Chrissy Teigen, Age, Height, Bio, Husband, Cooking

Get to know the model, author, actress, social media star and mother

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen is married to singer-songwriter John Legend. The couple and their two adorable children are one of Hollywood’s most admired families. Let’s take a closer look at Chrissy’s background and FAQs.

Get to know Chrissy Teigen: FAQs

Chrissy Teigen imageWhat is Crissy Teigen famous for?

The American fashion model first burst onto the scene in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She now is best known for her two cookbooks, along with various TV and movie roles.

She is a high-profile social media star, especially on Twitter, where she and husband John Legend appear regularly.

What does she do for a living? What is her job?

Teigen is an American fashion model, actor, TV personality and cookbook author.

What is Chrissy Teigen’s full name?

Her full name is Christine Diane Teigen.

When is Chrissy Teigen’s birthday?

Chrissy’s birthday is November 30.

Where was she born?

Chrissy was born on November 30, 1985, in Delta, Utah, USA.

How old is Chrissy Teigen?

As of November 2019, she is 34 years old.

What is Chrissy Teigen’s nationality?

She is American. Teigen was born in Delta, Utah.

What is her ethnic background?

Her mother is Thai and her father is of Norwegian descent.

How do you pronounce Chrissy Teigen?

Most people pronounce her last name incorrectly. As Chrissy explains on Twitter, she’s given up trying to correct people. Her Norwegian last name is actually pronounced TIE-gen, not TEE-gen.

What is her star sign?

Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and her birthstones are Citrine and Topaz.

How tall is Chrissy Teigen?

Her height is 5 ft 9 in.

What does she weigh?

Teigen’s build is slim—her weight is 121 lbs 55 kg.

What color is Chrissy Teigen’s hair, eyes?

Her hair color is dark brown and her eyes are hazel.

Has Chrissy Teigen ever had plastic surgery?

Teigen is rumored to have had minor procedures—perhaps an occasional nip and tuck.

But she claims none of the work involved her face. She jokes, “Everything about me is fake except my cheeks. I’m not shy talking about that sort of thing, I have no regrets.”

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Who are her parents?

Chrissy’s parents are Vilailuck Teigen and Ron Teigen Sr. Her father filed for divorce from her mother in November 2019.

Who is Chrissy Teigen’s father?

Christine’s father, Ron Teigen Sr., was an electrician.

Who is her mother?

Her mother’s name is Vilailuck Teigen, also known as Pepper Thai. She was born and raised in Thailand and became a U.S. citizen in 2018.

Does Chrissy Teigen have any siblings?

Teigen has one sibling, her older sister Tina Teigen.

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Who is married to Chrissy Teigen?

Chrissy Teigen married John Legend on September 14, 2013. The couple got married exactly seven years and one day after they first met.

Chrissy Teigen husband

Her husband is an American singer and songwriter John Legend.

Where was Teigen and Legend’s wedding?

The couple’s wedding took place in a villa at the beautiful Lake Como in Italy.

Does Chrissy Teigen have children?

Chrissy’s two children are daughter Luna Simone Stephens and son Miles Theodore Stephens. The children get their surname from father John Legend, whose real name is John Roger Stephens.

How did Chrissy Teigen and John Legend meet?

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend first met during the making of Legend’s 2007 music video for his song “Stereo.” Teigen played Legend’s love interest in the video.

She revealed that when the shoot was over, they spent the evening together and ate In-N-Out burgers.

She told Wendy Williams that at a music video shoot in 2014, they were together for almost 12 hours. They were with each other the whole day, she in her underwear and he in a suit and didn’t even say goodbye that night. However, the couple didn’t formally get together until a few months afterward.

Teigen told Cosmopolitan in 2014, “I let him be himself for a while.” She also said that the worst thing to do is to try and lock somebody like that down early on. Instead, she tried to remain casual about the relationship. She added, “I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I inquire, ‘What are we?’ Marriage was never my objective since I’ve never been very traditional. I was just pleased to be with him.”

Legend and Teigen’s short breakup

Legend momentarily had a lapse of judgment and attempted to split up with Teigen at one point during this period of time. She was on tour with him, and he got sick. Teigen later revealed to Cosmo that John was feeling really stressed out. He felt a serious relationship was not what he needed, but that lasted only one day. She knew it came from the stress of his work and not his heart. She jokes, ‘Remember when you attempted to break up with me?’ He’s like, ‘Yes, sorry. Enormous mistake.'”

What was her childhood like?

Teigen’s father worked as an electrician and the family moved regularly because of his job. After residing in Hawaii, Idaho, and Washington, the family eventually settled in Huntington Beach, California.

Where did Chrissy Teigen go to high school?

Teigen was a cheerleader at Snohomish High School in Washington state. She was discovered by a photographer while working in a surf shop.

 

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Who is Chrissy Teigen’s modeling agency?

