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: I Was Too 'Fat' for Forever 21
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)

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." (More Chrissy Teigen stories.)

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