Born: November 30, 1985 Height: 5'9"
Christine Diane Teigen is an American model, television personality, and author. She made her modeling debut in the annual Sports Illustrated
Swimsuit Issue in 2010 and later appeared on the 50th anniversary cover alongside Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge in 2014. She also co-hosted Lip Sync Battle
with LL Cool J on Paramount Network (2015–2019).
Teigen was born in Delta, Utah. Her mother is Thai and her father is of Norwegian descent. Teigen's father worked as an electrician and the family moved often. After living in Hawaii, Idaho, and Washington, the family eventually settled in Huntington Beach, California when Teigen was a teenager. Teigen attended Snohomish High School in Washington state where she was a cheerleader. She was discovered by a photographer while working in a surf shop.
She is represented worldwide by IMG Models in New York. She 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. In spring 2013, she was host of the reality competition show, Model Employee
on VH1. Teigen appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2010, and was named "Rookie of the Year". Her friend and fellow model Brooklyn Decker had introduced her to the people at Sports Illustrated to cast her. She was also a part of the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. In 2014, she appeared on the 50th anniversary cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue with Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge.
In addition to Sports Illustrated, Teigen has appeared on the cover of Ocean Drive magazine, Cosmopolitan, and in editorials for Italian Vogue
. In 2013, Teigen appeared in her husband John Legend's music video for the song "All Of Me", which was inspired by their relationship. Teigen appears as a judge on the new MTV2 cooking show Snack-Off. In April 2015, Teigen became a co-host on Spike, later Paramount Network's Lip Sync Battle
alongside LL Cool J. Teigen co-hosted the Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris. From September 2015 until June 2016, she was the food stylist on Tyra Banks's lifestyle talk show FABLife
On February 23, 2016, Teigen published Cravings: Recipes for All of the Food You Want to Eat
, which was a New York Times bestseller and the second-best selling cookbook of the year, according to Publishers Weekly. Teigen is currently developing Chrissy's Court
, a Judge-Judy-style courtroom reality series, set to launch in April 2020 on Quibi. Teigen will star in and serve as executive producer for the series.
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