Model, author and wife of John Legend, Chrissy Teigen has earned a reputation as one of the most down-to-earth and wickedly funny celebs in Hollywood.

Now the 30-year-old new mum is going the extra mile, giving frank and often hilarious answers to fan questions about what life's really like for the rich and famous.

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Are celeb relationships ever faked? Is the illuminati real? Do famous people all know each other?


Think of Teigen as our girl on the inside, offering up the sort of juicy intel we just don't get in the tabloids - and certainly not from other celebrities.

She's been at it for a couple of days now, answering dozens of fan questions via Twitter, but we've collated the best, funniest and most illuminating here.

On meeting other famous people


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Do famous people introduce themselves to other famous people they've never met? For example, does Oprah say 'Hi, I'm Oprah' to Anna Kendrick?

A. They do. And whomever is the lesser celebrity giggles and goes "oh I know!!" and the other celeb smirks annoyingly.

Q. I always wondered that! What happens if they don't know who you (general sense) are?

A. They say a safe "nice to see you" if they sense they might have met you before. Alt: "good to see you again!" (ballsy).

Q. How do you decide who's lesser?

A. You just know.

Q. What if it's not really comparable like a world famous poet meeting a B-list actor. Who's the bigger celeb there?

A. That's a really good question. Perhaps they both wait for the other to introduce themselves until death.

Q. Have you ever been completely flustered to meet someone?

A. Beyonce. Mariah. [Real Housewives of Orange County star] Vicki Gunvalson.

Celeb conspiracy theories

Actress Chrissy Teigen and Recording artist John Legend. Photo / Getty Images
Actress Chrissy Teigen and Recording artist John Legend. Photo / Getty Images


Do famous people have to play along when their celeb friends are in a publicity stunt relationship? Do they get paid too?

A. I've only known one person to do this and I found out after. I think it happens less than we think?

Q. How many people do you know are part of the illuminati?

A. Zero. I thought when I married John he would have to tell me.

Celebrity offspring


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Do you think celebrity babies know they're celebrity babies? like can you imagine being Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's baby? That's so fun.

A. They don't and they don't know you're famous no matter how many times you yell it at them.

Q. Do some celebrities depend on nannies to take care of their kids?

A. To help, is a better way to say it. And others, too. I don't know anyone that doesn't want to take care of their kids.

A day in the life of a celebrity


Do famous people have other famous people as their names under their contacts or have nicknames?

A. Code names, like cheating spouses.

Q. What about dinner reservations? Real names?

A. Stage name. Better table. Sometimes I make a reservation under John's name then kick him out of my girls' dinner.

Q. Do famous people go out and buy their own toilet paper and Febreeze and stuff, or does someone do it for you?

A.[Delivery service] Amazon Fresh, baby.

Q. How do famous people hire their makeup artists?

A. They have agencies and portfolios but mostly you're just like "OK please make me look like your other client, J-LO".

Q. How do famous people know if one of their in-real-life friends liked their Insta pic or not?

A. Set to "people you follow" notifications only!

Q. Is "my people will call your people" an actual thing?

A. Yes, we are incapable of handling our own lives and need to be coddled like children.

Q. Do celebs fangirl when other celebrities tweet them or like their stuff on Instagram?

A. I get nervous when people I respect follow me. I will go on best behaviour for the day then forget/all goes to hell.

Q. What's the number one perk of being a celebrity?

A. No waiting.

Q. How many "swag bags" do you actually get from events, and do you use what's in them?

A. Don't look anymore. Gets donated or brought out in drunken girls' night giveaways. One can only have so much lip balm.

Q. How do celebs get paid? Do record companies / movie companies just give one huge check? Do you get paychecks?

A. Depends on the exact industry. For books I get paid then cut a massive check after for costs.

Q. How tense does it get at award shows when the host makes an ill-conceived joke about a celeb who's in the audience?

A. I dunno I'm drunk.

Celeb feuds

The rich and famous are privately glued to celeb feuds, just like us. Photo / Getty Images
The rich and famous are privately glued to celeb feuds, just like us. Photo / Getty Images


Is celeb drama staged most of the time?

A. No. It's a combo of having more dramatic drama and loving drama.

Q. Do celebrities message/call each other (with jokes, concerns or popcorn) when a Twitter beef is occurring?

A. Oh yes.

Q. Do celebs have like a group chat and when sh** happens it's just like "oh mcSH*TTTTT MAN"?


Workin' the paparazzi

Get it, dilf!!

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Do celebs save good paps photos they found on the internet into their phones?

A. Guilty. Will show them to hair and makeup people for future looks.

Q. Have you ever felt so damn bomb that you call up the paps and stage a "spontaneous" photo shoot as you walk to Starbucks?

A. No, you just go to a pap-ridden restaurant like Craig's or Nice Guy duhhhh!

Bless you for all this, Chrissy Teigen. Never stop sharing.