Chrissy Teigen: How The Model Became A Social Media Phenomenon

The model, presenter and author has more than 20 million followers on Instagram.

Christine Diane Teigen (born November 30, 1985) is an American model and author who made her debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010 and, alongside Nina Agdal and Lily Aldridge, appeared on the cover in 2014. She formerly was a part of the lifestyle panel talk show FABLife and currently co-hosts Lip Sync Battle with LL Cool J on Paramount Network.

Chrissy Teigen How The Model Became A Social Media Phenomenon

Teigen was born in Delta, Utah. Her mother is Thai and her father is of Norwegian descent. Her surname is pronounced /ˈtaɪɡən/ by the family, although she later came to prefer the “wrong” pronunciation of /ˈtiːɡən/. 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. She was discovered by a photographer while working in a surf shop.

Chrissy Teigen has led a successful career, having been “discovered” as a model as a teenager and subsequently propelled into stardom.

She’s now regarded as being one of the most influential individuals on social media, with millions of followers around the world avidly watching her every move.

Teigen has been known to frequently use her platform to voice her opinions with regards to a number of topics, including breaking taboos surrounding fertility issues, poking fun at her husband’s singing career and expressing her staunch opposition to US President Donald Trump.

Her social media presence

Chrissy Teigen How The Model Became A Social Media Phenomenon

Teigen has built a very strong reputation as being one of the most prominent individuals on social media in the entire world.

She currently has more than 10 million followers on Twitter and more than 20 million followers on Instagram.

Last year, Teigen posted a viral video in which she explained that people have been pronouncing her name wrong.

“I’m tired of living this lie,” she says in the video, which has garnered more than 30,000 likes on Twitter. “It’s Tie-gen.”

She frequently uses social media to demonstrate her passion for cooking, posting videos of her many exploits in the kitchen.

In 2016 Teigen released her first cookbook, Cravings: Recipes for All the Good You Want to Eat, with her second book, Cravings: Hungry For More, being released this year.