When it comes to Twitter and Instagram, Chrissy Teigen is queen. She’s always posting melt-worthy photos and videos of her baby daughter Luna and her adorable dates with her husband John Legend. And though she gets a not-so-fair share of trolling, she expertly claps back every time with poise (and wit). In just the last few weeks she’s addressed haters who criticize her for going through IVF treatments to get pregnant, shut down mommy-shamers, and told off a troll who claimed she’d “peaked.”
And while some of us don’t quite have the finesse to prove our haters wrong for all of the Internet to see, Chrissy has a few tips for her fans. In an interview with Mashable published on Friday, she revealed her secrets.
When it comes to how she presents herself on the Internet, she’s had to work hard to make people expect more than fashion or beauty secrets from her. “It didn’t start out being easy to say whatever you wanted [on the internet], because some people, they just don’t know you,” Teigen told the site. “You kind of have to come out the gate really showing different sides of your personality, and people start to, years later, get used to the fact that you’re going to be politically involved, you’re going to livetweet [Real] Housewives a lot, you’re going to talk about food. And people start to realize: that’s just you. And they start to accept you.”
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 31, 2017
We all know that Teigen doesn’t post just the most glamorous moments of her life either. Posts like the Snapchats of her skin while she’s on her period have made her one of the most relatable celebrities on social media. “[My tweets] just depend on what’s happening in the world, and what mood I’m in, and if I’m feeling cheeky or not,” she told Mashable. “Sometimes I have to stop because I’m like, ‘I’m in a bad mood. I shouldn’t tweet right now.’ Some days I’m like, I wouldn’t tweet this normally … John [Legend] is usually like, ‘If you want to say it, then just say it.'”
u r 100% not supposed to waste minutes of life to open an entire chinese takeout box to flatten it out to eat like a neanderthal cave human https://t.co/mF2x36tFXR
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 2, 2017
(Above: maybe not her most contentious opinion.)
She also mentioned that she doesn’t ever go searching for content just to post a good Instagram photo. Cheesy Instagram trends are not her thing. One thing she is a big fan of though, is the art of the clapback—and she’s pretty much mastered it.
“[A good clapback] takes a little bit of research,” she told the site. “I like to do a bit of investigation work into the profiles [of people who come for me], because I think it’s important to have facts. Or to see how ‘perfect’ they are. That’s a bit of enjoyment of mine.” It’s good advice. If you don’t know what you’re talking about, don’t post anything at all or it could come back to bite you. Instead, do your research and have all the facts.
Teigen also referred to getting blocked by President Trump on Twitter after tweeting “No one likes you” as a badge of honor. “It’s an exclusive club,” Teigen told Mashable.
After 9 years of hating Donald J Trump, telling him "lol no one likes you" was the straw pic.twitter.com/MhZ6bXT1Dp
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 25, 2017
“My thing was: I never followed him in the first place. I just I think it’s funny. There’s a button that [people who have been blocked by Trump] all get and it says ‘blocked by Trump.’ It’s exciting.”
–Chrissy Teigen Opens Up for the First Time About Her Postpartum Depression
–Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Just Reenacted The Devil Wears Prada on Snapchat
–Chrissy Teigen Just Broke the Curse of Surgery-Denying Stars: “Everything About Me Is Fake Except My Cheeks”