The 27-year-old beauty originally planned to be a chef, but was spotted one day while working in a surf shop. She quickly developed a taste for modelling and launched her career as a swimsuit model, appearing on the cover of Maxims calendar in 2007.
Model moments to follow would include posing for the likes of Victoria’s Secret and Billabong, before being introduced by model friend Brooklyn Decker to the people at Sports Illustrated. Teigen later appeared in the SI Swimsuit Issue in 2010, and was named “Rookie of the Year.” She has also been featured in magazines Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Italian Vogue, and has just posted first pictures of her SI calendar cover for 2013 on Twitter!
Her career has since gone from strength to strength, turning her stunning looks and charismatic personality to the screen, working as a fashion week correspondent in Miami for Beach Bunny Swimwear and a guest host for EXTRA with Mario Lopez, among other projects.
But the chocolate-haired beach babe never limits herself. In Summer 2011, Teigen designed a capsule collection with swimwear designer DiNeila Brazil, which debuted at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami. She has also featured as an animated character alongside SI Russian stunner, Irina Shayk, in the 2011 EA Sports video game, “Need For Speed: The Run.”