stunning selfies (stretch marks notwithstanding).

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She’s even got a food blog called So Delushious, with the tagline “Personal random ramblings from a girl who loves bacon and can’t be fat.” Recipes include John’s Breakfast Sandwich, which appears to be a cheeseburger consumed at breakfast time, and Super Bowl Frito Pie Bar (? beats us).

Don’t hate her. Just remember the stretch marks.

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