Chrissy Teigen is not one to shy away from the spotlight, in any capacity. The model was named “Rookie of the Year” in Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Issue in 2010, an honor that led to more modeling stints as well as an annual appearance in the magazine. It’s only fitting that she return to her bikini-clad roots after giving birth to Luna—but we didn’t expect it to be this soon. Months after having her baby girl, Chrissy slipped into an impossibly tiny two-piece suit for her first post-baby swimsuit shoot, and she looks absolutely radiant. But as the model herself recounted for a Sports Illustrated video, her decision didn’t come without a little struggle.
“She showed up telling me she would only shoot one-pieces, and if I could throw a blanket over the top of her, that would be great,” SI Swimsuit editor MJ Day reveals. “By the end of it, I think she was wearing nothing.”
And, honestly, no article of clothing could’ve covered up Chrissy’s confidence. The new mom even admitted to being “back in [her] element” at the shoot. “It’s so important to my well-being that I come out here and am able to do this and do something I’m proud of,” she says.
Just watch her slay here. We think she looks better than ever.