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Proof That Chrissy Teigen Is The Most Underrated Supermodel (And Role Model) In The Industry

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I don't know about you, but when I see supermodels posting photos of green juice and "dieting secrets" on their social media accounts, I kind of want to pull my hair out. Their perfectly curated Instagrams and tweets seem pleasant at first, but eventually come off as inauthentic and extremely self-indulgent.

Enter Chrissy Teigen, the sassy, genuine and candid Sports Illustrated model who seriously lacks a filter. It's not just her spitfire attitude and bangin' body that make me love her, but also her ability to let fans see an her everyday life. Her social media accounts are filled with hilarious rants, mouth-watering food porn and half-naked pictures of her husband, John Legend.

Legend wrote the achingly poetic "All of Me" for her (and performed it at their wedding). If you don't already follow her, here's a few reasons she should top your list of favorite models.

She's managed to find a way to be a foodie AND be on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Girl knows how to cook, and she even has a blog with her recipes and food adventures. As for how she maintains her bod, we'd like her to write a blog for that, too, thanks.

She has the biggest heart.
Just look at her adopted three-legged pup, Penny.

She calls other celebs out on their bullsh*t.
Now that's a lack of subtly you'd never find on Gisele's Twitter.

She has an incredibly inappropriate sense of humor.
...not sure if she's 12 or 28. Not sure I really care.

She has an intimate relationship with Taco Bell.
Ugh, I wish my boyfriend would tweet with me like that.

She doesn't stand for laziness.
She got #hotdads trending in America, what did YOU do with your Sunday?

She not only makes but actually eats the food she posts about.
Crazy concept, right?

She has some refined insight into the impossibly complicated dynamics of female frenemies.
She just gets it, you know?

She gracefully admits to her imperfections.
Making us all simultaneously love her more.

...and she's probably uploaded more ugly selfies on Instagram than you've ever sent on Snapchat.
That many chins is incredibly impressive.

She owns her attitude and doesn't apologize for it.
And she's pretty much the furthest thing from fake.

Her favorite word is the F-bomb.
And she's not afraid to use it.

She gives us access to the inner workings of her relationship with John Legend.
...and they will make you want to become a throuple.

She really understands the simple pleasures of being a girl.
You know those warm fuzzies you have for JLaw? She's got 'em, too.

She comes from humble beginnings.
I'm still mixing water in the last bits of my conditioner, so she has given me something to aspire to.

She actually eats pizza.
Show me another photo of a supermodel eating pizza, I DARE YOU.