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Chrissy Teigen's Shock Admission About Why She Went To Bali

The main reason we love Chrissy Teigen so damn much is because she tells it exactly like it is, every single time.

From her experience with IVF and subsequently being diagnosed with post-natal depression to her battle with period acne and acceptance of her stretchmarks, the model is incredibly open and honest, even when it must hurt.

Which makes her most recent admission all the more endearing; in a chat with Cosmopolitan, Teigen got pretty frank  about her alcohol consumption, revealing that a family trip to Bali had revolved around a stay at a wellness retreat.

"I was, point blank, just drinking too much," the 31-year-old said, explaining that there was "a history of alcohol abuse" in her family.

"I got used to being in hair and make-up 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."

Teigen's story is a familiar one - who hasn't sworn off alcohol after suffering through The Fear one too many Sundays? - but she also pointed out that no-one, at any point, brought it up as an issue.

"They just assumed that it was OK because I always felt OK the next morning," Teigen continued. "I knew it my heart it wasn't right. It makes you very short with people."

Which is where the wellness retreat came in; while squirrelled away in Bali, Teigen realised how "really really wonderful" she felt having not had anything to drink.

"I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober, but now I get it," she added.

"I don't want to be that person... I have to fix myself."

If you or someone you know is dealing with substance abuse or addiction, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Alcoholics Anonymous on 1300 222 222.

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