Model Chrissy Teigen proudly flaunted her stretch marks in a photograph that she shared online.

The 29-year-old took to image-sharing website Instagram on April 12, sharing a photograph of her top-down body that exposed stretch marks on her inner thighs as well as some bruises on her legs, reports aceshowbiz.com.

Teigen captioned the image: "Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi."

As a fashion model, Teigen has been very vocal about positive self-images. She famously slammed US clothing company Forever 21 after the fashion brand fired her from a campaign for being too "fat".

"They booked me directly when I was much younger and I showed up on set, they asked me if they could take a photo, and they shot that photo off to my agency who then calls me as I’m sitting in the makeup chair and they say, ‘You need to leave right now, they just said you are fat and you need to come get your measurements taken’," Teigen had told DuJour magazine in a 2014 interview.