Chrissy Teigen is a model and television personality best known for serving as the color commentator on Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle.”
The 5ft 8in tall mixed race American is also a New York Times bestselling author but more importantly a Twitter personality who spends most of his time on social media criticizing United States President Donald Trump.
Chrissy Teigen was born Christine Diane Teigen 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, her childhood was spent largely in Seattle, Washington, before the family moved to Huntington, California, where they eventually settled. She first attended Snohomish High School after which she transferred to Huntington Beach High School.
Like anyone else, Teigen took a job at a Surf Shop to make ends meet. She said she never hopes to become a model, but rather sees herself doing something food-related, like becoming a cook or even a teacher. Despite her hopes, Chrissy Teigen didn’t turn down the opportunity to become a model after being approached by a photographer while working.
At the age of 18, Chrissy Teigen began the grueling journey to achieve 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 surrogate model on the game show ‘Deal or No Deal’.
Teigen’s big break came in 2010, at age 25, when she was selected Rookie of the Year in that year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. She then appeared in editions of the following years, before appearing on the cover of the magazine’s 50th anniversary alongside Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal in 2014. In the meantime, Teigen also appeared in other prestigious magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Glamor , Esquire and Italian Vogue. She also appeared in the video game “Need For Speed: The Run”.
After becoming an established name in the modeling industry, Teigen branched out into other areas close to her heart, such as cooking. In 2013, she filmed a special with Cooking Channel before stepping in as a judge on another MTV2 cooking show called ‘Snack-Off’.
In 2015, she was named co-host of ‘Lip SyncBattle’ alongside LL Cool J, after which she co-hosted the Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris. She also appears as a food stylist on Tyra Banks’ TV show FABLife.
Chrissy Teigen’s net worth
According to Forbes, Chrissy Teigen reportedly has an estimated net worth of $13.5 million, which ranks her among the highest earning models in the world. She earned her money by participating in advertising campaigns for companies such as Tresemme and BECCA, as well as endorsement deals with companies such as Smirnoff, McDonald’s and Pampers.
That number is sure to rise coming In two years, the hardworking mother of two is set to release her second cookbook, having been one of two bestsellers of 2016. She is also co-host of Lip Sync Battle, which , like any other concert performance, is very expensive.
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 whom she entertains with photos of scrumptious meals, her toddler daughter and her grandchildren. For his part, his father, Ron, spends most of his time on Twitter discussing politics.
Teigen is married to R&B music sensation and Soul legend John. The pair met in 2007 when she starred in one of his music videos and soon after began a relationship that lasted four years before he proposed to her. They finally exchanged vows two years later, in September 2013, at a ceremony 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.