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Chrissy Teigen Biography

Birth Name:
Christine Diane Teigen
Birth Place:
Delta, Utah, United States

Fast Facts

  • Born in Utah, but moved several times as a child due to her father's job as an electrician
  • Lived in Washington, Idaho and Hawaii before her family settled in California when she was a teenager
  • Discovered by a photographer when she was working at a surf shop
  • Has been the face of several campaigns, including Gillette Venus, Olay, Nike, UGG Australia and Skullcandy headphones
  • Met future husband John Legend on the set of his 2007 music video for "Stereo
  • " Friend and fellow model Brooklyn Decker introduced her to the team at Sports Illustrated, who featured her in their Swimsuit Issue from 2010 through 2015
  • She was also featured on the 2014 50th anniversary cover with Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge
  • Her 2013 wedding to Legend was featured in the music video for his song "All Of You" (which was written for her)
  • An avid cook, she is the author of Sodelushious
  • com, a food blog where she shares a variety of recipes


  • Luna Simone Stephens -- Daughter
  • Ron Teigen -- Father
  • Vilailuck Teigen -- Mother
  • Tina Teigen -- Sister
  • Miles Theodore Stephens -- Son