If you follow model Chrissy Teigen on Twitter or Instagram, you know she's hilarious, unfiltered, sassy, and sometimes controversial (just last night she got into a row with followers about "slut shaming"). I can tell you that she's exactly the same in person.
Yesterday Gillette threw Teigen--who's a spokesperson for Venus razors--a "bridal shower" to celebrate her upcoming nuptials to John Legend.
We grabbed her for a quick chat and she dished about her wedding, her pal Kate Upton's Vogue cover, and that now-infamous naked Instagram.
Fashionista: So are you actually telling people when you’re getting married? Chrissy Teigen: We are saying the fall now. We’re getting closer and closer.
Do you have a dress? I do have a dress. A Vera Wang--amazing.
Do you have a color picked out for your bridesmaids and are they all going to wear the same dress? I have 10 [bridesmaids]! I’m terrible at this stuff so I really trust our wedding planner, Lisa Vorce--she’s fantastic. As far as bridesmaids colors, I want everyone to wear neutral colors. I want everyone to be in whites and creams, too.
So for your honeymoon will you be going somewhere warm, where you’ll need a swimsuit? For the last part of it we are, but mostly we’re just gonna eat. I hate swimsuits. I’m so fucking over swimsuits. The beach...I’m too old for this stuff. [Editor's note: She's 27.] I don’t want to look perfect all the time.
What’s your favorite kind of swimsuit to wear--if you, not Sports Illustrated, were choosing? I love a one piece, and I love that one pieces are coming back. I love a retro one piece or a strapless one piece. No cut-outs, no Vegas weird bullshit. Just a one piece--I think it’s so sexy.
What do you think of those super high cut one pieces from the 80s and 90s? They seem to be coming back. I look weird in that because my bones show, my ovaries show. I don’t want my ovaries showing!
So your fellow SI model, Kate Upton just scored a Vogue cover. Are you friends with her? I am friends with her. She looks absolutely amazing. I texted her immediately as soon as I saw it and I said, “Kate, I have never..not only Vogue..but I’ve never seen a cover of anything this beautiful in my entire life.” Mario Testino is absolutely amazing. I just got chills thinking about it. Kate is in her most fantastic time, doing fashion covers!
Do you think she’ll bring the models back to Vogue? The frustrating part is I can’t go on castings anymore for any magazine and think I’m gonna get the cover, because I’m not a celebrity. Kate is bringing the model back, but more than anything I think she’s bringing confidence back within people. I know that I shot the other day and the fact that I didn’t feel like I had to be anorexically skinny, that made me truly feel good. And Kate has done that for people.
Speaking of confidence and shooting with very little on, you got into some trouble for that naked Instagram you posted a few months ago. Oh god, yeah. I didn’t pull it down! That’s what I want people to know. Instagram took it down quietly. What I think is hilarious is that my mom took the photo. My mom took that picture!