Supermodel Chrissy Teigen Dishes On Her Food Obsession In Vegas Magazine: “I Will Eat Anything!”
Chrissy Teigen will never be just another cookie-cutter skinny model. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model may be engaged to R&B crooner John Legend, but there’s something the 27-year-old loves even more than her fiance: food! Chrissy stars on the cover of Vegas magazine’s summer 2013 issue and shares her not-so-secret obsession.
“I will eat anything, and I’m actually more interested in eating than cooking,” she adds with a laugh. “I love to cook, but when you’re cooking for a big group of people, you’re always worried about how it’s going. I don’t end up eating a lot by the time it’s all done. But eating a great meal at a great restaurant? That is it for me. There’s nothing I love more.”
The host of VH1′s Model Employee shares her love for food via her blog SoDelushious.com, but Chrissy admits that her passion is somewhat of an occupational hazard. “My dad is this big Norwegian-American guy, and I’m built more like him,” Teigen says. “I can’t eat whatever I want all the time, but I don’t deny myself either. I’ll have a great meal and then say to myself that I can’t eat like that tomorrow. I eat pretty normally unless I’m getting ready for a bathing suit photo shoot, and I’ve been getting into juices for that—things like kale and apple, not those disgusting cleanses with the cayenne and the maple syrup. I did that once and was staring at a cracker, and then I finally ate it and felt terrible about it! That’s no way to live.”
When Chrissy isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her fiancee and, of course, eating his food. “I love his fried chicken,” Teigen says. “I think his macaroni and cheese is a little dry, but he doesn’t.”
But there are other reasons Teigen fell for Legend. “He is such a romantic and so completely loving,” she said. “I am so much crazier than him, but he lets me be myself. Sometimes I’ll say to him, ‘Is it okay to say this?’ And he’ll say, ‘Maybe not, but do whatever you want to do.’ He’s been working and shooting videos and I’ve been, I don’t know, not jealous, but maybe a little insecure. I know it’s his work and I get that, but we met on a video shoot. So I feel these little pangs. But he never gets jealous! I shoot half-naked with male photographers and he’ll just say, ‘Did you get good shots today?’”