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. 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.
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 has served as host of the VH1 reality competition show, “Model Employee” and as a Judge on a 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”. Most recently, Chrissy stars in SPIKE TV’s newest competition show, Lip Sync Battle, as the show’s color commentator. Just picked up for season 2, Lip Sync Battle is the most-watched original series in network history, averaging 3 million viewers, and is the top-rated series in its timeslot in the Adults 18-49 demo in all of cable. Teigen will also cohost the new nationally syndicated talk show FAB Life, which will premiere this fall.
When not working in television or the world of high fashion modeling, Chrissy is a talented cook and writer. She is currently working on her first cookbook 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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