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'I give so many f**ks': Chrissy Teigen says she's as keen to be liked as the rest of us

‘I genuinely do care.’

CHRISSY TEIGEN HAS, despite a life of wealth and privilege, successfully cultivated a ‘girl next door’ persona.

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In other words, Chrissy seems like one of the more relatable of Hollywood’s elite. 

This was helped in no small part by her social media presence; platforms which saw the mother-of-two draw attention to her stretchmarks and make reference to her need for adult nappies following childbirth.

Warm, witty and acerbic if required, Chrissy appeared to be one of the few celebrities who used social media to highlight her authenticity, not perpetuate an unattainable image and lifestyle.

And as a result, she became one of the most popular celebrities on social media, with more than 10 million followers on Twitter and 20 million on Instagram.

But despite her candour and charisma, not to mention her willingness to hit back at her critics, Chrissy says the notion that she doesn’t care whether she’s liked or not has no grounding in reality.

Speaking to Vogue, the 32-year-old says her reliance on self-deprecation can ultimately work against her.

That becomes unlikable, too. I get made fun of all the time. People are like, ‘We get it, you like pizza.’ 

And while her witty retorts to criticism suggest that online castigation is water off a duck’s back, Chrissy says this simply isn’t true.

In fact, she admits she can’t help but focus on the negative despite her best efforts.

I’ll read a thousand of the sweetest comments—‘You have the cutest family, I love your book’—and then one person is like, ‘You look like the Bride of Chucky’ and I’ll be like, ‘Oh my God, @paulh7114620 thinks I look like Chucky.

“Much stronger people are like ‘I don’t care what you think.’ I genuinely do care,” she admitted.

Chrissy’s refusal to hide certain aspects of her life coupled with her insistence on playing down some of the more ostentatious elements of her lifestyle has led many people to believe that Chrissy is bullet-proof when it comes to other people’s opinions.

But as she revealed while speaking to Vogue, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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.

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