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Chrissy Teigen          

Model, Author & Television Personality

Chrissy Teigen is a model and popular Twitter personality. She has also co-hosted such TV shows as "Lip Sync Battle," "FabLife," "Bring the Funny," and "Chrissy's Court."

Model, TV personality, food blogger and social media star Teigen was born in Delta, Utah, on November 30, 1985, and spent much of her childhood in Seattle, Washington. Teigen’s mother is from Thailand and her American father is of Norwegian ancestry. She was discovered around the age of 18 while working at a surf shop in California.

Teigen had a career breakthrough in 2010 when she was featured as “Rookie of the Year” in Sports Illustrated’s famous swimsuit issue. She landed on the cover again in 2014 alongside models Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge, and also graced the pages of such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Italian Vogue.

Branching out in another direction, she started her own blog, So Delushious, to share her recipes and opinions. Teigen told Marie Claire magazine that "I always loved food and I think I kind of needed an outlet. I didn't want to just talk about modeling all the time and just be in the modeling realm." Teigen also emerged as a force in social media with her candid and humorous posts.

With her striking good looks and outgoing personality, Teigen was a natural for television. She started out as a guest host for the entertainment news show EXTRA in 2010 and moved on to hosting the 2013 VH1 reality series Model Employee. While that show failed to take off, Teigen had better luck as the “color commentator” on Lip Sync Battle, which debuted in 2015. She and host LL Cool J oversee this competition, which features two celebrities doing their best to win over the audience with their pretend singing. That same year, Teigen entered the world of daytime television as one of the hosts of "FabLife." Produced by Tyra Banks, the syndicated talk show also featured Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley, with Teigen serving as the group’s food expert. Hampered by low ratings and Banks' early departure, FabLife lasted just one season. Teigen resurfaced on the small screen in summer 2019 as a judge on the comedy competition series "Bring the Funny," alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Kenan Thompson and host Amanda Seales.

Teigen met singer and musician John Legend in 2006, when she was cast in the video for his song “Stereo,” and they soon became an item. Engaged in 2011, the pair tied the knot in Lake Como, Italy, in September 2013, with Teigen’s friend and fellow model Brooklyn Decker serving as the maid of honor. The couple have two children, a daughter named Luna and a son named Miles.

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