Chrissy Teigen is currently one of the most popular models and television personalities out there right now. However, Teigen is not without her fair share of controversies as of late.
Teigen has been accused of cyberbullying due to the extremely abrasive and cruel message she sent to reality star Courtney Stodden years ago. On top of that, it seems she also made a famous designer suffer as well.
Michael Costello recently claimed on social media that he was blacklisted in the fashion industry by Chrissy Teigen, which ultimately made him feel suicidal. He would also upload a series of direct messages which showed Teigen being hostile towards him.
However, now it seems the aforementioned private messages might not have been real. According to a report by Business Insider, a team representative for Teigen informed Insider that Instagram direct messages from Teigen in 2014 are fake.
After a lot of digging around, it was found that there were a lot of technical inconsistencies in the direct messages, which could suggest they have been manipulated.
“Several visual identifiers in the images appear to come from various iterations of Instagram and Teigen’s profile throughout the years, which is oftentimes a signature of manipulated imagery. “
It was reported that the verified checkmark next to Teigen’s name is missing in the images, which Costello posted. The verification checkmark was introduced in 2014 and Teigen was verified in 2015.
On top of that, Teigen’s profile picture in the images is the same one from 2014. However, Teigen had changed her profile picture in 2016. Therefore, a screenshot taken after that time would’ve shown her updated profile picture. After so many inconsistencies, we certainly wonder if Costello really did fake it all just for attention or not. We will keep you updated on this ongoing story.