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Chrissy Teigen                  

Model & Television Personality

Chrissy Teigen 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.

Teigen was born in Delta, Utah. Her father is Norwegian (as such, the family's name is pronounced "Ty-G'n"), and her mother is a native of Thailand. 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. She was discovered by a photographer while working in a surf shop.

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, 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 will be seen as host of the reality competition show, “Model Employee” on VH1.

Teigen appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010, and was named "Rookie of the Year." Her friend and fellow model Brooklyn Decker had introduced her to the people at Sports Illustrated to cast her. She was also a part of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 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.

In addition to Sports Illustrated, Teigen has appeared on the cover of Ocean Drive magazine and in editorials for Italian Vogue, Esquire, Glamour and Cosmopolitan.

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."

When not working in the world of high-fashion modeling, Teigen is a cook and writer. She is the author of the blog, www.sodelushious.com 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. Teigen recently filmed a Cooking Channel special titled "Cookies and Cocktails."

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.

After seven years of dating, Teigen became engaged to musician John Legend in December 2011. They married on September 14, 2013 in Como, Italy.

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Chrissy Teigen's cookbook Cravings: Recipes for All the Foods You Want to Eat hits shelves tomorrow, but the shelf she's most concerned about is her own: "I want it to hold up against those other books that I have on my shelf, the ones I'm proud of having," she says. Known for being gorgeous, funny, and married to musician John Legend, "Chrissy is essentially a swimsuit model who understands the internet," says Racked style editor Nicola Fumo of the American model. "She got her start in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue but became 'known' for being sassy on Twitter."

How to eat like Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen, beloved supermodel and all-around awesome-seeming human, recently came out with a cookbook, Cravings. But not all of her favorite foods are made in her kitchen. Last night she took to Twitter to reveal her top list, and she proved once again that she is totally relatable.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Recall Ultimate Kitchen Disaster

She may make cooking look easy, but Chrissy Teigen says she is no stranger to kitchen disasters. The cookbook author recalled a time when she was hosting a ...

Chrissy Teigen Opens Up for the First Time About Her Postpartum Depression

When Glamour first told me I was going to be on the cover, I was freaking thrilled. Seriously. As a longtime reader, I couldn’t believe it. I’d always assumed that wearing swimsuits (or half a swimsuit) or having the occasional nip slip (or bit slip) wouldn’t make me the go-to choice for a women’s magazine I not only love but respect...

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