Chrissy Teigen Got Candid About Fame: "I Have an Awesome Life and Zero Life All at the Same Time"

Teigen opened up about the less glamorous side of celebrity.

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If you've ever wondered about the reality of life as a very, very famous person, look no further than Chrissy Teigen's Twitter. Teigen's known—and beloved—for her candor on everything from parenting to relationships to acne, and in a recent spontaneous Twitter Q&A, she talked about what it's really like to be one of the world's most photographed people.

When asked directly about life as a celebrity, Teigen got honest: "I have an awesome life and zero life all at the same time," she said. Another follower asked, "Do you ever just sit and think like damn look at my life," to which she responded, "Lol no. I sit around thinking how everyone hates me and is mad at me and how I’m about to be cancelled."

She spoke, too, about mental health: Asked, "What problems do you have that money and celeb status can't solve?" she replied, "My brain." My personal favorite response? Asked, "With being famous and having anxiety, what's one of the most important things for you to keep your sanity surrounding that?" Teigen said, "My medicine." Shut down that medication stigma, Chrissy! 

Teigen also spoke about some of the perks of fame: Among them, secret celebrity terminals at the airport and an extra dose of patience from fellow passengers towards her kids. "if anything, they're creepily nice and it is crazy unfair because they are just as annoying as other kids on a plane," she tweeted.

Finally, please forgive me: I lied about my favorite tweet of the lot. It was an excruciatingly close race, but it turns out my favorite tweet is, in fact, the below:

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Emily Dixon
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Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.