Christine Teigen (born November 30, 1985; Delta, Utah), also known as Chrissy Teigen, is an American model of Thai-Norwegian ancestry. She made her rookie debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010. She is from the small town of Snohomish, Washington.
Teigen became an IGN Babe in 2004, and a substitute model on Deal or No Deal for 2006-2007. In July 2007 she appeared on the cover of Maxim's calendar. Her campaigns include Rock and Republic, Billabong, Fredericks of Hollywood, and Garage Clothing. In 2009 she was booked for a Victoria's Secret Pink fall campaign. Teigen also frequently models for the women's/juniors clothing company Alloy.
Teigen appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2010, and was named 'Rookie of the Year'. Her friend and fellow model Brooklyn Decker introduced her to the people at Sports Illustrated to cast her. She was also a part of the 2011 issue.
She is represented by Vision Management LA and IMG Models in New York.
Teigen is the fiancee of singer-songwriter John Legend. It was reported on October 20, 2011 that although seen in many swimsuit photos, she is terrified of swimming. She said "I'm so in love with him," to Us Weekly, "he makes me loaves of bread all the time, which is weird because I don't ask him to. He always tries to tell me he plays the piano too, but I just don't see it. I'm pretty sure he's a baker. Which is totally fine, because he's really good at the bread making. He tried this banana, pumpkin and chocolate bread the other day and it was awesome. If there was one kind of bread he makes that is my favorite I would have to say it's watermelon bread. I know, right? Totally unexpected. But then again, that's him, that's John Legend, award-winning bread maker. Always full of surprises."