Seattle, Washington native Chrissy Teigen is as well known for her appearance on the cover of the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, as she is heralded for clever, irreverent, yet savvy social media presence on Twitter and Instagram. In 2015, Teigen penned the New York Times Bestselling cookbook, Cravings, detailing her favorite recipes. Although she originally planned to become a professional chef, the model, and social media personality, has parlayed her interests into a multifaceted career uniquely her own. Chrissy also hosted ABC’s The Fab alongside Tyra Banks and former Elle magazine editor Joe Zee. She is currently a co-host on Jimmy Fallon's popular Lip Sync Battle series with LL Cool J.
Chrissy has caught the eye of many photographers, including the iconic Walter Iooss and Raphael Mazzuco who captured her for the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In addition to her star-making turn on the 50th Anniversary cover in 2014 (alongside fellow models Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal), the six-time Sports Illustrated model was named Rookie of the Year in 2010.
Chrissy has appeared in numerous advertising campaigns including Gap Factory (alongside Chanel Iman, Noah Mills, and NFL Super Bowl Champion Victor Cruz), XOXO, Skullcandy Headphones, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Gillette Venus & Olay, Billabong, Rock and Republic, and Nike. Chrissy also fronted promotions for Nine West Fashion Targets Breast Cancer alongside Carolyn Murphy, and Michael Kors’ Watch Hunger Stop initiative with Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel.
Select covers starring Chrissy also include the international editions of Vogue, GQ, Self, Cosmopolitan, Ocean Drive, and Vegas magazines. Editorial features, meanwhile, in Vogue Italia, Esquire, Glamour, and Elle magazines. Additionally, she has become a staple on best-dressed lists for magazines like People, and Entertainment Weekly for her elegant, yet fashion-forward red carpet choices.
As a television personality, Chrissy has appeared as a guest host on ABC’s The Chew, and The View, NBC’s The Today Show, and CBS’s The Price Is Right, and 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 MTV’s "Snack-Off." Chrissy has hosted several specials on the Cooking Channel, including a pilot titled, "Chrissy Teigen’s Hungry", and the holiday special, "Cookies and Cocktails."
Off-duty, Chrissy is a talented cook, and writer. In addition to her food 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.