Chrissy Teigen Is Using Spanx and Waist Trainers to Regain Her Pre-Baby Body: ‘I’m Not Back Yet By Any Means’

07/07/2016 at 11:35 AM ET

Even Sports Illustrated swimsuit models need a little help getting back to their pre-baby bodies.

While hosting a Fourth of July barbecue for clothing line Revolve on Monday, Chrissy Teigen opened up to PEOPLE about the secret to looking as good as she does less than three months after giving birth to daughter Luna Simone.

“I’m not back yet by any means,” she said. “I think people think that I’ve snapped back, but I really have just in fact been utilizing undergarments more than ever.”

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Teigen, 30, continues: “I never was a Spanx person or a waist trainer person. Now I do it. It looks great on the outside, but trust me, I’m a bit soft.”

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The cookbook author also reveals the secret to her sexy cameo in Fergie‘s new music video for “M.I.L.F.$.“: latex!

“Everybody is talking about how we were all Photoshopped. No, latex is another being. You’ve never seen anything like it,” Teigen says.

“Latex gives where it needs to give and cinches where it needs to cinch. It’s like magic. Latex is magic,” she adds.

— Andrea Park with reporting by Jeffrey Slonim

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Kristin on

It’s sad a woman can be so unhappy with her body she resorts to ruining her organs. I get that there is pressure after having a baby to bounce back for these celebrity mothers but waist trainers are terrible.

Anonymous on

If your that worried about your figure don’t have kids.

Redsatchel on

She gave birth 3 months ago, it takes 38 weeks or so to carry and grow the baby! My goodness! Last time I checked she didn’t have a runway career so what’s the rush?! I get wanting to be in shape but these women are too focused on “snapping back” who are they trying to impress? Eat healthy, enjoy your baby and live your life! It’s ludicrous

Ana on

When you’ve grown another human being in your body, nothing else in your life will ever be the same. Why do we expect our bodies should be an exception to that?

Yowza on

She was most certainly photoshopped. Her face in the video is nothing like photos elsewhere. Those waist trainers are absolutely ridiculous.

Woman on

Vain shallow woman and a really bad example for women! Why cant these stuck up spoilt rich vain women let their baby body go back to its normal way the NATURAL way??? And why is Peephole so obsessed with women obsessed with their looks. Gross, its so sexist and insulting to us women!

not impressed on

Chrissy showed poor judgement to be in Fergie’s video. She gives me the creeps and all mothers a bad name.

Jennifer on

Why can’t women just be happy new moms? All these ridiculous things like waist trainers just show that these women are vain, abs preoccupied with their looks. Take it easy and enjoy your babies!

Loria on

She looks great after the baby, fit and not fat at all.

Joesphine on

Wanting to lose weight, even after a baby, does not make someone vain. She probably wants to get back to work and she’s a model. Sad that wanting to be healthy is looked at as a negative.
However, these waist trainers seem insane. I really don’t understand why people believe they work. You get thin by wearing a corset? Please, if it was that easy, everyone would do it! And sorry but spanx are NOT the same thing.