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Chrissy Teigen on 'SI' hot swimsuit issue, life after Kimye double date

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Chrissy Tiegen on red carpet (Photo by Lisa Murray/

Chrissy Teigen is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue veteran, having won Rookie of the Year in 2010 and appearing on the cover in 2014. Rolling out caught up with Teigen last night at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2015 celebration at Marquee in New York City.

Teigen was very relaxed on the red carpet, which probably comes with appearing in the issue for a sixth straight year. “I feel very good. I’m usually pretty anxious. This year I’m just kind of gliding through. And look I have pants on, I’m old school now,” she said.

Sports Illustrated also used their first ever plus size model in the swimsuit issue, and Teigen talked about it. “Sports Illustrated has always recognized people of all shapes and sizes. For instance, I have zero curves, so I’m the complete opposite side of the spectrum. But I mean they’ve always appreciated a curvy woman and voluptuousness and that’s what I’ve always loved about them,” Teigen said.

Teigen reminisced about her first meeting with Sports Illustrated. “The first time I ever met with them I never even had to get in a swimsuit. They chose me without me getting into a swimsuit.” What does it take to get inside of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, besides having an amazing body? “It’s about personality and charisma, and that’s why I love them.”

Tiegen and her husband, John Legend,  joined Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at a Waffle House recently, and Tiegen discussed the couple and hanging out with them. “It’s fun, they’re great, they’re wonderful. They’re honestly so much fun. I think that people have crazy perspectives of them, and they don’t understand it exactly,” she said.

Asked if she has ever been offended by Yeezy, Tiegen responded, “No, never. No, Kanye’s awesome, honestly. Kim’s awesome. They’re the sweetest people. I think people have this warped, weird perspective all the time, and I hate that. I hate that people have that.”

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1 Comment

  1. britishrose on February 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    who is any weirder than you krissy and john, sweet self , john legend is definantly closet, and kanye to .. . she understands them because she has the same issues kim have , kim is so famouse? but married for publicity? yet she famous she popped out that kid now she think she is really liked huh well i hope her and kanye dont decide to step out without a bodyguard , there are people out here that will harm them boht , how likeable is that that you gotta hide all the tiem , pay body guards all stars dont have to have a body guard, denzel even ,, these people are stalked by weirdos and the rest of us , have lost touch with our own lives to be worried bout what color lipstick or pair of faded jeans will kim wear today? sick , disturbing at the highest , i had to pull my own self back to reality …. no reality shows ,, the apprentice and these house wive show aint going no where until the go ,,, we all gonna be controled , by social media