Chrissy Teigen was born in Delta, Utah, but grew up in Snohomish, Washington. After moving to Huntington Beach, California, a photographer discovered her, and she began her modeling career.
Teigen served as a briefcase model on Deal or No Deal from 2007 to 2008 and appeared in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue as Rookie of the Year. Four years later, she covered the iconic issue with Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge in honor of the magazine’s 50th anniversary.
Teigen has hosted a number of TV shows throughout her career, including Model Employee in 2013 and FABLife from 2015 to 2016. She currently serves as the color commentator on Lip Sync Battle, a judge on Bring the Funny and is the star of her own Quibi show, Chrissy’s Court, which she also executive produces.
Teigen, who is known for her witty humor on social media, published her first cookbook, Cravings, in 2016. The sequel, Cravings: Hungry for More, came out two years later along with her Cravings cookware line.
Teigen met John Legend in 2007 while starring in his “Stereo” music video. They started dating soon after and got engaged in 2011. The couple married in Italy in 2013, the same year they teamed up on another music video, “All of Me.” They welcomed daughter Luna in 2016 and son Miles in 2018. Teigen lost her and Legend’s third child, a son they had planned to name Jack, in 2020. The pair’s rainbow baby, daughter Esti Maxine, was born in January 2023.