Teigen began her Q&A with a brief plug for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful special and an introduction littered with random facts.
“I love bulldogs, I enjoy magic to levels even I don’t understand, and I get in trouble on Instagram sometimes.”
After this, Teigen was open to users’ questions, which included queries about her most embarrassing moment and pleas for a blind date with Kate Upton.
Plucked from the hundreds of inquiries, here are Teigen’s top confessions:
1. Being a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model has major perks
Now that everyone has seen her in a bikini, Teigen finds herself drowning in free swimwear. Teigen put her number of swimsuits at: “Probably 300. We get so many in our Sports Illustrated gift bags every year. I have drawers and drawers of them. I should have a giveaway!”
2. Haters to the left. Teigen has no time for you
Being a celebrity on Twitter includes getting not-so-nice messages from random followers. Luckily, Teigen has learned to cope. “I think you just harden up a little bit – I used to be pretty affected by the negativity but you just get used to it. The crappy part is not getting to say everything I want to say anymore,” she shared.
3. Her workout plan to stay photo-shoot-ready is surprisingly simple
Each celebrity has a different routine to stay fit. Teigen’s is simple to understand, but not so easy to do. “I work out very hard for a very brief period of time before a shoot,” she revealed. “Maybe a week before, and then never again until the next one. (I don’t condone this, just being honest here haha).”
4. Teigen and Legend’s marriage isn’t perfect
The couple always looks flawless on the red carpet, but the model still has her bad habits. “I never put the cap on the toothpaste, but he still doesn’t argue. He looks at me while he slowly puts it on,” Teigen confessed about what irks her singer spouse.
5. She isn’t a Joe Francis fan
Teigen had one run-in with the infamous Girls Gone Wild creator and was put off by his arrogance for good. “He told me he had a yacht at a party, and a plane, without prompting. Just said, ‘I have a yacht and a plane.'”
6. Her most embarrassing moment didn’t happen in front of the camera
As a model, Teigen might seem to have a model life. Incorrect! This lady has her mortifying moments and was kind enough to share one. “I proudly yelled at a mom on the plane, telling her to shut her son’s video game sound off. It was my phone alarm going off in my purse, for hours. I had to apologize to the entire cabin and bought them drinks.”
7. She loves every animal, except maybe for cats
Asked about her feelings on posing with animals, Teigen showed she was far from picky. “I would pose with literally ANY animal. I always beg for the animals on our shoots but never get them!” she said. “I am insanely allergic to cats and I still kiss and rub them all over my face (even though they are the devil’s children).”
8. She has fast food loyalty
Teigen took no time to respond to a question about Taco Bell. Her favorite dish from the menu? “Cool ranch DLT!” which, for the uninitiated, stands for Cool Ranch Doritos Loco Taco.
9. She doesn’t like Photoshop either
Teigen talked honestly about how much work goes into her modeling shots before they hit the newsstands. “Sports Illustrated does extremely minimal retouching. Other publications however….phew. They do a lot,” she divulged. “I’ve watched myself be photoshopped before. It. Is. The. Worst.”
NBC and Time Inc. have partnered to present a two-hour TV special celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit franchise – one of the most hotly-anticipated annual fixtures in American pop culture. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful airs Monday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
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