Talented wit, supermom, wife, cook par excellence, Trump troller and the “queen of social media” Chrissy Teigen has become “the woman that everyone wants to befriend” writes Christine Lennon for the May 24, 2019 issue of Porter Edit. Tracy Taylor styles Chrissy in ‘Hot topics’ for images by Sebastian Kim.
Highlights from Teigen’s interview include setting the record straight on her personality. “People think I am so wild, but I never leave the house,” Teigen says, erupting into her famous head-thrown-back laugh. “I’m very much an introvert. This is my happy place.”
Teigen and her recording artists husband John Legend live with their two kids (Luna, three, and Miles, one) with her mother, nicknamed Pepper, in a Beverly Hills home previously owned by Rihanna.
Women talk about becoming the next Martha Stewart, but Chrissy Teigen is well on her way. Paul Barbosa, a chef who collaborates with Teigen on her ‘Cravings’ cookbooks and upcoming website of the same name, is in the house. Teigen gives an interview mention to her homeware collab with Target.
In spite of her introvert status, Teigen is out and about, recently completing filming the first season of a comedy competition for NBC called ‘Bring the Funny’. Not mentioned by Porter Edit, Teigen has a new gig in ‘Chrissy’s Court’. Like ‘Judge Judy’, Teigen’s small-claims cases rulings will be binding.
The show also will feature Teigen’s mother mom, Vilailuck “Pepper Thai” Teigen, acting as the “bailiff” to maintain order in the court. The series will run 10 episodes, each under 10 minutes — conforming to Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi’s “quick bites” format.
Teigen talks about her battle with postpartum depression, the topic that launched her beloved status on social media. And she doesn’t shy away from admitting that she and Legend are very different people — who get along extremely well.
As for Legend’s fans not approving of her and suggesting at times that the star could have married better than Teigen . . . well that’s where Chrissy Teigen stands apart from the crowd. One memorable Teigen riposte reads: “I lovvvvvve John fans that hate me. It is the best. You’re so right. I don’t deserve him. He should be with you.”
Last, but not least, is Teigen’s trolling of Trump. The couple are highly political Democrats with a lot to say. Post-election in 2017, when Trump wrote, “We must keep ‘evil’ out of our country,” the modern Martha replied, “What time should we call your Uber?”
The President later blocked her.