Chrissy Teigen’s life seems like the stuff of which dreams are made. She’s got, after all, a top modeling career, a chart-topping musician husband and a luxurious life in Beverly Hills. But the model is also still a working mother dealing with many of the same issues facing parents everywhere. So when it came to coping with her fussy toddler, she took a novel approach that had other moms cheering.
Teigen has become one of the celebrity parents to whom other moms almost always warm. This is probably because she generally appears to be refreshingly honest about her body issues and the ups and downs of parenting. In the past, for instance, she has shared a look at her post-pregnancy belly and asked for tips on how to respond when kids are mean.
Yet it was Teigen’s modeling career that had first propelled her into the limelight. Surprisingly, though, Teigen, who was born in Utah to a father of Norwegian heritage and a Thai mother, hadn’t initially seen a future for herself on the catwalk. “I always wanted to be a teacher or wanted to do something with food. But modeling, I just never thought I could do it myself really ever,” she told The Daily Beast in 2014.