Chrissy Teigen

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Chrissy Teigen
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Teigen at the 2012 premiere of What to Expect When You're Expecting
Born Christine Diane Teigen
(1985-11-30) November 30, 1985 (age 30)
Delta, Utah, U.S.
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) John Legend (m. 2013)
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)[1]
Hair color Brown[1]
Eye color Brown[1]

Christine Diane "Chrissy" Teigen (/ˈtɡən/; born November 30, 1985)[2] is an American model. 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 co-hosts Lip Sync Battle with LL Cool J on Spike TV and joined the lifestyle panel talk show FABLife.

Early life[edit]

Teigen was born in Delta, Utah.[2] Her father is of Norwegian descent, and her mother is Thai.[3] Teigen's father worked as an electrician, and the family moved often. After living in Hawaii, Idaho, and Seattle, Washington, the family settled in Huntington Beach, California, when Teigen was a teenager.[4][5] She was discovered by a photographer while working in a surf shop.[4][6]


She is represented worldwide by IMG Models in New York.[1] 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.[7]

Teigen appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2010, and was named "Rookie of the Year".[8] Her friend and fellow model Brooklyn Decker had introduced her to the people at Sports Illustrated to cast her.[9] 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.[10][11]

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.[12]

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.[13]

When not working in the world of high fashion modeling, Teigen is a cook and writer. She is the author of the blog, and 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.[14] Teigen recently filmed a Cooking Channel special titled Cookies and Cocktails.[15]

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.[16]

In April 2014, Teigen appeared on an Inside Amy Schumer sketch playing a fictionalized version of herself as a relationship counselor.[17] 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, Chrissy became a co-host on Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle alongside LL Cool J, which premiered April 2015.[18]

Teigen also co-hosted the Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris.[19] She is the food stylist on Tyra Bank's lifestyle talk show FABLife [20]

Personal life[edit]

Chrissy Teigen first met musician John Legend on the set of his 2007 music video for "Stereo". After four years of dating, Teigen became engaged to him in December 2011.[21][22] They married on September 14, 2013 in Como, Italy.[23] The song "All of Me" was written for her.[23][24][25] On October 12, 2015, Teigen announced she and Legend are expecting their first child.[26]


  1. ^ a b c d IMG Models. Retrieved August 6, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Chrissy Teigen Biography". (Sidebar below image) Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ Green, Treye (September 14, 2013). "Who Is Chrissy Teigen? Meet John Legend's Supermodel Wife". International Business Times. 
  4. ^ a b Arcella, Lisa. "Chrissy Teigen Talks John Legend, Modeling & More". 
  5. ^ Gage, Eleni. "Chrissy Teigen Gives Us Fever". 
  6. ^ Adele Platon (May 10, 2013). "Chrissy Teigen Talks Hosting New VH1 Show 'Model Employee,' Cooking Obsession And John Legend". Vibe. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ Emily Exton (June 11, 2013). "Chrissy Teigen Recaps Model Employee Episode Five: Cold Drinks And Melted Spray Tans". VH1. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Chrissy Teigen Is a Member of the Mile-High Club". Cosmopolitan. April 28, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sports Illustrated Swimsuits Revealed". YouTube. February 9, 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ Ward, Michelle. "Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen & Nina Agdal Grace Sports Illustrated's 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue!". People. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ Lindsay Silberman. "Chrissy Teigen, Counterculture Celebrity". Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ Eleni Gage. "Chrissy Teigen Gives Us Fever". Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ Jada Wong (October 18, 2011). "Casting Call: Chrissy Teigen". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Chrissy Teigen on Romantic Cooking, Eating Whatever You Want and More". Cooking Channel. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Chefs & Hosts: Chrissy Teigen". Cooking Channel. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ Allison Takeda (July 14, 2014). "Chrissy Teigen Says Forever 21 Fired Her for Being "Fat," Was Once Mistaken for a "High-Class Hooker"". Us Weekly. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ "Lip Sync Battle Preview: Anna Kendrick Enlists Jennifer Lopez's Help, John Krasinski Wears a Fringe Dress and More!". E!. 
  19. ^ "FABLife STYLISTS". FABLife. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
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  21. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (December 27, 2011). "John Legend Is Engaged". People. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  22. ^ Galla, Brittany (July 24, 2013). "Chrissy Teigen, John Legend Planning September Wedding in Lake Como, Italy". Us Weekly. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  23. ^ a b Webber, Stephanie (September 14, 2013). "John Legend, Chrissy Teigen Marry in Italy – See Her Wedding Dress!". Us Weekly. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  24. ^ King, Gayle. "John Legend talks wife Chrissy Teigen as inspiration, friend Kanye West and the state of R&B". CBS News. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  25. ^ All of Me (John Legend song)
  26. ^ Chrissy, Teigen. "John and I are so happy to announce...". Chrissy Teigen verified Instagram page. Retrieved October 12, 2015. 

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