Chrissy Teigen is People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful Person’ for 2021

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People Magazine has released the cover for their annual “Most Beautiful” issue. Their most beautiful person/woman of the year is… Chrissy Teigen. I agree, Chrissy is beautiful, and I always love to see a woman of color get selected for the Most Beautiful issue. But is it just me or did People do Chrissy dirty with this cover shot? They did a whole photoshoot with Chrissy and her kids and there were much better photos. They used this pic on purpose because (I think) they were trying to be shady! You can see Chrissy’s whole cover story here. Some highlights:

How she raises her kids: “I’m an open, free spirit and I love kids to be kids. For us, kindness is such a big thing. When you meet our kids, they’re very warm and friendly. You instill those things in them, but for the most part let them be creative and wondrous and spirited and curious beings.”

Her Thai mom, Vilailuck “Pepper” Teigen. “My mom was never once like, ‘You probably shouldn’t use Sharpie on your eyebrows.’ She just let me do it — and I learned! With kids, you let them figure out what they love. John and I are both very relaxed and willing to learn together.”

Whether she still diets: “It’s more important for me to enjoy things as they come. I put my mind and spirit over body. If it’s going to make me happy and make me feel good, then I indulge in it. I’ve spent too many years counting calories and scheduling way too many workouts and trying to figure out what my term for wellness was for myself. Now I know it’s on the ground playing with my kids or going to a park or an aquarium.”

Her growing business: “I always knew I wanted to be a mom and a wife, but work-wise I never knew exactly where I fit in or what I could do. I’m very proud for bringing together all these talented people, and the amount of love and feedback [we've gotten] with Cravings makes me so happy.”

Losing her son Jack at 20-weeks in her pregnancy: “I’ve learned how strong physically and mentally a body can be. I’ve learned how strong I am. This year has been a roller coaster for everybody in the world, including our little family. Seeing people rally around us has been really beautiful. There have been things in the past year that I never thought John would have to see, but it’s also been so wonderful that we have prevailed and still see each other with so much more love than we could have ever, ever imagined ever in our lives. Whatever love we put out into the world 10 years ago, we’re getting it back tenfold. I feel every piece of love from everybody around the world.”

[From People]

There are more quotes in the piece about how much she loves John and how she can’t wait to grow old with him. The more I learn about Chrissy and the more I pay attention to her various controversies and such, the more I find them to be such an odd couple. He’s so lowkey and peaceful, and she’s all melodrama and excess. I don’t know – maybe opposites attract and they’re fine. But I had a little premonition/twinge there. Anyway, everything seems to be fine now and whatever.

Cover & IG courtesy of People.

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  1. Tiffany says:

    I will buy this issue on principle.

    BIPOC on magazine covers do sale.

    • doodle says:

      She looked cross-eyed. There I said it. People who are dramatic on social media aren’t good role models, sorry.

    • Kate says:

      That’s cool, Tiffany. I think voting with your dollar is always wise. Way to support :)

    • Barnes says:

      She’s half white/half Thai so she’s POC but not BIPOC.

      • Tiffany says:

        I said what I said.

      • KingP says:

        Re: the comment saying “She’s half white/half Thai so she’s POC but not BIPOC.” …
        1. Multiracial people are not “half” anything– they are multiracial.
        2. Anyone who is POC is also BIPOC (a more expansive term meaning “Black, Indigenous, or POC.” Another way of describing race is to call everyone but white people “racialized people” like Ontario does.

      • Watson says:

        Kingp: YUP!! 👍

      • Barnes says:

        What??? The term is Black Indegenous People of Color, and it is SPECIFICALLY meant to narrow in on the different and unique experience Black and Indigenous people have as opposed to wider term, People of Color. So no, not all POC are BIPOC and no Chrissy Teigen who is of white and Thai descent is definitionally not BIPOC. And there’s nothing wrong with that, that’s just the specific purpose of the BIPOC term.

      • KingP says:

        Barnes… I respectfully disagree… YES the term is intended to highlight the very different histories and lived experiences of Black people and Indigenous people compared to the many people subsumed within “POC” … but/and all POC *are* also BIPOC (though many BIPOC people do not self-identify with the acronym).

      • DragonWise says:

        Barnes is right. BIPOC is specifically meant to narrow POC, as some folks feel that this level of generalization among POC doesn’t serve everyone. Especially considering that Chrissy has said some pretty funky things about “ghetto” people and Quivanzhane Wallace, BIPOC is not an appropriate term to use for her, though she is a POC.

