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Chrissy Teigen: 'I had to cut back on my drinking because I was tipsy too often'

Chrissy Teigen has drastically cut back on her drinking after realizing she was boozing too much in recent months.

The 31-year-old model and TV personality has stopped drinking wine in the hair and make-up trailers of TV shows and awards events, because it's something she has been doing far too much of.

"I was, point blank, just drinking too much," she tells Cosmopolitan. "I got used to being in hair and make-up and having a glass of wine. Then that glass of wine would carry over into me having one before the awards show. And then a bunch at the awards show.

"Then I felt bad... And that feeling, there’s just nothing like that. You feel horrible. It’s not a good look for me.

"Nobody really brought it up to me. They just assumed that it was OK because I always felt OK the next morning. I knew in my heart it wasn’t right. It makes you very short with people. People think it’s cutesy and fun to go on these boozy brunches, but there’s more to it. I’ve never once been like, 'I’m sure glad I had that boozy brunch!'"

She also started feeling she was letting down her husband, John Legend, but admits it was tough to give up wine at first: "I don’t know how to go to an awards show and not drink," she adds, revealing she quickly noticed health advantages when she stuck to energy drink Red Bull and water.

"(It was) really, really wonderful," she tells the publication. "I would wake up feeling amazing. My skin felt amazing. I was just so happy.

"I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober, but now I get it. I don’t want to be that person... I have to fix myself."