Chrissy Teigen, born on November 30, 1985, rose to fame in the world of Hollywood when she first appeared as a model for the magazine “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit issue. Since then, she’s gone on to appear in multiple music videos, sitcoms, and reality T.V. shows, most notably “Lip Sync Battle.” She’s also a talented cook and released two recipe books in the late 2010s. She’s also a political activist who donated her time and money to multiple worthy causes. Help celebrate this remarkable woman’s birthday here with us!
Chrissy Teigen, born on November 30, 1985, in Delta, Utah, is not just a pretty face. She is an accomplished T.V. personality, actress, food stylist, author, and businesswoman! Her mother, Vilailuck, is of Thai descent, and her father, Ron, is of American and Norwegian descent. Her family moved to Snohomish, Washington, after she was born. When Teigen was 15, her mother returned to Thailand, and she and her father moved to Huntington Beach in California. She signed her first modeling contract with the swimsuit company Billabong in her late teens. During this time, she lived in Miami, Florida, for half of the year for four years.
Teigen appeared as a briefcase model on the first season of “Deal Or No Deal” in 2005. In 2010, she got her big break modeling for the magazine “Swimsuit Illustrated.” The following year, she featured in the video game “Need For Speed: The Run.” In 2013, she was featured in a special called “Chrissy Teigen’s Hungry” on the Cooking Channel. That same year, she appeared in her then-fiance John Legend’s music video for his song ‘All Of Me.’ The following year, she again graced the “Swimsuit Illustrated” pages in its 50th-anniversary edition. In 2015, she starred in an episode of comedienne and actress Mindy Kaling’s sitcom, “The Mindy Project,” and began co-hosting M.T.V.’s musical competition series, “Lip Sync Battle.”
She worked as a food stylist on model Tyra Banks’s daytime talk show, “FABLife,” between 2015 and 2016. In early 2016, she published her first book, a best-selling cookbook entitled “Cravings: Recipes for All of the Food You Want to Eat.” Teigen released her second recipe book, “Cravings: Hungry for More,” in 2018. She then released a line of cookware in collaboration with the department store “Target” that same year. She was one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2019. In 2020, she launched her cooking website called “Cravings by Chrissy Teigen.” The following year, she began to produce and star in her comedy show, “Chrissy’s Court.” Teigen got engaged to John Legend in December 2011 and married him in September 2013. They have two children together.
The model appears as a briefcase model on the Howard Stern show, "Deal Or No Deal."
Teigen earns her big modeling break by appearing in the magazine "Sports Illustrated."
The model appears in the music video for John Legend's song ‘All Of Me.’
Teigen graces the magazine's pages alongside fellow model Lily Aldrige in its 50th edition.
The star begins appearing on M.T.V.'s hit comedy music competition featuring celebrities lip-syncing to famous songs.
She releases her first cookbook, "Cravings: Recipes for All of the Food You Want to Eat."
Teigen is listed as one of the world's 100 most influential people by "Time" magazine.
Why We Love Chrissy Teigen
She's a philanthropist
Thousands of dollars have been contributed by Teigen to several political initiatives. She's also spoken at events for the protection of human rights.
She learns from her mistakes
Teigen once sent inappropriate tweets to television personality Courtney Stodden and her actor husband, Doug Hutchison. She admitted she was insecure and attention-seeking when she sent the messages and has since apologized twice.
She's open about her motherhood
Teigen has two children with her husband John Legend, daughter Luna Simone and son Miles Theodore, and she isn't shy about being honest about the realities of motherhood and supporting other parents. She has said, "It's important for us to come together and understand that there's no perfect way to do something. There are a million different ways to raise a child, and that's fine."
5 Surprising Facts
She met Billabong representatives while working
The model landed her first gig with the swimsuit company, Billabong when she met representatives while working at a surf shop.
Donald Trump blocked her on Twitter
Trump blocked Teigen after she teased him on the social media app Twitter.
She's an animal lover
She has a bulldog named Pippa.
She met her husband on the set
The couple met on the set of the music video for Legend's song ‘Stereo.’
She hates water
Despite being a swimsuit model, Teigen has said she hates swimming but will teach her children how to swim.
Chrissy Teigen FAQs
Does Chrissy Teigen have siblings?
She has three half-siblings on her father’s side and one half-sibling on her mother’s side.
Does Chrissy Teigen drink?
Yes, the model does consume alcohol in moderation.
Does Chrissy Teigen have a tattoo?
No, Teigen does not have any tattoos.
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