'This is my new body now': Chrissy Teigen shows off post-partum stretch marks

'This is my new body now': Chrissy Teigen shows off post-partum stretch marks
Photo credit: Instagram/Chrissy Teigen

Model Chrissy Teigen has taken to social media to show off what she's calling her "new body" in order to help others "feel better about themselves".

Posting to her Instagram stories and Twitter feed, Teigen zoomed in on her bare belly and posed topless with her husband, singer John Legend, while on holiday in Bali with their two children.

"I guess these just aren't going to go away," she says in a video, referring to some stretch-marks on her side.

"This is my new body."

The mother-of-two also posted her Instagram story to Twitter, adding some thoughts around the pressures of keeping up appearances on social media. 

"Instagram is crazy," she wrote. "I think it's awesome people have killer bodies and are proud to show them off (I really do!!)

"But I know how hard it can be to forget what (for lack of a better word) regular ol' bodies look like when everyone looks bonkers amazing."

Teigen has been open before about her post-partum body insecurities, telling Cosmopolitan last year that she feels "insanely inadequate" sometimes.

The Sports Illustrated model made it clear her latest intimate post doesn't mean she's free from self-doubt.

"I don't really call this 'body confidence' because I'm not quite there yet," she added. "I'm still super insecure. I'm just happy that I can make anyone else out there feel better about themselves!"

Fans rushed to praise Teigen for sharing the revealing look at her 'regular' body.

"I'm so thankful that you show that someone beautiful like you can be like someone normal like me," one commenter wrote.

"Today you won me over with your IG stories showing your body postpartum. Thanks for sharing the realness that comes with giving birth," said another.