On Friday's episode of The Meredith Vieira Show
, the Sports Illustrated
model opened up about what really happened when she posted a picture of her stretch marks
Teigen explained that she was in the kitchen "bumping around" and got bruises on her legs. "And I was actually just taking a picture of the bruises and then I saw the stretch marks in there," she told Vieira.
Teigen captioned this photo, "Stretches say hi" on April 12 and received over 130,000 likes.
It was the photo of her stretch marks that made her realize that she didn't want to Photoshop any images of herself. "I have those apps, the Facetune and Photoshopping ones, and I just didn't feel like doing it anymore, and I'm never going to do it again, because I think we forget what normal people look like now," she said.
The audience applauded as she continued to explain her decision to stay real. "The standard is so ridiculous. People are nip-tucking. It's gotten to a point where they're not smoothing their skin anymore. They're actually changing the shape of their body," she said. "Nobody can compare to that."
Teigen emphasized that there is a Photoshop phenomenon and that she's seen "these women in person, and they're not like that," she admitted.