Like the greats before her: Christy Turlington, Tyra Banks, and Lily Aldridge, Chrissy Teigen is the latest face for fashion brand, XOXO. With a campaign that will be seen in print, digital, Taxi TV, and in store this August, the 28-year-old model will rock pieces from the brand’s fall collection including booties, floral dresses, and cute mini skirts.
“Obviously the brand has evolved, but it’s still so recognizable as an XOXO campaign. Growing up it was exactly my style. It was sexy and it was flirty and there was something cheeky about it,” she reflects.
Teigen shot to fame as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and counts this as a defining moment in her career.
“Being in Sports Illustrated and a swimsuit model, it’s interesting because people assume that men love you and want to look at you and ogle you, but I’ve always had a strong female fan base and I’ve always really loved my girls. I’ve always felt like the oddball with the sexy models because I never have thought of myself as sexy,” she explained to WWD.
She says her husband, crooner John Legend, is super supportive of her career and was on hand at the XOXO shoot with their French Bulldog Pippa and a bottle of bubbly. Not following the typical career of model-slash-actress, Teigen is a big foodie and will be a judge on an upcoming cooking competition on MTV called “Snack Off” slated to premiere this summer.
“I read cookbooks, I bring them on my flights and tag them with Post-its. John doesn’t love to cook. He’s a good cook and will offer to make me meals, but I can’t have that going on without me helping him. I do it myself, or he’s kind of my sous-[chef]. I’ll go to bed after we have dinner and he’ll do the dishes. I don’t know how to tell him that no other husbands do that.”