Christine Diane Teigen, famously known as Chrissy Teigen, is a model, television personality and an author. Teigen was born in Delta, Utah, on November 30, 1985. Her mother, Vilailuck “Pepper” Teigen is Thai and her father, Ron Teigen is of Norwegian descent.
Teigen stepped into the entertainment industry as a model, where she worked with big brands such as Nike, Olay and Billabong. She appeared on several TV shows such as Deal or No Deal and America’s Next Top Model. Teigen won Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue “Rookie of the Year” in 2010. She then appeared every year until 2014, giving her the Sports Illustrated vet title.
Teigen has since published two cookbooks, respectively named Cravings: Recipes for All of the Food You Want to Eat and Cravings: Hungry For More. The first was a New York Times bestseller. She is also a judge for NBC’s comedy competition series Bring the Funny that premiered in 2019. Teigen now has her own show called Chrissy’s Court which premiered on April 6, 2020. The show has been renewed for a second season.
Teigen married singer-songwriter John Legend in Lake Como, Italy on September 14, 2013. The couple got engaged in December, 2011 after dating for four years . In 2016, they had their first child, Luna Simone Stephens and in 2018, they welcomed their son, Miles Theodore Stephens. The couple struggled with fertility issues for years before conceiving both children through in vitro fertilisation. Teigen has been vocal about fertility issues.
The Unofficial Queen of Twitter:
Teigen has built a respectable reputation of being the unofficial Queen of Twitter with her witty, hilarious and insightful tweets. She has tirelessly responded to trolls and haters in a burning hilarious manner, to the entertainment of her 13.1 million Twitter followers. When her husband’s Twitter account got hacked in 2017, Teigen turned the unfortunate event into a hilarious one. She joked about the whole incident.
Both Teigen and her husband have been vocal about their disapproval of Donald Trump as a president, and the hacker emphasised that, using vulgar and inciting violence. When John Legend finally gained back control of his Twitter account, he cleared the air in a jokingly manner. Teigen’s tweets may have gained the attention of the 45th president of America, Donald Trump, as he once referred to her as John Legend’s “filthy-mouthed wife”.
On July 9, 2020, the CEO of Goya Foods, Robert Unanue praised President Trump at a White House event and expressed his gratitude, saying: “We’re all truly blessed…to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder.” Unanue received backlash for his praises of Trump and many called for the boycotting of Goya Foods. Teigen was one of the many who took to Twitter to express their disappointment and plans to boycott the food company. Teigen tweeted: “…A shame. Don’t care how good the beans taste though. Bye bye.”