Chrissy Teigen is a supermodel, stretch marks and all.
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Between her seriously mouthwatering kitchen concoctions and her gorgeous musician husband, John Legend, it's clear that Teigen lives quite the enviable life. But the real reason she has 2 million Instagram followers is that she isn't afraid to show what's really happening behind the scenes of her glamorous life—ever. And her post from Sunday may be her best yet.

Seated cross-legged, Teigen snapped a picture of just her lower half, showing off a couple bruises from cooking up a storm, and stretch marks on her inner thighs.

“Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!” she wrote in the caption.

Supermodels aren’t typically the best people to look to for body image inspiration, but Teigen is now the exception to that rule. The comments on the photo are filled with notes of thanks from her followers for showing that yep, don't let the pretty pics fool you, stretch marks happen to everyone.

“I've never seen anyone else with inner thigh stretch marks. Those are the ones I have that bother me the most. Especially since I haven't had children. This really means a lot to see someone so beautiful be confident and real enough to show something like this. :)” wrote one commenter, lov3life8.

“Finally a celebrity who can say, hi I am a HUMAN and I'm {beautiful} just the way I am!” adds another, marygastonn.

There are countless creams and potions out there to get rid of stretch marks (and there are real things you can do to to get rid of them, if you want). But you know what? Giving them a nickname and letting them be isn't a bad plan either.

Teigen reminds us that everyone should embrace their own “perfect imperfections.”