Known for her clever, irreverent, yet savvy tweets and instagram photos, 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model and Television Host, Chrissy Teigen was raised near Seattle, Washington. Although originally planning to be a chef, she discovered her passion for modeling at a young age. Chrissy started her career as a swimsuit model and has since moved on to working with major labels all over the world. Chrissy has caught the eye of many photographers, including the iconic Walter Iooss and Raphael Mazzuco. Both photographers shot Chrissy for the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which she has been featured in 5-times. As a Sports Illustrated Model, Chrissy appeared on the 50th Anniversary cover in 2014 along with fellow models Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal, and was named Rookie of the Year in 2010.
In addition to Sports Illustrated, Chrissy has appeared in Italian Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, and on the covers of Ocean Drive and Vegas Magazines. She has also become a staple on best dressed lists for magazines like People and Entertainment Weekly for her elegant yet fashion-forward red carpet choices.
Chrissy has been the face of various brands throughout her career. Most recently, she starred in Nine West Fashion Targets Breast Cancer alongside Carolyn Murphy, shot by Nigel Barker. She has been part of the Skullcandy Headphones Supermodel and Beach Bunny Swimwear campaigns, and has worked with Gillette Venus & Olay, Billabong, Rock and Republic, and Nike.
Chrissy enjoys a burgeoning television career, as well. She regularly serves as a guest host/contributor on ABC’s “The Chew” and “The View”, and has also appeared as a guest host on NBC’s “The Today Show” and CBS’s “The Price Is Right” and a guest contributor on the “Rachael Ray Show”. In addition, she has appeared as a recurring co-host and correspondent on E! Entertainment, specifically, filling in for Giuliana Rancic on E! News, as well as several programs and specials on MTV, FUSE, TMZ and the nationally syndicated program, EXTRA. She has also appeared on the CW’s “Americas Next Top Model” and Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live”. Chrissy recently served as host of the VH1 reality competition show, “Model Employee” and will soon be seen as a Judge on a new food reality competition show for MTV entitled “Snack-off”. Chrissy has hosted several specials on the Cooking Channel, including a pilot entitled, “Chrissy Teigen’s Hungry”, and a holiday special, “Cookies and Cocktails”.
When not working in television or the world of high fashion modeling, Chrissy is a talented cook and writer and is the author of the blog, sodelushious.com. She enjoys expanding her knowledge of food while traveling the world. In September 2013, Chrissy married Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, John Legend in Lake Como, Italy.
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