Model Chrissy Teigen talks about Kanye's political opinions, Trump blocking her on Twitter, and using her Internet presence for good in an interview with Vogue revealed Tuesday (Oct. 16).
The 32-year-old mannequin, creator and TV character was given her massive break after working in a surf store in Huntington Beach, Calif., the place a photographer requested if she had ever thought of modeling. Years later, Teigen has been in Sports Illustrated a number of occasions, has written two cookbooks below the Cravings collection and has received over the Internet together with her witty persona and political commentary. In her interview with Vogue, she mentions how politics have at all times been essential to each her and her husband, singer-songwriter John Legend, who earlier this 12 months exchanged a number of phrases with rapper Kanye West after his controversial takes on President Trump and slavery.
“The factor with Kanye is that his opinions have at all times been tremendous robust,” Teigen tells Vogue in regards to the texts between Legend and West that had been posted on-line by West himself earlier this 12 months. “He’s by no means been the man to push them on you, however he'll say what he needs to say. Same with John. That’s why I liked that they had been capable of have this civil discourse. Kanye realized rather a lot within the months after that. John did too."
She additionally mentions how anxious she felt after President Trump blocked her on Twitter. “Do I get within the bunker or not," she asks in the course of the interview, through which husband Legend provides: “I nonetheless don’t know why I’m not blocked. I've mentioned as many dangerous issues about him as she has. Maybe it’s as a result of I’m a person; I do not know.”
Her on-line presence hovers round 10.7 million followers on Twitter and 20.four million on Instagram as a result of her hilariously candid feedback on politics, motherhood and life generally, making her extraordinarily relatable. Her on-line fame has even gained the eye of conspiracy trolls who make the most of Teigen's picture to push their very own agendas. In response to the trolls and President Trump, Teigen and Legend donated $288,000 -- $72,000 for every member of the Trump household -- to the ACLU this previous June and inspired followers to donate as a lot as they may as nicely. In two days, the web powerhouse had raised $1 million for the ACLU, proving that she will use her affect for good.
When requested about how social media can have an effect on self-confidence, a subject that Teigen has addressed prior to now, she admits: “Much stronger individuals are like ‘I don’t care what you assume,' however I genuinely do care. I feel it’s humorous when individuals are like, ‘I really like the way you simply don’t give a fuck.’ I’m like, ‘Oh my God. I give so many fucks.’ I need to be appreciated.”
Read the complete interview with Teigen right here.