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Christine Teigen PHOTOS, VIDEO: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2010 New Model (PICTURES, VIDEO)


First Posted: 04/05/2010 5:12 am Updated: 05/25/2011 3:25 pm

Update 2/9: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover has been revealed!

Teigen appeared on "The Early Show" on Tuesday morning to discuss her Swimsuit Edition debut.

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The beautiful woman known primarily as John Legend's girlfriend will make a name for herself in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

24-year-old Chrissy Teigen tweeted on 2/2:

i can FINALLY, FINALLY SAY THIS!!! i have joined the ranks of the beautiful women of the 2010 sports illustrated swimsuit edition!!!

The Utah-born, Seattle-raised model is of Thai and Norwegian heritage, and worked as a substitute model on 'Deal or No Deal' in 2006-2007.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition will be unveiled on February 9th.

In this 2008 video for Ripe TV, Teigen talks about what she wants in a man, adding "I've come to like guys that are a little bit older." John Legend is 31.

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In the second part of the Ripe TV video, Teigen talks about being "huge on karma" and competing with 15-year-old models.

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Sports Illustrated released a video teaser of the Swimsuit Edition, in which they "unveil" Teigen at 0:54.

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