Chrissy Teigen

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Chrissy Teigen
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Teigen in 2012
Born Christine Diane Teigen[1]
(1985-11-30) November 30, 1985 (age 32)
Delta, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Model
Years active 2006–present
John Legend (m. 2013)
Children 2
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Hair color Brown[2]
Eye color Brown[2]

Christine Diane Teigen (/ˈtɡən/;[4] born November 30, 1985)[5] is an American model and author. She made her debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010 and, alongside Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge, appeared on the cover in 2014. She formerly was a part of the lifestyle panel talk show FABLife and currently co-hosts Lip Sync Battle with LL Cool J on Paramount Network.

Early life[edit]

Teigen was born in Delta, Utah.[5] Her father is of Norwegian descent, and her mother is Thai.[6] Teigen's father worked as an electrician, and the family moved often. After living in Hawaii, Idaho, and Washington, the family eventually settled in Huntington Beach, California when Teigen was a teenager.[7][8][9] She was discovered by a photographer while working in a surf shop.[7][10]


Chrissy Teigen in Sydney

She is represented worldwide by IMG Models in New York.[2] She became an IGN Babe in 2004 and a substitute model on Deal or No Deal for 2006–2007. In July 2007, she appeared on the cover of Maxim's calendar. Her campaigns include Gillette Venus, Olay, Nike, Skullcandy headphones, Gap Factory, XOXO, UGG Australia, Rock and Republic, Billabong, Beach Bunny Swimwear (for whom she was also a fashion week correspondent), and Nine West Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. She has also served as a recurring guest host and contributor on E!, TMZ, MTV, FUSE/MSG, and Extra with Mario Lopez, and has appeared on America's Next Top Model and Watch What Happens Live. In spring 2013, she was host of the reality competition show, Model Employee on VH1.[11] Teigen appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2010, and was named "Rookie of the Year".[12] Her friend and fellow model Brooklyn Decker had introduced her to the people at Sports Illustrated to cast her.[13] She was also a part of the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. In 2014, she appeared on the 50th anniversary cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge.[14][15]

In addition to Sports Illustrated, Teigen has appeared on the cover of Ocean Drive magazine, Cosmopolitan, and in editorials for Italian Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, Galore and Cosmopolitan.[16] Other side projects include designing a capsule collection with swimwear designer DiNeila Brazil (which debuted at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami in the summer of 2011) and appearing as a featured character in the 2011 EA Sports video game Need For Speed: The Run.[17] When not working in the world of fashion modeling, Teigen is a cook and writer. She enjoys expanding her knowledge of food while traveling the world. She was also featured on an additional Cooking Channel special in February 2013, titled Chrissy Teigen's Hungry, detailing her wedding menu tasting with then-fiancé John Legend.[18] Teigen recently filmed a Cooking Channel special titled Cookies and Cocktails.[19]

In 2012, Teigen was named Spike TV's "Our New Girlfriend." In 2013, Teigen appeared in her husband John Legend's music video for the song "All Of Me", which was inspired by their relationship.[20] In April 2014, Teigen appeared on an Inside Amy Schumer sketch playing a fictionalized version of herself as a relationship counselor.[21] Teigen appears as a judge on the new MTV2 cooking show Snack-Off. In January 2015, Teigen appeared as a guest star on The Mindy Project as the girlfriend of the man to whom Mindy lost her virginity. In April 2015, Teigen became a co-host on Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle alongside LL Cool J.[22] Teigen co-hosted the Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris.[23] She is the food stylist on Tyra Banks's lifestyle talk show FABLife. [24]

On October 11, 2017, Teigen released a clothing line, in collaboration with Revolve.[25]

As author[edit]

On February 23, 2016, Teigen published Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat, which was a New York Times bestseller[26] and the second-best selling cookbook of the year, according to Publishers Weekly [27]. In April 2018, Teigen announced that she had completed work on a follow-up book, tentatively titled Cravings 2. [28]

Political views[edit]

Teigen is a critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, and has garnered media attention for her impersonation of him at a Families Belong Together march.[29][30]

Personal life[edit]

Teigen married singer John Legend on September 14, 2013, in Como, Italy.[31] Legend proposed to Teigen in December 2011, after four years of dating;[32][33] they first met on the set of his 2007 music video for "Stereo". The song "All of Me" was dedicated to her.[31][34][35] They have two children, daughter Luna Simone Stephens (born on April 14, 2016)[36][37][38] and son Miles Theodore Stephens (born on May 16, 2018).[39][40][41] Both children were conceived via in vitro fertilization.


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2007–2008 Deal or No Deal Herself - Briefcase Model #12 8 episodes
2011 Cookies & Cocktails Herself Cooking Channel program
2012–2015 America's Next Top Model Herself / Supermodel / Challenge Judge 2 episodes
2013 Model Employee Herself / Host 8 episodes
2013–2014 The View Herself / Guest Co-Hostess 2 episodes
2014 Inside Amy Schumer Herself Episode: "Boner Doctor"
2014 Snack Off Herself / Judge 18 episodes
2015–2016 FabLife Herself / Co-Host 179 episodes
2015–2018 Lip Sync Battle 81 episodes
2015 The Mindy Project Grace Episode: "San Francisco Bae"
2016 The Toycracker: A Mini-Musical Spectacular Nutcracker Television film
2017 Double Dutchess: Seeing Double Herself Segment "M.I.L.F. $"
2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Crystal Voice

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2007 "Stereo" John Legend
2013 "All of Me"
2016 "Love Me Now"
2016 "M.I.L.F.$" Fergie

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Need for Speed: The Run Nikki Blake Voice


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  11. ^ Emily Exton (June 11, 2013). "Chrissy Teigen Recaps Model Employee Episode Five: Cold Drinks And Melted Spray Tans". VH1. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
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  19. ^ "Chefs & Hosts: Chrissy Teigen". Cooking Channel. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
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  21. ^ Rebecca Shore (July 23, 2014). "In which Amy Schumer has the reaction any sane person might have if Chrissy Teigen turned out to be their marriage counselor". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Lip Sync Battle Preview: Anna Kendrick Enlists Jennifer Lopez's Help, John Krasinski Wears a Fringe Dress and More!". E!. 
  23. ^ "FABLife STYLISTS". FABLife. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Chrissy Teigen says new talk show 'FABLife' will emphasize the fun of food (gallery, video)". 
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  27. ^ "The Bestselling Cookbooks of 2016". Publishers Weekly. Jan 18, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2018. 
  28. ^ "What to Expect From Chrissy Teigen's Second Cookbook". Food & Wine. 
  29. ^ Chrissy Teigen is very pleased with her impression of President Trump Tanya Edwards, Yahoo News, June 30, 2018
  30. ^ Chrissy Teigen Takes Baby Miles on Stage, Delivers Powerful Speech at Families Belong Together: Her Donald Trump impersonation is TOO MUCH. Laura Beck, Cosmopolitan, June 30, 2018
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  34. ^ King, Gayle. "John Legend talks wife, Chrissy Teigen as inspiration, friend Kanye West and the state of R&B". CBS News. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  35. ^ All of Me (John Legend song)
  36. ^ Seemayer, Zach (February 15, 2016). "Exclusive: Pregnant Chrissie Teigen and John Legend Joke That Their Baby Girl 'Might Be a Nightmare'". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
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  38. ^ Legend, John (April 17, 2016). "Our new love is here! Luna Simone Stephens, born on Thursday, the 14th". Verified Twitter account. Archived from the original on April 17, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
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  41. ^ Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s baby born People

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