The agencies to which she is signed include:

  • Vision Los Angeles
  • Iconic Management – Hamburg / Berlin
  • IMG Models in Sydney, Paris, London, New York, and Milan

Who is Chrissy Teigen’s personal trainer?

Pilates expert Regan Sur is Chrissy’s personal trainer. Sur says that Chrissy is a fantastic cook and that their workouts mainly include talking about food. They talk about food so much, they forget how much exercise has taken place.

Has Chrissy Teigen ever posed for Sports Illustrated?

Chrissy made her debut in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was subsequently named “Rookie of the Year” for her eye-catching work.

She made a reappearance in the 2014 Sports Illustrated 50th anniversary cover with fellow supermodels Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge.

Career highlights

Chrissy Teigen is represented worldwide by IMG Models in New York. She became an IGN Babe in 2004 and worked as a model on Deal or No Deal from 2006–2007.

In July 2007, she was featured on the cover of Maxim’s calendar. Her modeling work included the following clients: Gillette Venus, Olay, Nike, Skullcandy earphones, Gap Factory, XOXO, UGG Australia, Rock and Republic, Billabong, Beach Bunny Swimwear, and Nine West Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

She has also worked as a regular guest host and contributor on E!, MTV, TMZ, MSG/FUSE, and Extra with Mario Lopez and has showed up on America’s Next Top Model and Watch What Happens Live.

In spring 2013, she was the host of the reality contest, Model Employee, on VH1.

Sports Illustrated

Teigen made her debut in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2010 and was named “Rookie of the Year”. Her friend and model Brooklyn Decker introduced her to individuals at the magazine. She took part in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. In 2014, she also showed up on the 50th anniversary cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge.

Other work

Teigen’s other modeling work includes Ocean Drive, Cosmopolitan, Italian Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, and Galore.

Her side ventures include designing swimwear with DiNeila Brazil and showing up in a featured role in the 2011 E.A. Sports video game Need For Speed: The Run.

Cookbooks

Chrissy Teigen is also a cook and author. She was featured on a Cooking Channel show in February 2013, Chrissy Teigen’s Hungry, food tasting with then-fiancé John Legend. Teigen also recently shot a Cooking Channel show called Cookies and Cocktails.

Acting

In 2012, Teigen was named Spike TV’s “Our New Girlfriend.” In 2013, Teigen showed up in her spouse John Legend’s music video for the tune “All Of Me,” which was motivated by their relationship. Teigen also appeared on an episode of Inside Amy Schumer, portraying a fictionalized version of herself as a relationship guide.

Teigen will co-host the new MTV2 cookery show Snack-Off. In April 2015, Teigen got to be a co-host on Paramount Network’s Lip Sync Battle beside L.L. Cool J. Later, Teigen showed up as a visitor star on The Mindy Project as the girlfriend of the man to which Mindy lost her virtue. With Ludacris, she also co-hosted the Billboard Music Awards. From 2015 to 2016, Chrissy was the food couturière on Tyra Banks’s lifestyle talk show FABLife.

In February 2019, Teigen will be a judge for NBC’s upcoming comedy contest series Bring the Funny.

Cookbook author and businesswoman

In 2016, Teigen released Cravings: Recipes for All of the Food You Want to Eat, edited by Francis Lam. The blockbuster became the second-best-selling cookbook of the year, according to Publishers Weekly. On October 11, 2017, Teigen entered the clothing business in collaboration with Revolve.

In September 2018, Teigen came out with her second book, Cravings: Hungry For More (known as Cravings 2). At the same time, Teigen introduced a line of cookware named Cravings by Chrissy Teigen through Target.

What is Chrissy Teigen’s cooking website?

On November 4, 2019, Teigen launched her cooking website Cravings by Chrissy Teigen. The site, which highlights new recipes, cookware recommendations, travel accounts, and interesting tips, brings together aspects of Teigen’s uniquely individual life.

Has Chrissy Teigen been in any movies?

Chrissy can be seen in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) and Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019).

What TV shows is Chrissy Teigen on?

Chrissy is co-host of the TV shows FabLife and Bring the Funny. She is also the color commentator on Lip Sync Battle.

TV and movies

Her movies and tv series include Deal or No Deal, Cookies & Cocktails, America’s Next Top Model, Model Employee, The View, Inside Amy Schumer, Snack Off, Ridiculousness, The Getaway, FabLife, Lip Sync Battle, The Mindy Project, The Toycracker: A Mini-Musical Spectacular, Double Dutchess: Seeing Double, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy, The Voice, Celebrity Family Feud, Bring the Funny, Between Two Ferns: The Movie, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Chrissy’s Court, and The Simpsons.

Other works

Teigen has been part of the music videos, “Stereo,” “All Of Me,” “Love Me Now,” “M.I.L.F.$,” and “Preach.” She has also been part of the video game, Need for Speed: The Run.

Activism

Teigen is a vocal critic of U.S. President Donald Trump. Chrissy made a $72,000 gift in June 2018 to the ACLU to memorialize Trump’s 72nd birthday. She has also contributed to Planned Parenthood.

