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    Chrissy Teigen Opened Up About Getting Scammed As A Young Model

    "You don’t really think that anyone has any negative intentions."

    During an interview with Revolve, Chrissy Teigen opened up about her early modeling days.

    "When I started out in the modeling world, I was bouncing around from agency to agency," Teigen said. "I thought it was cool that agents wanted me and that I could get work."

    "I think when you’re young and excited to begin that world you don’t really think that anyone has any negative intentions. You just get so excited, you’ll do anything. You’ll do all the favors," she said.

    Chrissy then shared a story about how she and five other models were scammed:

    I remember living in Miami in this apartment with five other young models, and it was two bedroom and we were each paying like $4,000 a piece. Looking back it doesn’t make any sense, but for me it was so cool that an agency wanted to move me to Miami. It felt glamorous, and it felt cool but I didn’t realize how many people pull fast ones on you.

    Six (Chrissy + five models) people paying $4,000 each for a two-bedroom equals $24,000 a month.


    According to, a two-bedroom apartment in Miami currently goes for $1680 – $2495/month. IN 2017.

    Looking back, Chrissy said, "I would have definitely gotten a business manager a lot earlier as a young person."

    There you have it! Thx, Chrissy.


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