Chrissy Teigen: I Was Too 'Fat' for Forever 21
Model recalls the time retailer fired her over her weight
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2014 11:01 AM CDT
Chrissy Teigen arrives at the Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Culver City, Calif.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – During an interview and cover shoot with Du Jour, model Chrissy Teigen let slip this little story in a behind-the-scenes video spotted by Business Insider:

  • "I actually was fired from a job. Forever 21. They booked me directly when I was much younger. I showed up on set, they asked me if they could take a photo and they shoot that photo off to my agency, who then calls me as I'm sitting in the makeup chair. And they say, 'You need to leave right now. They just said you are fat and you need to come get your measurements taken.' So I hate you, Forever 21. Hate you so much. Honestly, you're the worst."
Business Insider notes that Teigen tweeted back in 2012, "So next time you pass a Forever 21, remember the fact that they are a bunch of a--holes who fired me mid-makeup for being fat."

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sandrae
Jul 17, 2014 4:53 PM CDT
Hurt then, but you can laugh now, Chrissy, after 'putting them out there.' I hate it when people who are undiplomatic say things like "you have to go now." Reminds me of the time I complained about a Cantonese dish delivered to my table, and I commented it looked like vomit. Someone close to my table spoke out: "I'll eat it!" The proprietor said to me: "You go now." It sounds so seriously rude and forceful, doesn't it? (Didn't mind leaving; I wasn't going to pay for that mess.) I saw Chrissy with absolutely no makeup on. She is a real beauty. Looked like a 17-year-old.
Northe
Jul 14, 2014 7:06 PM CDT
Forever 21 actually carries a plus size line...
baldpirate
Jul 14, 2014 9:25 AM CDT
New Store Name: Forever Twenty-Fat