Who is Chrissy Teigen?
Chrissy Teigen is an American model and television personality whose career started as a briefcase model on the Deal or No Deal show.
Delta, Utah, United States of America
Her early life and career beginnings
Chrissy was born to her mother Vilailuck from Thailand and her father Ron, an American of Norwegian descent.
Her family relocated from Utah to Snohomish, Washington, to run a tavern right after she was born. Her father later relocated them to Huntington Beach, California, after her mother returned to Thailand.
Chrissy wanted to be a teacher, but while working at a surf shop, she was discovered at 18 by a photographer and landed a modeling campaign with clothing company Billabong.
She lived in Miami, Florida, for four years during her early modeling career.
Her professional career life
Chrissy’s modeling career kicked off as a briefcase model on the Deal or No Deal show. Her friend Brooklyn Decker introduced her to the people at Sports Illustrated, and they cast her in their 2010 swimsuit issue. She was, after that, named Rookie of the Year.
In 2011, she worked with DiNeila Brazil to design and debut a capsule collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami. She later filmed a Cooking Channel, Cookies, and Cocktails and featured in Need For Speed: The Run, an Electronic Arts video game, all in 2011.
Chrissy was a good stylist and presenter on Tyra Banks’ syndicated daytime talk show FABLife from September 2015 until June 2016.
Although a few modeling agencies rejected her despite her good looks, Chrissy was unstoppable and continued to pursue her modeling career. She hosted the competition series Model Employee on VH1, hosted Lip Sync Battle alongside LL Cool J, and co-hosted the 2015 Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris.
Chrissy’s career transcended with appearing in John Legend’s music videos, in notable covers, and becoming a judge for the comedy competition series Bring the Funny and starring in several projects.
In 2017, Chrissy partnered with Revolve’s fashion company to release a clothing line. She also released her cookware line through Target in 2018.
Her book Cravings: Recipes for All of the Food You Want to Eat became a New York Times bestseller.
Chrissy currently lives her dreams in the culinary space, cooking and authoring cookery books. She featured on a Cooking Channel special called Chrissy Teigen’s Hungry and owns a YouTube channel where she shares cooking inspirations, restaurant recommendations, and menus. She doesn’t fail to showcase her husband, John Legend’s culinary skills on her YouTube page.
Chrissy’s personal life
Chrissy met her husband, John Legend, when she starred in the hit song Stereo as his love interest. They were engaged after four years of dating and tied the knot in September 2013. They live in Beverly Hills, California, with their two children.
Some individuals called her out for cyberbullying, which she admitted to, and has resolved to do better.
Chrissy’s philanthropy is evident in her various donations to non-profit organizations. She donated to Planned Parenthood in 2015 and 2017, March for Our Lives in 2018, and several others.
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