October 18, 2016 – Gorgeous model Chrissy Teigen and her family leaving the Greenwich Hotel in New York.
To hear Chrissy Teigen tell it, seeing her cookbook hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list was as much a relief as a surprise. The 3o-year-old supermodel and TV host published ‘Cravings’ in February, having built a platform as a food blogger with her site So Delushious. For Teigen, building a media brand beats modeling, which was never her dream.
“I was never a great model,” Teigen told a packed auditorium at Forbes’ Under 30 Summit in Boston on Tuesday. “I was never into it. It wasn’t going to be a brand, or a ‘career’. I was just like everybody else, trying to get somewhere.”
She didn’t particularly enjoy photo shoots, but for Sports Illustrated; she soon realized it was the press circuit surrounding the swimsuit issue she enjoyed: being on camera, doing TV hits, and meeting new people.In the past few years, Teigen has found success as co-host of Spike TV’s popular (and often viral) ‘Lip Sync Battle’ alongside rapper LL Cool J and as a judge on MTV2 cooking show ‘Snack-Off’. She was a panelist on the short-lived lifestyle talk show ‘FABLife’.
She has also harnessed the power of social media to grow an enviable following, amassing close to 3 million Twitter followers thanks in part to her witticisms — and her spirited takedowns of misogynists (Donald Trump and Piers Morgan, for example). She’s come under attack from hateful trolls for her defense of comedian Leslie Jones, who had her website hacked by the racist, anti-women alt-right, and her vocal backing of women’s healthcare provider Planned Parenthood.
Teigen cited MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow as an inspiration, telling the gathered crowd that she feels a responsibility to get her fellow millennials involved in, and excited about, politics and current events. “This stuff is really important, especially this year,” she said. “It’s actually a really, really dangerous time right now. [Husband John Legend] and I made it our mission this year to really make people see how psychotic Donald Trump is.”
Here are some photos from the event and the video interview.
Sexy model Chrissy Teigen has a very interesting way of wishing her friends a happy birthday. The star wished her friend Marisa Matins a happy birthday on Sunday by sharing a completely nude photo of herself posing alongside husband John Legend.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY@MARISAMXO,” Teigen captioned the snap on her official Instagram account.
Naturally, Teigen kept things SFW by Legend’s artfully placed head, but she is hardly a stranger to stripping down. She has gotten nude for Sports Illustrated as well as other high fashion editorials over the years.
Despite showing off her post-baby bod (the new mom welcomed daughter Luna in April) on social media, Teigen recently admitted to People Magazine that she wasn’t totally comfortable getting naked in front of the camera just yet.
“Every shoot I have right now, I request like all one-pieces please or anything high-waisted,” she said of her post-baby body. “I’m still definitely not comfortable. I think I’m fine in clothes. But am I comfortable naked or in a bikini? Not exactly yet.”
But we all know her bombshell body.