Search 1,000 of PHOTOS Christine Teigen (born November 30, 1985; Delta, Utah), also known as Chrissy Teigen, is an American model of Thai-Norwegian ancestry. She made her rookie debut in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2010. She is from the small town of Snohomish, Washington. Teigen became an IGN Babe in 2004, and a substitute model on Deal or No Deal for 2006-2007. In July 2007 she appeared on the cover of Maxim's calendar.