Despite the fact that the profession helped launch her to fame, Chrissy Teigen admitted this week she never thought of herself as a "real" model – when she first started.
"I never thought of myself as a real model," she told Net-a-Porter. "I made consistent money for directories and websites, where they didn't care if your eyes were open or closed because you didn't even see my face. I modeled the back of a shirt with words on it. Honestly, it was the least glamorous the way to model. "
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Teigen, 33, was discovered by a model scout while working at a California surf shop after her family moved to Orange County. She was 1[ads1]8 at the time. Later, to continue his modeling career, Teigen moved to Miami Beach where she said she lived with five other people in a two-bedroom model apartment.
"I wanted to sleep on the couch. We just worked to break, just to pay the rent. My roommates dreamed diet teas and ate cotton balls soaked in chicken broth to stay thin. I remember my friend was working on a burrito restaurant and that was all I ate for months. Free burritos, "she told the publication.
But finally Teigen found fame – she had spread in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2010.
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Separately, Teigen – who's married to singer John Legend, as she met after she was thrown into the music video of Legends song & # 39; Stereo & # 39 ;, by Net-A-Porter – apologized for destroying "The Voice" final this week after she mistakenly tweeted results before the show had aired some places.
"Really sorry to ruin the voice tonight. I thought that since the official account tweeted it, it would be okay," she said in a tweet. "But now I realize that it was not and will ensure that when my husband wins something with someone, i will wait for every state and country before he gets excited. "
Fox News & # 39; Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.