It's a truth universally acknowledged that Instagram and real life don't always mirror one another. Even armed with that knowledge, it's sometimes hard to remember that what we see on the photo-sharing app isn't necessarily what goes on behind the scenes.

Chrissy Teigen revealed at Beautycon in LA that even she feels the pressure that goes hand-in-hand with posting a perfect photo on Instagram.

She admitted to feeling "inadequate" because of filters and face-editing apps.

“My old ass will go on social media," she said. "And I will look at the Photoshopping, Facetuning, and the apps — and everything that goes into creating what is now a hit Instagram photo — and I feel insanely inadequate."

Same, girl, same.

Teigen admits to venting to John Legend because of Instagram.

She confessed to breaking down in tears to her husband because of the unrealistic expectations placed on women's bodies. 

"There have been times I’ve cried to John, where I felt like I would just never have ‘that’ body,” Teigen said. “I’ve definitely been really upset know, everyone has a butt now, everyone has curves, and a little waist, and that’s not me.”

Reminder: No matter what kind of body type is "in vogue," you should never pressure yourself to obtain it. The best body for you is the body you already have.

The model also got real about not feeling 100% about her body.

She owned up to being jealous of other models' bodies and the struggle to feel confident in her own. 

"I’m in a weird phase where I’m jealous of those bodies, but I also really want to be cool with my own body. I really want to be that person for you all that says, ‘You don’t need that fucking shit,'” she said. “That’s why I don’t post many makeup selfies, because I don’t feel anyone knows what a real face looks like anymore and it kills me that we to have to completely wash a face or body out for it to get likes.”

Her words could not ring truer — endlessly scrolling through a stream of perfect selfies can lead you to feel pretty shitty about your own. 

Teigen's advice? If you have "imperfections," show 'em off.

“I’ve been on shoots. I’ve been naked-to-naked with people. I will say that everyone has a stretch mark,” Teigen shared. “Every time I see [another person's] stretch mark, I’m like, ‘Girl, yes!’ It makes me feel better, and if more of us did that kind of shit, how many people would feel better?”

Dear Chrissy Teigen:

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