9 Things You Didn’t Know About Chrissy Teigen

  
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Chrissy Teigen a breath of fresh air in Hollywood. She’s one of those rare celebrities who doesn’t take herself too seriously. She’s funny, laidback and just seems like a lot of fun to be around! The swimsuit model turned cookbook author is married to Grammy Award-winning artist, John Legend and serves as a co-host on Spike’s popular show, Lip Sync Battle. Teigen has found herself in the spotlight a lot lately, not because of her relationship or modeling career, but because of her social media escapades! Teigen is so outspoken and sometimes a little controversial, but that’s why we love her! The new mom turns 32 soon, so here’s a look at 9 things you probably didn’t know about Chrissy Teigen!

9. How She was Discovered

Chrissy Teigen was discovered when she was 18-years-old. She was working at a California surf shop at the time and had never, ever dreamed of starting a career as a model. “I always wanted to be a teacher or wanted to do something with food. But modeling, I just never thought I could do it myself really ever. I still have trouble calling myself a model. I just never thought I was tall enough or skinny enough. [When I was starting] it was the time of the very thin, waif-y runway models. So I knew I couldn’t do that,” she said in an interview with The Daily Beast.

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8. Big Break

Chrissy Teigen had been modeling ever since she was discovered at the age of 18. She worked for IMG Models in New York and in 2004 she became a substitute model on the show Deal or No Deal. It wasn’t until she met fellow model Brooklyn Decker that she really made her mark in the modeling world. Teigen rose to fame after posing in a 2010 Sports Illustrated issue, thanks to a little help from her new friend Brooklyn Decker who hooked her up with the gig. Decker apparently introduced Teigen to people at Sports Illustrated which got her a spot in their magazine and the coveted title of “Rookie of the Year.” In 2014 she appeared on the 50th anniversary cover alongside Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge!

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