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

04/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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.

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.


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


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