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The Best Quotes From Chrissy Teigen’s Esquire Interview

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Supermodel Chrissy Teigen had about as many quotes as pictures in a recent Esquire interview, which featured a photo of her mowing a lawn in very high heels and a bikini. Teigen—who has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit issue twice and is married to musician John Legend—did have some insights on some particularly random topics. We’ve gathered all her quotes in one place, broken down by topic, for your reading pleasure.

On pets:

Cats are “the devil’s children.”

“People love to say, ‘My cat is great. He’s just like a dog.’ I always think, Well, get a f***ing dog!”

On butts:

“I didn’t know butts were a thing until I was twenty-three. Then came Jennifer Lopez and people were like, ‘That butt is great.’ Now you have to have a butt. It sucks for me…I have a little half-Asian butt, and the more I work out, the more I try to get it bigger, it’s just going to get flatter and harder.”

On food and diets:

“If I’m going to eat fast food, I’m going to McDonald’s. I don’t need to pretend.”

“I looked at a Wheat Thin one day and got teary-eyed. You know those cartoons where the head of somebody becomes a turkey? That Wheat Thin looked like a f***ing turkey. My mouth was watering.”

American cheese is the most “underrated cheese.”

On beaches:

“Sand is disgusting. I get all Larry David at the beach and want every piece of sand off me.”

On John Goodman:

“I feel like part of me will die when John Goodman dies.”

Oh, and here’s that lawnmower picture:

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Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana.dockterman@time.com