Teigen supports immigrants’ rights, as indicated in her speech at Families Belong Together. Teigen and her spouse John Legend express support for Elizabeth Warren amid the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.

What is Chrissy Teigen’s net worth?

Chrissy Teigen’s net worth is evaluated to be about $26 million. Along with hubby John Legend’s money, the couple’s net worth is an impressive $71 million.

What are Chrissy Teigen’s sources of income?

These are some of the main sources of Teigen’s income:

  • Cookbooks
  • Modeling
  • Acting
  • Business ventures like Revolve clothing, Becca Cosmetics, and The Cravings cookware

Chrissy Teigen cookbooks: 

  • Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat
  • Cravings: Hungry for More

Teigen provides indulgent recipes for some of her favorite meals, which by the way, don’t shy away from carbohydrates!

Find Chrissy Teigen on Instagram, Twitter, website

Instagram: @chrissyteigen

Twitter: @chrissyteigen

Facebook: @johnlegendandchrissty

Website: cravingsbychrissyteigen.com

Chrissy Teigen quotes

Chrissy Teigen quotes about her image

Men are callous, very critical of me. I think they expect you to basically just be a picture. They don’t want to hear you speak.

Women, I love. It’s incredible to me because I am a swimsuit model; I’m half-naked. I just love the fact that women like me, and it makes me love them so much back.

Some people, I think, think that because I don’t take it as seriously as a lot of the girls do, that I frown upon modeling or think it’s stupid. I don’t at all. This is my life. I would be nothing without this. But I really don’t take it seriously.

I’m very neurotic about shaving. I shave first thing in the morning before a shoot, and if I have dinner that night, I have to shave again.

I’ve always been kind of uncomfortable just on the beach in a swimsuit. I’m never my most confident in a bikini on the beach, especially when you know people are looking at you, and they expect one thing because of what they see in the magazines, and you might not seem that way. It’s always been a scary thing for me.

On fashion

I am not one to adhere to silly clothing rules. I love mixing metals, wearing a brown bag with black shoes. Whatever.

For me, being involved in fashion is fun. But I like to be relatable and to wear things that other people can wear, too.

Quotes on family

I would love four children because I have a tiny family, so I want those big Thanksgiving dinners.

Chrissy Teigen food quotes

It’s so funny because my mom is Thai, and my dad is this big American guy – and our food tastes were so similar to growing up. He was meat and potatoes, and I was meat and vegetables.

I remember debating the finer points of flaky pastry with my chicken-pot-pie-obsessed American dad. I remember the perfect mix of Thai food, T.V. dinners, and hearty, homemade goodness that have shaped this palate of mine to this day — I remember all this, but I still Google my husband’s birthday. Thank God he’s famous.

When I wake up, I’m like, ‘I gotta go to Whole Foods.’ I’m continually reading cookbooks; I bring hardcover cookbooks with me on the plane and tag pages. I just have this crazy food obsession.

That’s one thing I get neurotic about: I need my soup to be crazy hot.

I love dress shopping, and I love talking about wedding food. That’s what makes me happy. If you tell me to make a guest list, I cry. I hate it.

I can cook really complicated recipes, but it takes real talent to do the perfect egg.

My day job may be exhausting, but cooking is my peace. My dream is to have a big family with lots of grandkids. And we’ll get together every Sunday for a hearty dinner at our house, and we’ll all live in flavorful bliss, happily ever after.

On social media

I really do love social media. I’ve always been crazy about — even like, remember AOL chat rooms? I always loved message boards, and I was always interacting on the computer.

(about Instagram) I was more active pregnant than I ever was not pregnant. I was doing Body By Simone five days a week. That definitely helped me shed the weight after giving birth. But it’s all smoke and mirrors, too. People on Instagram forget that you’re showing them what you want them to see. We have filters.

Chrissy Teigen on her husband John Legend

2 Grammy [nominations] for John Legend, no one has congratulated me for being the inspiration behind ‘All of Me’ without me there is no ‘All of Me.’

I always have a note in my pocket that says, “John did it” just in case I’m murdered because I don’t want him to remarry.

About her pregnancy

IVF (in vitro fertilization) makes you really appreciate that my God, this is a miracle. There are so many different factors that go into being able to conceive a baby. The process really makes you appreciate that.

On politics

I love that Hilary actually cares enough about the issues to study them and listen to people who are affected by them. She’s gotta be one of the most knowledgeable and qualified people to ever run for President. She’s been a woman in the public eye for decades now.

The thing about Donald [Trump] is the jokes write themselves. I don’t even think of it to be trolling. What he says is the joke.

What’s next for Chrissy Teigen?

Teigen’s new TV show is Chrissy’s Court, a Judge Judy-style court reality show that will be released in April 2020 on Quibi. Teigen and her mother will act as judges for small claims cases. Teigen will be a producer for the show.

— Claire Evans

Claire writes about pop culture, entertainment, personalities, and movies.

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