Chrissy Teigen has indisputably been the reigning Queen of Twitter for the past several years and she’s finally, finally, receiving the kind of recognition she deserves for it. This week Glamour magazine announced their 2018 Women of the Year and Teigen is one of the featured change makers for her work as “an unofficial spokesperson for Generation Fed Up.”
So funny. So true. And so damn necessary. @chrissyteigen may be one of the most relatable people on the internet, but she’s an unofficial spokesperson for a generation fed up. Meet our 2018 Glamour Women of the Year: https://t.co/4vcdrXSNLa #GlamourWOTY pic.twitter.com/aT0jFwOace
— Glamour (@glamourmag) October 30, 2018
Glamour‘s article calls Chrissy “The Influencer” and praises her for her “idea that social media could give all women a voice to share their passions and fears.” She spreads positivity, talks parenting realness, claps back when people make negative comments toward her or others and often uses her platform to raise awareness for issues she cares about.
While we mostly see Chrissy as the sassy and confident Twitter comedian who got blocked by Donald Trump for being too mean, she opened up on Instagram Tuesday about how she’s not always as self-assured as she seems. The model, cookbook author and business woman — again — used her social media to get real with her followers about some feelings we all experience: fatigue and uncertainty.
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Honored to be one of Glamour’s Women of the Year amongst other women I admire and adore so much. I’ve never been the most eloquent person and lately I’ve noticed myself going quiet – consumed by the news of the day, and not quite knowing what to say. Or wanting to say something but not really having the mental strength to handle the inevitable backlash. But I end up feeling worse. I want to speak up for those that can’t, for people that feel smaller or less-than because of the big talk of a small man. I PROMISE I am going to do what I can to live up to this title and live up to the bar set by incredible women like Kamala, Viola, Janelle. I am not worthy but I will continue to try to make you laugh, give love through food, and wad the panties of assholes trying to keep you down. I love you guys and am so appreciative of the platform you have bestowed upon me!! Thank you to @glamourmag for this incredible honor. #glamourWOTY
“I’ve never been the most eloquent person and lately I’ve noticed myself going quiet — consumed by the news of the day, and not quite knowing what to say,” Chrissy admitted in her post. “Or wanting to say something but not really having the mental strength to handle the inevitable backlash. But I end up feeling worse.”
She told her followers that while she might not always feel up to it, she’s going to continue the Twitter war she began years ago against hate, misinformation and a “small man” we can probably identify by context.
“I want to speak up for those that can’t, for people that feel smaller or less-than because of the big talk of a small man,” she wrote. “I PROMISE I am going to do what I can to live up to this title and live up to the bar set by incredible women like Kamala, Viola, Janelle.”
Senator Kamala Harris, Viola Davis and Janelle Monae were also honoured by Glamour as 2018 Women of the Year. Also recognized were the women who brought down USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the women behind The March for Our Lives and 97-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin.
Chrissy finished her Instagram post by committing herself to “wadding the panties of assholes trying to keep you down.”
Thank you for being our internet champion, Chrissy. Keep it up.