      • KingP says:

        Barnes and Dragonwise… I stand corrected (by you and some folks decades younger than I am who explained that the way I thought the term is used is actually a problematic co-opting of the term). Thank you both for discussing this and being kind in the process. 💐

    • Realistic says:

      I dunno Chrissy isnt a great person so maybe you wanna rethink buying the magazine. Remember when she called 9 year old Quvenzhané Walis cocky? Or when she made fun of Jay Mohrs sons name bc it was meredith or when she told courtney stodden, a 16 year old girl, to take a dirt name. Just bc someone is BIPOC doesnt make them good or worth supporting.

    • Athyrmose says:

      I won’t be able to do it, but I get it, Sis. +1

      Sorry some of the Well-Meanings™ are trying to pile on. How in the world would we ever understand our own marginalization without them showing up to splain it??? lol

    • minx says:

      She has such beautiful skin. I’m envious as I look at my pasty dreary end-of-winter complexion.

  2. Lunasf17 says:

    I find her exhausting but also have a soft spot for her. Her kids are adorable! Also 100% agree that opposites attract. My husband is super dramatic and I’m usually more low key so we balance each other out. There is no way two dramatic people can stay together very long in my opinion, they just drive each other crazy. I think most people in relationships are looking for someone to balance out their characteristics and that’s what we’re attracted to.

  3. mellie says:

    I like Chrissy (I know, I know, many are going to disagree, but she’s had a tough year…), but I really like her cookbooks (the recipes are fun and the food is good, lots of fattening things that I can’t make too often though!) and I LOVE John Legend and those kids are such cuties!

  4. Watson says:

    She looks terrible here. But I’m gonna buy this because Chrissy is fascinating to me, she built an empire on her love of food, and promoted herself through Twitter. Like that’s sort of my dream to be honest.

    Also: I love how she loves John so much and vice versa. You can tell she’s leaned on him heavily and he’s stepped up through the IVF and Jack’s birth…like they’ve been through it. I love a good love story!

    • minx says:

      She’s beautiful, these aren’t the greatest pictures of her. Seems like her forehead is Botoxed and so her eyebrows are going southward.

  5. Agirlandherdog says:

    I think people who are very dramatic (for lack of a better word) need a partner who is more mellow and low key. It balances them out. When you get two people together who are all about the drama, it’s just a recipe for disaster.

  6. Léna says:

    She looks way better in motion in the video than on that cover.

    • molly says:

      She looks like Khloe Kardashian’s instagram face, unfortunately. She’s beautiful in motion, with minimal makeup. This is not so much that.

  7. VS says:

    I am always surprised by how they work….their personalities are so opposite to each other but maybe that’s why it works.
    She sometimes appears to be shallow; John is just the opposite yet ….they have a family

    All the best to them!

  8. Honey says:

    any time i see these “Most Something Something” on tabloid covers, I always wonder how much that celebrity paid for the cover. Like how celebrities can basically buy a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Hence, how Trump got one.

    • lucy2 says:

      It’s a PR thing. This is the same magazine who declared Blake Shelton sexy, isn’t it?

      At least it’s not another white lady Gwenyth type, and her kids are adorable, but I’m not a big fan of Chrissy.

    • Charlie says:

      Yeah – it’s People, so my first thought was ‘this cost John a pretty penny’. But in her shoes – I think it’s a gift I’d take in a minute.

      PR that shakes the status quo can be a thing. A good thing.

  9. RedRoyal says:

    Chrissy is a funny person but I don’t think she is beautiful on the outside and inside.

    • Becks says:

      Yes, her outside matches her inside. All the filler and botox have made her face look so grotesque and mask like. Definitely not a good look.

  10. Noki says:

    If i was not convinced before that these titles were bought,now count me in.

  11. jferber says:

    She and the kids are so beautiful.

  12. Midge says:

    I don’t think they did her dirty, I think her “werk” did. That being said, I still think she looks very pretty and the kids are adorable. Miles is a mini John.

    I just kind of go back and forth on her. I just hope she can learn to be famous but need the attention or approval. She’ll be happier.

    • Lemons says:

      @Midge, you just said what I was thinking.

      Chrissy used to be an interesting person to me, but she has veered into “irritating” territory for me. And the work on her face pushes her from fresh-faced to puffy exaggeration. That’s the best way I can put it.

