Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Kanye, Trump & 'Giving a F---' in 'Vogue'
Model Chrissy Teigen talks about Kanye's political views, Trump blocking her on Twitter, and utilizing her Internet presence for good in an interview with Vogue published Tuesday (Oct. 16).
The 32-year-old model, author and TV personality was given her big break after working in a surf shop in Huntington Beach, Calif., where a photographer asked if she had ever considered modeling. Years later, Teigen has been in Sports Illustrated several times, has written two cookbooks under the Cravings series and has won over the Internet with her witty persona and political commentary. In her interview with Vogue, she mentions how politics have always been important to both her and her husband, singer-songwriter John Legend, who earlier this year exchanged a few words with rapper Kanye West after his controversial takes on President Trump and slavery.
“The thing with Kanye is that his opinions have always been super strong,” Teigen tells Vogue about the texts between Legend and West that were posted online by West himself earlier this year. “He’s never been the guy to push them on you, but he will say what he wants to say. Same with John. That’s why I loved that they were able to have this civil discourse. Kanye learned a lot in the months after that. John did too."
She also mentions how anxious she felt after President Trump blocked her on Twitter. “Do I get in the bunker or not," she asks during the interview, in which husband Legend adds: “I still don’t know why I’m not blocked. I have said as many bad things about him as she has. Maybe it’s because I’m a man; I have no idea.”
Her online presence hovers around 10.7 million followers on Twitter and 20.4 million on Instagram due to her hilariously candid comments on politics, motherhood and life in general, making her extremely relatable. Her online fame has even gained the attention of conspiracy trolls who utilize Teigen's image to push their own agendas. In response to the trolls and President Trump, Teigen and Legend donated $288,000 -- $72,000 for each member of the Trump family -- to the ACLU this past June and encouraged fans to donate as much as they could as well. In two days, the online powerhouse had raised $1 million for the ACLU, proving that she can use her influence for good.
When asked about how social media can affect self-confidence, a topic that Teigen has addressed in the past, she admits: “Much stronger people are like ‘I don’t care what you think,' but I genuinely do care. I think it’s funny when people are like, ‘I love how you just don’t give a fuck.’ I’m like, ‘Oh my God. I give so many fucks.’ I want to be liked.”
Read the full interview with Teigen here.