Chrissy Teigen is a model and television personality that is best known for being the color commentator in Spike TV’s ‘Lip Sync Battle’.
The 5 feet 8 inches tall mixed raced American is also a New York Times bestselling author but most infamously, a Twitter personality who spends most of her time on the social media platform criticizing United States President Donald Trump.
Chrissy Teigen was born Christine Diane Teigen to Vilailuck and Ron Teigen Sr., on November 30, 1985, in Delta, Utah, United States. Her father, who worked as an electrician, is Norwegian-American while her mother is from Thailand.
Teigen’s family moved around a lot when she was young. They spent time in Utah, Idaho, and Hawaii, however, most of her childhood was spent in Seattle, Washington before the family moved to Huntington, California where they eventually settled down. She first attended Snohomish High School after which she transferred to Huntington Beach High School.
Like every other person, Teigen took a job at a surf shop to make ends meet. She has said that she never harbored any hopes of becoming a model but rather saw herself doing something in line with food like becoming a cook or even a teacher. Despite her hopes, Chrissy Teigen did not turn down the opportunity of becoming a model after she was approached by a photographer while working.
At the young age of 18, Chrissy Teigen began the grueling journey to attain supermodel status. She spent the early years of her career doing catalog shoots and appearing in music videos. She notably appeared on the cover of Maxim’s Calendar in 2007 and was used as a substitute model on the reality game show ‘Deal or No Deal’.
Teigen’s big break came in 2010, at the age of 25, when she was featured as Rookie of the Year in that year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She went on to appear in the following years’ editions, before later making the magazine’s 50th-anniversary cover alongside Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal in 2014. In between those times, Teigen also appeared in other high profile magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Esquire, and Italian Vogue. She also appeared as the featured character in the video game ‘Need For Speed: The Run’.
After becoming an established name in the modeling industry, Teigen branched out to other things she had close to her heart, such as cooking. In 2013, she filmed a special with the Cooking Channel before appearing as a judge on another cooking show on MTV2 titled ‘Snack-Off’.
In 2015, she was made the co-host of ‘Lip Sync Battle’ alongside LL Cool J after which she co-hosted the Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris. She further appears as a food stylist on the Tyra Banks talk show FABLife.
Chrissy Teigen’s Net Worth
According to Forbes, Chrissy Teigen is said to have an estimated net worth of $13.5 million which puts her among the highest earning models in the world. She made her money from modeling in ad campaigns for companies like Tresemme and BECCA as well as from endorsement deals with companies like Smirnoff, McDonald’s, and Pampers.
That figure will surely increase in the coming years as the hard working mother of two is set to release her second cookbook having previously authored one of the two bestselling cookbooks of 2016. She is also a co-host of Lip Sync Battle which like every other show hosting gig, pays handsomely.
Family – Parents, Husband – John Legend and Baby
Chrissy Teigen maintains a very close relationship with her parents, who like their daughter, are very active on social media. Her mother, Vilailuck, better known as Pepper, has over 133,000 followers on Instagram who she entertains with pictures of scrumptious meals, her daughter as a child, and her grandchildren. Her father, Ron, on the other hand, spends most of his time on Twitter discussing politics.
Teigen is married to R&B and Soul music sensation John Legend. The couple met in 2007 when she starred in one of his music videos and almost soon after started a relationship that lasted for four years before he proposed to her. They eventually exchanged vows two years later in September 2013 at a ceremony held in Como, Italy.
Together, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have two children; a daughter named Luna Simone Stephens born in April 2016, and a son named Miles Theodore Stephens born in May 2018.