In a world where Donald Trump is president and some groups of people are trying really hard to make white supremacy a cool fad, it makes sense that we’re all drinking more than we used to. It’s a public health crisis! Even for fave Chrissy Teigen, who is admitting that maybe she drinks more than she should.
Remember those drunken Snapchats of Teigen after the Grammys? Well she does too. “I was, point blank, just drinking too much,” she told Cosmopolitan. “I got used to being in hair and makeup and having a glass of wine. Then that glass of wine would carry over into me having one before the awards show. And then a bunch at the awards show. And then I felt bad for making kind of an ass of myself to people that I really respected. And that feeling, there’s just nothing like that. You feel horrible. It’s not a good look for me, for John, for anybody.”
She continued to be extremely relatable, saying “Everything is there, always. I don’t know how to go to an awards show and not drink.”
The model and food enthusiast has a history of alcoholism in her family, and it makes it hard for her to have just one drink. “I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober,” she said, “but now I get it. I don’t want to be that person. … I have to fix myself.”
It’s hard man. Booze is basically one of the easiest and most accessible vices there is — and when you’re under a certain amount of pressure, whether it’s from fame or just your standard, home-grown anxiety, it can be a thing to fall back on. Good on Teigen for facing up to her problems — and for being so honest and open about it.
May the rest of us one day be so wise.