Chrissy Teigen Biography

Chrissy Teigen is a famous American model, Television personality, social media star, and food blogger. Let’s take a look at her family life, career, age, achievements and some fun facts.

Chrissy Teigen
Quick Facts

Birthday: November 30, 1985

Nationality: American

Famous: Models Reality TV Personalities

Age: 33 Years, 33 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Born in: Delta, Utah, United States

Famous as: Model

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females


Spouse/Ex-: John Legend

father: Ron Teigen Sr.

mother: Vilailuck Teigen

U.S. State: Utah

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Chrissy Teigen is an American model, television personality, social media sensation, food blogger, and a well-known name in the world of entertainment today. She started off her modelling career by sheer chance and things fell in place one after the other to weave her destiny the way it is today. She got her big break when she was featured in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Earning the name "Rookie of the Year", she continued appearing in the annual issue for next four years, including featuring in its cover in 2014. She also featured on cover of ‘Cosmopolitan’ and also ‘Ocean Drive’ and appeared in noted magazines like ‘Glamour’, ‘Esquire’ and ‘Vogue’. This sought-after model has campaigned for several big brands such as ‘Nike’, Gillette’ and ‘Olay’ and also thrived in creating a position for herself in television. Her notable small-screen works include co-hosting ‘Lip Sync Battle’ and featuring as food stylist in ‘FABLife’. Her passion for food saw her creating her own blog where she pens down her knowledge on the subject. Her cookbook ‘Cravings’ emerged as a New York Times bestseller. This multi-faceted personality is also quite a rage in social media particularly in Instagram and Twitter.

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Chrissy Teigen
  • Chrissy Teigen’s professional journey in the world of glamour and entertainment started in her teens after she was spotted by a photographer in a surf shop where she was working at that time.
  • In 2004, Teigen became an IGN Babe and moving on she remained part of the American game show ‘Deal or No Deal’ as a substitute model during its second season in 2006-07. She graced the calendar cover of international men's magazine ‘Maxim’ in July 2007.
  • While modelling, she embarked into the world of television with channels like MTV, FUSE/MSG and ‘E!’ and worked as a contributor and recurring host. She featured in the American late-night talk show ‘Watch What Happens Live’ and in American reality TV series ‘America's Next Top Model’.
  • The November 2011 released racing video game ‘Need For Speed: The Run’ saw her playing a role. She was tagged "Our New Girlfriend” by Spike TV in 2012.
  • She hosted eight episodes of the American reality TV series ‘Model Employee’ during spring 2013 and played a relationship counsellor in the American sketch comedy TV series ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ in April 2014. She remained a contributor to entertainment news magazine ‘Extra’ with Mario Lopez and also in the celebrity news website ‘TMZ’.
  • She made guest appearance in the American romantic comedy TV series ‘The Mindy Project’ in January 2015 and from April that year started co-hosting American musical reality competition TV series ‘Lip Sync Battle’ along with LL Cool J.
  • Meanwhile, she continued to thrive as a model and got introduced to the famous ‘Sports Illustrated’ by American fashion model and actress, Brooklyn Decker, that saw her getting her big break in 2010 featuring in the magazine’s annual publication ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’. She not only featured in the issue but was also named as "Rookie of the Year". The next four years saw her as an integral part of the issue which included featuring in its 50th anniversary cover in the 2014 issue along with Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal.
  • She also made it to the cover of ‘Cosmopolitan’ and ‘Ocean Drive’ while featured in the editorials of other magazines like ‘Glamour’, Italian ‘Vogue’, ‘Galore’ and ‘Esquire’.
  • Represented by the international model management firm ‘IMG Models’, Teigen has over the years campaigned for several renowned companies and brands including ‘Nike’, ‘XOXO’, ‘Gillette’, ‘Rock and Republic’, ‘Olay’, ‘UGG Australia’ and ‘Fashion Targets Breast Cancer’. She remained a fashion week correspondent of ‘Beach Bunny Swimwear’, a brand she also campaigned for.
  • A passionate cook, Teigen loves to share her knowledge on the subject in her blog She judged ‘Snack-Off’, a cooking show on ‘MTV2’. In February 2013, she and her fiancé, John Legend, featured in ‘Chrissy Teigen's Hungry’ an additional ‘Cooking Channel’ special where they delved on a tasting spree to select their wedding menu.
  • She has recently featured in another special of the channel called ‘Cookies and Cocktails’.
  • Her cookbook ‘Cravings’, which released on February 23, 2016, became a New York Times bestseller.
  • She is also associated with the lifestyle panel talk show ‘FABLife’ as food stylist.
  • Teigen has also succeeded in creating her own space in social media where she presently boasts of having a whooping count of over 12 million followers in her ‘Instagram’ account ‘chrissyteigen’ and over 5 million followers in her ‘Twitter’ account ‘chrissyteigen’.
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Behind The Curtains
  • Chrissy Teigen was born on November 30, 1985, in Delta, Utah, US in to Ron Teigen Sr. and Vilailuck Teigen. Her family relocated at different places during her childhood including in Hawaii, Idaho, and Snohomish, finally settling down in Huntington Beach, California.
  • She met singer, John Legend, in 2007 on the set of the latter’s music video ‘Stereo’ following which the two dated for four years before Legend proposed her in December 2011. He dedicated the song ‘All of Me’ to her, the 2013 music video which featured her. The two got married in Como, Italy on September 14, 2013 and welcomed their daughter, Luna Simone Stephens, on April 14, 2016 who was conceived through in vitro fertilization.

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