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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Model Chrissy Teigen attends Club SI Swimsuit at LIV Nightclub hosted by Sports Illustrated at Fontainebleau Miami on February 19, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.
(Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated) MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Model Chrissy Teigen attends Club SI Swimsuit at LIV Nightclub hosted by Sports Illustrated at Fontainebleau Miami on February 19, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Chrissy Teigen is an American model who has been featured in Sports Illustrated and is married to Grammy Award winning singer John Legend.

  1. Christine Diane "Chrissy" Teigen was born on November 30, 1985.

  2. She is the daughter of a Thai mother and a Norwegian father which clearly describes her gorgeous and exotic looks.

  3. Teigen was born in Delta, Utah.

  4. 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 surfshop.

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 17: Model Christine Teigen walks the runway during the True Religion Swimwear 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at the Raleigh on July 17, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida.
    (Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG) MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 17: Model Christine Teigen walks the runway during the True Religion Swimwear 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at the Raleigh on July 17, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida.
  5. She had one of her first modeling roles as an alternate model on Deal or No Deal.

  6. She is represented worldwide by IMG Models in New York.

  7. Her modeling work is extensive! Her campaigns includeGillette 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.

  8. She was once engaged in a Twitter feud with former Teen Mom, Farrah Abraham.

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Model Chrissy Teigen attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit South Beach Soiree at The Gale Hotel on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida.
    (Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated) MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Model Chrissy Teigen attends Sports Illustrated Swimsuit South Beach Soiree at The Gale Hotel on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida.
  9. She has also appeared in editorial spreads in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Italian Vogue.

  10. She was featured in the 2007 Maxim Calendar, and has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue since 2010.

  11. In addition to her modeling work, she has also served as a guest host on E!, MTV, Fuse, and Extra.

  12. Teigen appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010, and was named "Rookie of the Year".

  13. She was also a part of the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues.

  14. She appears alongside Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal on the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

  15. Chrissy and John Legend first met on the set of his music video. In 2006, Teigen, who was a catalog model at the time, was cast as Legend's love interest in the video for his single, "Stereo." She recalled meeting him for the first time in his dressing room: "I walked into John's dressing room to meet him, and he was ironing in his underwear. I said, 'You do your own ironing!?' He said, 'Of course I do.' I gave him a hug."

  16. After the 14-hour shoot, the pair went back to his hotel room for some burgers. "I'm not going to lie. We hooked up," she told Cosmopolitan. However, the couple only officially started dating in 2007. "I left him be himself for a while. The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on, then have them think, There's so much more out there. I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I ask, 'What are we?' Marriage was never my goal, because I've never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him."

  17. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend got married in Lake Como in 2013, where they had visited when they first started dating.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Model Christine Teigen (L) and singer John Legend attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo : Jason Merritt/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Model Christine Teigen (L) and singer John Legend attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
  18. As far as celebrity guests goes, Kayne West and Stevie Wonder were in attendance. In addition to Legend singing "All of You" at the reception, Wonder performed "Ribbons in the Sky."

  19.  Her husband, John Legend, wrote 'All of Me' about her. How romantic! "The first line of it is 'What would I do without your smart mouth,' so if that's not about me I don't know what is," Teigen, who stars in the music video for the song, said on HuffPost Live.
  20.  Teigen and Legend are members of the Mile High Club. They got frisky in not one, but two plane trips overseas. "We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class. We were under a blanket. We weren't even in one of those pod things. I feel like we should get a trophy for that."
  21. She loves to cook! Teigen keeps a food blog, sodelushious.com, where she logs their recipes and food adventures. "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," she said. "I just kind of needed somewhere to just talk. I feel like my blog is a place where it is so positive and it feels like a real community. I will rant about 'What am I doing with my life? I don't know what to do' and then I'll turn that into hamburgers. "

  22. 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.

     Just found out I love salmon

    A photo posted by @chrissyteigen on Feb 3, 2015 at 6:07pm PST

  23.  Teigen appears as a judge on the new MTV2 cooking show "Snack-Off."
  24.  Teigen has no time for haters and doesn't think twice about negative comments. "I think you just harden up a little bit - I used to be pretty affected by the negativity but you just get used to it. The crappy part is not getting to say everything I want to say anymore," she shared.
  25.  Her work out plan is to simply work out a lot before a photoshoot. "I work out very hard for a very brief period of time before a shoot," she revealed. "Maybe a week before, and then never again until the next one. (I don't condone this, just being honest here haha)."
  26.  Teigen and John Legend always looks flawless while out in public, but the model still has her bad habits. "I never put the cap on the toothpaste, but he still doesn't argue. He looks at me while he slowly puts it on," Teigen confessed about what irks her singer spouse.
  27. She isn't a Joe Francis fan. Teigen had one run-in with the infamous Girls Gone Wild creator and was put off by his arrogance for good. "He told me he had a yacht at a party, and a plane, without prompting. Just said, 'I have a yacht and a plane.'"

  28.  In April 2014, Teigen appeared on an Inside Amy Schumer sketch playing a fictionalized version of herself as a relationship counselor.
    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
    (Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
  29.  Teigen is really great friends with both actress-model Brooklyn Decker and sports journalist Erin Andrews. Decker even served as the maid of honor at Teigen's wedding.
  30.  Her favorite word is a curse word. When Marie Claire asked her for her favorite word, she replied: "The F-bomb. I'm sorry. That's my most favorite word for sure."
  31.  Her most embarrassing moment happened while on a flight. "I proudly yelled at a mom on the plane, telling her to shut her son's video game sound off. It was my phone alarm going off in my purse, for hours. I had to apologize to the entire cabin and bought them drinks."
  32.  She is a huge animal lover! "I would pose with literally ANY animal. I always beg for the animals on our shoots but never get them!" she said. "I am insanely allergic to cats and I still kiss and rub them all over my face (even though they are the devil's children)."
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Model Chrissy Teigen attends 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Model Chrissy Teigen attends 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
  33.  In January 2015, Teigen appeared as a guest star on "The Mindy Project" as the current girlfriend of the man Mindy lost her virginity to.
  34.  Despite being a model and getting paid to look her best, she is not a fan of Photoshop. "Sports Illustrated does extremely minimal retouching. Other publications however....phew. They do a lot," she divulged. "I've watched myself be photoshopped before. It. Is. The. Worst."
  35.  She loves fast food, especially Taco Bell. Her favorite is "Cool ranch DLT!" which stands for Cool Ranch Doritos Loco Taco.
  36.  She is as funny as can be and her Twitter account proves that! She isn't afraid to speak her mind or share her personal woes. Here are a few examples:

  37. She is 5' 9" (1.74 m) tall.

  38. Her net worth is $2 million.

  39. Her favorite color is purple.

  40. Chrissy was the source of an online meme. When her husband John Legend took the stage to accept his Golden Globe award in 2015 for Best Original Song, the Golden Globes cameras cut to a tearful Teigen, and the Internet wasted no time making her awkward moment go viral.

    Chrissy Teigen's crying face became a popular meme.
    (Photo : Chrissy Teigen) Chrissy Teigen's crying face became a popular meme.
  41. Teigen recently filmed a Cooking Channel special titled Cookies and Cocktails.

  42. Her measurements are 34-25-35 (86-64-89 cm).

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