      I also hope that she can find some peace by staying away from Twitter. She seems like a good person who is easily influenced in the pursuit of “likes” and that can have her doing some questionable things.

  13. Cali says:

    She looks awful here, the fillers are just…woah. Beautiful children though

  14. Scorpion says:

    What????? Hopefully this will satisfy her thirst!

  15. B says:

    Cute kids, but I find it uncomfortable how much they pimp them out. Those poor kids have zero privacy.

  16. NM says:

    Chrissy can be very, very extra and over the top — but her cookbooks and online recipes are AWESOME. I have Cravings 1 and 2 and will forever be a fan. Can’t wait for her Mom’s cookbook to come out this month.

    • Looty says:

      Exactly what I think. I only know her through her cookbooks, where she is charming. Also if anyone ever took a picture that beautiful of me I’d be delighted. How can people look at that picture and think “terrible”.

  17. Maria says:

    Does this title really mean anything anymore? Good for her. But after the way People loves to praise Kate Middleton and her clan I am over People, lol.

  18. Becks1 says:

    I find Chrissy very “extra” for lack of a better word, but I still enjoy her to a large extent and her kids are freaking cute. I also am intrigued by her and John’s relationship, they seem so different but I guess that’s part of why it works.

  19. MsIam says:

    Not a fan, I find her tiresome. Kids are cute though. Her son looks like John and her daughter favors her.

  20. Snuffles says:

    Yeah, Chrissy is extra AF. I can see why people find her exhausting sometimes. But I generally like her. I really enjoy her Instagram because it’s mostly her cooking and trying out new recipes and her adorable family.

  21. FHMom says:

    Oh Lord.
    BTW, didn’t she say at one point that she and John were separating? This was, maybe, before getting pregnant with Miles. I can’t remember exactly when, but I do remember her going public with a separation.

  22. Leah says:

    I feel like she and John work because they are opposites. Watching the videos they post (which I know are social media and a projected reality) it seems like he enjoys getting to drop that reserved side with her and just be goofy and fun and cute. As someone who’s really reserved and introverted there are a few people in my life I feel like I can drop that and be fun with and sometimes it’s a relief to just get out of my head.

  23. Susan says:

    I just can’t with her inconsistency. She’s an oversharer but repeatedly quits social media and or gets really offended when people respond. Not saying that I could ever handle being famous, but I think you have to make your choice and live with the decision. I’ve had to learn (in my tiny little world) that when I express opinions that don’t necessarily dovetail with every one else’s, I have to deal with the consequences. I feel like she doesn’t understand this concept.

  24. SusanB says:

    I like her but too much cheek filler!

  25. Faye G says:

    I find her to be very two-faced. She talks a big game about kindness and acceptance in one breath, then the next she’s bashing black children on Twitter. I really can’t support someone who is so wildly inconsistent in their values and treatment of others.

  26. Truthiness says:

    I find it a little odd to choose someone who has had so much work done, lipo, fillers, lifts, but I really appreciate POC coverage. And if they had chosen Baldimort’s wife I would have to never look at People again.

  27. MangoAngelesque says:

    She seems so fake to me. Especially as she’s a person who regularly talks about how genuine she is, which is not a thing truly genuine people do. And she seems to have a vicious streak. I can actually kinda see her being a future Kris Jenner in the making, minus the sex tape profiteering.

  28. Su says:

    Maybe Chrissy has had fillers but she’s also half Asian. As a half Asian woman with big cheeks, I can confirm that those cheeks don’t thin out with age. In fact it increases if I gain a few pounds.

    I don’t follow her so I have no idea about her extra-ness. I hope her marriage works out for those cute kids. And because more love in the world is a good thing.

    The only other thing I can add is that I call John Legend my husband’s boyfriend. He loves his music and especially his voice—he’ll gush about it. It’s super cute.

  29. Juju says:

    I wonder how much she paid them for that title.

  30. Shanaynay says:

    While I guess she can be considered pretty, I definitely don’t think that she’s the most beautiful person. Heck no!!!!! There are more beautiful woman out there. I”m not sure how People came to pick her.
    I have many questions for whomever chose her. Something is off that she was picked.

    People magazine needs to rethink this. They definitely got it wrong.

    For me, her personality makes her ugly. If the title was for the most annoying fake ass person, then, it would definitely be her.

  31. Lolawolf says:

    I feel as if I must be crazy because this woman is a 6/10 on average, and a 7/10 on the best day of her life. She is weird looking!