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Chrissy Teigen: Forever 21 Fired Me From a Modeling Job For Being ‘Fat’

"I hate you, Forever 21. I hate you so much. Honestly, you're the worst"

Even supermodels suffer from ridiculous body standards. Chrissy Teigen, one of the cover models for Sports Illustrated‘s 2014 swimsuit edition, told Du Jour that clothing retailer Forever 21 fired her when she was younger because she was too fat for them.

“I showed up on set and they asked me if they could take a photo,” Teigen told the magazine. “And they shoot that photo off to my agency, who then calls me as I’m sitting in the make-up chair, and they say, ‘You need to leave right now. They just said that you are fat and you need to get your measurements taken.'”

Luckily the 28-year-old model, who is known for her off-the-cuff humor on Twitter and Instagram, keeps a healthy outlook on the situation years later. “I hate you, Forever 21,” the model told Du Jour. “I hate you so much. Honestly, you’re the worst.”


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