Chrissy Teigen is a model and television personality who is best known as a color commentator on Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle”.
The 5 foot 8 inches tall, mixed-race American is also a New York Times bestselling author, but most notorious is a Twitter personality who spends most of her time on the social media platform criticizing US President Donald Trump.
Chrissy Teigen was born as Christine Diane Teigen as the daughter of Vilailuck and Ron Teigen Sr. on 30 November 1985 in Delta, Utah, United States of America. Her father, who worked as an electrician, is Norwegian-American, while her mother is from Thailand.
Teigen’s family moved around a lot during her youth. They spent time in Utah, Idaho, and Hawaii, but she spent most of her childhood in Seattle, Washington before the family moved to Huntington, California, where she eventually settled. She first attended Snohomish High School and then moved to Huntington Beach High School.
Like everyone else, Teigen took a job in a surf shop to make ends meet. She said that she never had the hope to become a model, but that she could imagine something in line with food, like becoming a cook or even a teacher. Despite her hopes, Chrissy Teigen did not turn down the opportunity to become a model after being approached by a photographer during her work.
At the young age of 18, Chrissy Teigen began the grueling path to supermodel status. She spent the first years of her career shooting catalogs and appearing in music videos. In particular, she appeared on the cover of Maxim’s Calendar in 2007 and was used as a replacement model in the reality game show “Deal or No Deal”.
Teigen’s big breakthrough came in 2010 at the age of 25 when she was featured as “Rookie of the Year” in this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. In the following years, she appeared in the issues before she graced the cover of the magazine’s 50th anniversary in 2014 alongside Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal. In the meantime, Teigen has also appeared in other high-profile magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Esquire, and Italian Vogue. She also appeared as the main character in the video game “Need For Speed: The Run”.
After making a name for herself in the modeling industry, Teigen turned her attention to other things that were close to her heart, such as cooking. In 2013, she shot a special with the cooking channel before serving as a judge on another cooking show on MTV2 called “Snack-Off”.
In 2015 she was appointed co-host of “Lip Sync Battle” alongside LL Cool J. She then hosted the Billboard Music Awards together with Ludacris. She also appears as a food stylist on the Tyra Banks talk show FABLife.
Family – Parents, Husband – John Legend and Baby
Chrissy Teigen maintains a very close relationship with her parents, who like her daughter are very active in social media. Her mother, Vilailuck, better known as Pepper, has over 133,000 followers on Instagram, which she entertains with pictures of delicious 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 shortly thereafter began a relationship that lasted four years before he asked her to marry him. Two years later, in September 2013, they finally exchanged their vows 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.
Chrissy Teigen’s Net Worth
According to Forbes, Chrissy Teigen has estimated net assets of $13.5 million, making her one of the highest-income models in the world. She earned her money by modeling advertising campaigns for companies like Tresemme and BECCA, as well as advertising contracts with companies like Smirnoff, McDonald’s, and Pampers.
This number will certainly increase in the coming years, as the hard-working mother of two will publish her second cookbook, having previously written one of the two best-selling cookbooks of 2016. She is also the co-host of Lip Sync Battle, which is well paid like any other concert she hosts.