In the top three posts on Chrissy Teigen’s Instagram at the moment, she is in various states of undress. The first two are Boomerangs from a recent Love magazine shoot, in which she flounces around in a heart-shaped nipple tassel and some very provocative Agent Provocateur lingerie, with liberal use of a wind machine. But the third and most recent shot really takes the cake: Teigen is straight-up naked, lounging on a reddish-orange upholstered chair, chatting casually with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue editor MJ Day.
“Just a typical press day with @mj_day for the launch of @si_swimsuit 2017!!” Teigen wrote. Indeed. Day posted the same pic on her own ‘Gram, adding this insight: “#siswim2017 @si_swimsuit meeting with @chrissyteigen in the dressing room at @entertainmenttonight Just talking things like her general awesomeness and stuff. ❤❤❤😜.” OK!
Though she’s not completely naked in Sports Illustrated—as far as we know—Teigen clearly saw the need to strip down during a day of press and curl up in a cozy spot to have a little confab with Day. Why? We can’t be sure.
We do know that Day herself posed in a swimsuit (with her tot on her hip) in a video to celebrate body diversity yesterday. “Deep.Breath,” she wrote. “If I’m going to talk the talk I am going to walk the walk. Please consider participating. It was equally terrifying and liberating for me. Funny how I have spent my life on a beach since childhood and I have never truly felt comfortable in a swimsuit. Even at my thinnest. We need to love ourselves in the present. No matter what. I invite you all to do so.”
If you’re so inclined, you can post a vid of yourself in a swimsuit and tag it #WhatIModel and #LoveYourSwimsuit to get yourself in the running to be featured on the Women in Real Life IG. But no need to curl up on a comfy chair naked and take a selfie. Leave that to the professionals—i.e. Chrissy Teigen.