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Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen
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Teigen in 2012
Christine Diane Teigen[1]

(1985-11-30) November 30, 1985 (age 33)
OccupationModel, television personality, author
Years active2006-present
John Legend (m. 2013)
Modeling information
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Hair colorBrown[2]
Eye colorBrown[2]

Christine Diane Teigen[4] (born November 30, 1985)[5] is an American model, television personality and author who made her debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010 and, alongside Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge, appeared on the 50th anniversary cover in 2014. Since 2015, she co-hosts Lip Sync Battle with LL Cool J on Paramount Network.

Early life

Teigen was born in Delta, Utah.[5] Her mother is Thai and her father is of Norwegian descent.[6] Her surname is pronounced by the family, although she later came to prefer the "wrong" pronunciation of .[4] 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] Teigen attended Snohomish High School in Washington state where she was a cheerleader.[9] She was discovered by a photographer while working in a surf shop.[7][10]


Teigen in Sydney, Australia on April 2012

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 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, later Paramount Network's Lip Sync Battle alongside LL Cool J.[22] Teigen co-hosted the Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris.[23] From September 2015 until June 2016, she was 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]

In 2018, to coincide with the release of her second cookbook, Teigen released a line of cookware, Cravings by Chrissy Teigen, available through Target.[26]

In February 2019, Teigen was announced as a judge for NBC's upcoming comedy competition series Bring the Funny.[27]

Teigen is in development on the show Chrissy's Court, a Judge-Judy-style courtroom reality series, set to launch in April 2020 on Quibi. Teigen will star in and serve as executive producer for the series.

As author

On February 23, 2016, Teigen published Cravings: Recipes for All of the Food You Want to Eat, edited by Francis Lam, which was a New York Times bestseller[28] and the second-best selling cookbook of the year, according to Publishers Weekly.[29] On September 18, 2018, Teigen released her second book, titled Cravings: Hungry For More, also known as Cravings 2.[30]

Political views

Teigen identifies as a liberal and 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. [31][32] Her Twitter posts include some of her most famous critiques of Trump.[33]

Additionally, Teigen has rallied behind two political causes in the past, abortion rights and undocumented immigrants' rights.[34][35] In 2018, she made headlines for making a series of donations of $72,000 to the ACLU for the 72nd birthday of U.S. President Donald Trump.[36] Additionally, she has publicly supported Planned Parenthood and made donations to the organization after the Planned Parenthood Shooting in Colorado Springs in 2016.[37][38]

Personal life

Teigen married the singer John Legend on September 14, 2013, in Como, Italy.[39] Legend proposed to Teigen in December 2011, after four years of dating;[40][41] they first met on the set of his 2006 music video for "Stereo." The song "All of Me" was dedicated to her.[39][42][43] They have two children, a daughter, Luna, born April 14, 2016[44][45] and a son, Miles,[46] born May 16, 2018.[47][48][49] Both children were conceived via in vitro fertilization.[50] She has spoken openly about her battle with postpartum depression.[51]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Cookies & Cocktails Herself Cooking Channel program
2012-2015 America's Next Top Model Herself / Challenge Judge 2 episodes
2013 Model Employee Herself / Host 8 episodes
2013-2014 The View Herself / Guest co-host 2 episodes
2014 Inside Amy Schumer Herself Episode: "Boner Doctor"
2014 Snack Off Herself / Judge 18 episodes
2014 Ridiculousness Herself 1 episode
2014 The Getaway 1 episode
2015-2016 FabLife Herself / Co-host 179 episodes
2015-present Lip Sync Battle 84 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. $"
2017 Keeping Up With the Kardashians Season 14, Episode 4
2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Crystal Voice
2018 A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy Herself Christmas special
2019 The Voice Episode: "The Blind Auditions Premiere, Night 1"
2019 Celebrity Family Feud Episode: "Chrissy Teigen & John Legend vs. Vanderpump Rules"
2019 Bring the Funny Judge
2019 Between Two Ferns: The Movie
2019 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner [52]
2020 Chrissy's Court Also executive producer

Music videos

Year Title Artist Notes
2007 "Stereo" John Legend
2013 "All Of Me"
2016 "Love Me Now" [53]
"M.I.L.F.$" Fergie [54]
2019 "Preach" John Legend [55]

Video games

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


  1. ^ Christine Teigen [@chrissyteigen] (November 15, 2012). "my middle name is diane. after steak diane" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  4. ^ a b While Teigen's surname is pronounced by her family, she publicly prefers the pronunciation . The former, "real" pronunciation was revealed in an Australian radio interview in September 2018 and confirmed by Teigen on Twitter. Shortly thereafter, in an E! interview, she clarified that she preferred the more common pronunciation, adding, "Sorry, Dad." Citations:
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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 2014.
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  13. ^ "Sports Illustrated Swimsuits Revealed". YouTube. February 9, 2010. Retrieved 2013.
  14. ^ Ward, Michelle. "Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen & Nina Agdal Grace Sports Illustrated's 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue!". People. Retrieved 2019.
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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 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 2015.
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  29. ^ "The Bestselling Cookbooks of 2016". Publishers Weekly. January 18, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  30. ^ "Chrissy Teigen's New Cookbook Is Out! See Which Recipes Our Editors Loved". People Magazine.
  31. ^ Chrissy Teigen is very pleased with her impression of President Trump Tanya Edwards, Yahoo News, June 30, 2018
  32. ^ 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
  33. ^ [1]Twitter 8 Sep 2019
  34. ^ John Legend: Chrissy Teigen's bold approach to politics has 'rubbed off on me a little bit' John Harwood, NBC News, October 10, 2018
  35. ^ Chrissy Teigen Leads Celebrity Push for Planned Parenthood John Harwood, NBC News, October 10, 2018
  36. ^ Chrissy Teigen makes Trump's birthday great by donating to ACLU in installments of $72K Jayme Deerwester, USA Today, June 14, 2018
  37. ^ Chrissy Teigen Tweets Reaction To Planned Parenthood Shooting In Colorado Springs Leigh Blickley, Huffington Post, November 27, 2016
  38. ^ Chrissy Teigen Tweets Support for Planned Parenthood After Colorado Clinic Shooting, Gets into Heated Arguments Corinne Heller, E News, November 28, 2015
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  43. ^ All of Me (John Legend song)
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  51. ^ Nast, Condé. "Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Her Postpartum Depression". Glamour. Retrieved 2019.
  52. ^ Pedersen, Erik (October 9, 2019). "'Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner' Trailer: Chrissy Teigen, Kate McKinnon Among Guests On David Chang's Netflix Show". Deadline.
  53. ^ "John Legend's Tender Message Behind "Love Me Now" Will Make You Emotional". Retrieved 2019.
  54. ^ Abrams, Sean. "Here's All The Sexy Cameos in Fergie's 'MILF $' Video". Maxim. Retrieved 2019.
  55. ^ Kreps, Daniel; Kreps, Daniel (February 15, 2019). "See John Legend's Harrowing Video for New Song 'Preach'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019.

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