Christine Teigen (born November 30, 1985; Delta, Utah),
also known as Chrissy Teigen, is an American model of Thai-Norwegian
She made her debut in the annual Sports Illustrated
Swimsuit Issue in 2010.
Teigen 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, Rock and Republic, Billabong,
Ed Hardy, Beach Bunny Swimwear (for whom she was also a fashion week
correspondent). Christine enjoys a burgeoning TV career; she recently filmed
a special airing on the Cooking Channel entitled “Cookies and Cocktails”.
She has also taken part in various Jimmy Kimmel sketches for Sports
Illustrated and has been a reoccurring guest host for EXTRA with Mario Lopez
and E! Entertainment.
Teigen appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2010, and was named
'Rookie of the Year'. Her friend and fellow model Brooklyn Decker introduced
her to the people at Sports Illustrated to cast her. She was also a part of
the 2011 and 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. In addition to Sports
Illustrated, Christine 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.
She is represented worldwide by IMG Models in New York.
Personal lifeTeigen is the fiancee of singer-songwriter John Legend.
While Teigen has been featured in many swimsuit photo-shoots, Fox and
Friends reported that she is terrified of swimming.