Chrissy Teigen dropped some serious wisdom about diversity in the modeling industry
Our love for Chrissy Teigen knows no bounds. She’s hilarious, irrepressible, and fearless. She also has absolutely no patience for bullshit.
Chrissy Teigen spoke out about how the modeling industry needs to do some serious work when it comes to diversity.
Teigen is of Thai, Norwegian, and German descent. In an interview with E! News at the Sports Illustrated Swim 2017 launch party, she spoke about the stereotyping and underrepresentation of Asian women in the field of modeling:
"I think it's really important to start embracing people...seeing them in roles that are not necessarily 'That Asian Girl' or 'That Asian Boy.' I want it to be a normal thing to be able to see Asian models, and I think Asian models are really underrepresented in the industry, especially on the runways or in magazines."
Chrissy Teigen is also none too thrilled with Hollywood’s current diversity situation (or lack thereof):
"In movies you're like 'Oh, this Asian girl is dating this white guy' — I want that to be normal."
That said, Teigen loves being an inspiration for people looking for the media to make strides towards inclusivity.
"It's really nice to be able to come up in a magazine and make your people proud...My mom every day is like 'Oh my god, Thailand is so excited that you're in the issue!' and I'm like 'Oh my god, Thailand knows about me!'"
We’re super proud of you too, Chrissy. Keep standing up, speaking out, and fighting the good fight. We support you 1000% and totally have your back.