Lifestyle Health Chrissy Teigen Thinks Photoshopping Stretch Marks Is 'Insane': 'Who's to Say It's Even a Flaw?' Chrissy Teigen talks about body image, stretch marks and how much she hates watching husband John Legend work out after she gave birth to their second child, son Miles By Julie Mazziotta Julie Mazziotta Twitter Julie Mazziotta is the Sports Editor at PEOPLE, covering everything from the NFL to tennis to Simone Biles and Tom Brady. She was previously an Associate Editor for the Health vertical for six years, and prior to joining PEOPLE worked at Health Magazine. When not covering professional athletes, Julie spends her time as a (very) amateur athlete, training for marathons, long bike trips and hikes. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 10, 2018 03:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: ELLE UK/ Gilles Bensimon Chrissy Teigen charmed the internet when she showed off her stretch marks — or as she calls them, her “stretchies,” on social media three years ago. And now — three years and two babies later — she still doesn’t understand why people pretend they don’t exist. “Everyone Photoshops them out. It’s insane,” Teigen, 33, told Elle U.K. for their January issue. “And I don’t want anyone to feel like they’re the only ones [with stretch marks].” The bestselling cookbook author said that she realized that stretch marks were nothing to worry about during her modeling days. “I was on a Victoria’s Secret shoot and it was a big turning point for me to see those women with scars and stretch marks and bruises,” she said. “Who’s to say it’s even a flaw?” Chrissy Teigen. ELLE UK/ Gilles Bensimon Teigen said it’s the influencers — “these fake-a– Instagram people” — who are causing the body hate. “People get FOMO, or they feel bad about their bodies, and I get it,” she said. “If I feel bad seeing certain things, what about that girl who has no connection to this industry? It makes me sad, because that’s not really how it is.” RELATED VIDEO: Glamour ‘Woman of the Year’ Chrissy Teigen Gets Emotional on Stage and Thanks ‘Trophy Husband’ John Legend As for Teigen’s body, the main person she feels intimidated by is actually her husband, John Legend. She had to lay down some ground rules the last few months after giving birth to their second child, son Miles, in May. “He can’t work out while I’m awake because I’ll stop him,” she joked. “I’m just bitter. Seeing your husband get fit while you’ve got your post-baby body, I’m like, ‘F— you, take a day off!’ “ Elle U.K.’s January issue. ELLE UK/ Gilles Bensimon But Teigen said she was more than happy to eat throughout her pregnancy with Miles. “I loved being pregnant. I think it was mostly the eating binges, though,” she said. “John used to make this sandwich and leave it for me at midnight. I’d literally just grab it in the night and eat it in the dark. Miles was like 4.5 lbs. and I gained 60 lbs. I had a good time!” Elle U.K.’s January issue is on sale starting Dec. 12.