Chrissy Teigen

by ethnic on February 14, 2014

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Birth Name: Christine Diane Teigen

Place of Birth: Delta, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 30, 1985

*Norwegian, German (father)
*Thai (mother)

Chrissy Teigen is an American model.

Her father is of Norwegian and German descent. Her mother is Thai. Chrissy is married to musician John Legend, with whom she has two children.

Chrissy’s paternal grandfather was Henry Elmer Teigen (the son of Hans Iversen Teigen and Ida Helmin Dahl). Henry was born in North Dakota. Hans was the son of Iver Hansen Kirketeigen/Teigen and Kari Olsdatter Stigen, who were born in Oppland, Norway. Ida was also Norwegian.

LOS ANGELES – JUN 14: Chrissy Teigen arrives to the “Lip Sync Battle” FYC Event on June 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA. photo by DFree

Chrissy’s paternal grandmother was Ruth H. Schafer (the daughter of Richard John Schafer and Minnie Augusta Heller). Ruth was born in North Dakota. Richard was born in Minnesota, of German descent, the son of Mathias Schäfer and Katherine Maria Warmuth. Minnie was a German immigrant, from Flatow, Brandenburg, and was the daughter of John Albert Heller and Rosella Frantz.

Chrissy possibly has remote English roots. Her ninth great-grandmother, Susanna Stevens, was from Oberlangen. Susanna’s surname is of English origin. However, it is not clear if Susanna was of English ancestry.


Genealogy of Chrissy Teigen (focusing on her father’s side) –

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midori29 October 17, 2016 at 8:37 am
Samiiraa March 30, 2017 at 6:19 am

She isn’t black

Hill July 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm


Manila November 16, 2015 at 4:38 am

Chrissy has possibly remote English roots. Her 9th great-grandmother was Susanna Stevens, of Oberlangen. Susanna’s surname is of English origin. However, it is not clear if Chrissy has English ancestry.

bablah September 1, 2017 at 3:39 am

Stevens can also be Dutch, and Oberlangen is near the Dutch border. Occam’s razor tells me she was more likely to be Dutch than English.

Manila November 16, 2015 at 2:13 am

Richard Schafer’s father, Mathias “Matthew/Matt” Schäfer, was probably born in Luxembourg. However, I cannot confirm that yet.

Manila November 15, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Hans I. Teigen’s middle name is Iversen. He had no middle name at the time of his confirmation to the Lutheran Church.

Manila November 15, 2015 at 8:28 pm

I looked at Chrissy’s genealogy and her paternal grandmother was an ethnic German. Ruth’s maiden surname is Schafer. She was the daughter of Richard John Schafer and Minnie Augusta Heller. Minnie was a German immigrant, from Flatow, Brandenburg.

xoxo October 18, 2015 at 5:39 am

She looks like an ethnic version of Khloe Kardashian.

BTW, I thought she was half black when I first saw her.

Manila October 15, 2015 at 2:56 am

I think Hans I. Teigen’ middle name may be patronymic.

Manila October 13, 2015 at 3:42 am

Ida Helmin’s maiden surname is Dahl.

Manila October 13, 2015 at 3:46 am

Ida was listed here in 1895 Minnesota state census:

California July 24, 2015 at 9:04 pm

She must have screwed a bunch of casting directors to get to where she is. She is hideous, the only thing she has going for her is her body and her height. Typical famewhore, John Legend is too good for her.

neiltennant July 20, 2015 at 8:18 am

she is cute and her eyes say HERE IS YOUR TOM YUM SOUP

cwm85 July 19, 2015 at 9:27 pm

Asia written all over her face. I think Asian people are just a good looking race/ethnic Group of people.

GypsyQueen July 19, 2015 at 4:57 pm

There should be more Eurasian celebrities like her. They’re underrepresented. Asian and European mixture make beautiful kids.

M June 4, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Looks a bit black, maybe it’s because some Southeast Asians look “black”. A lot of Thai people and Filipinos look Blasian.

cwm85 July 19, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Nothing about this woman looks African! What the hell? Some of yall really see what yall want to see or troll. They first you don’t see when you see her is part black. You see an asian woman. Lol she looks black LOL put an African women next to her or someone part black and asian like T Woods. Tiger looks part black or a darker asian man but not chrissy.

midori29 October 17, 2016 at 8:35 am

@CWM85 you need to study African history more the aboriginal people of Asia ALL resemble black Africans. yes they are called “negritos” short black people. Do you know the “mani” are black THAI people. Some scientists say they are not related to Africans but I digress as the Out of Africa theory has proven everyone to come OUT OF AFRICA. Yes this woman does look a bit black and for good reason. Click on the link to see the aborigines of THAILAND. BLACK PEOPLE

midori29 February 9, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Many of the Thailand aborigines are black negritos called “the mani”, google them

tinasheeeee January 15, 2015 at 3:26 pm

She’s so ugly & she’s a whore.

travis123 March 7, 2015 at 6:40 pm

for me shes beautiful but im a white men and i love black girls and asian girls.

M June 4, 2015 at 4:07 pm

I cringe when white men date/marry women of color, they usually have fetishes and like feeling superior. I have a couple of friends with Asian mothers and white fathers and they resent their fathers and wish their mother wouldn’t have married their father. They don’t date white men, they hate them.

cwm85 July 20, 2015 at 8:51 am

Sounds like you have a mental health issue…

Bow Down Bitches July 25, 2015 at 10:29 pm

lol she might be a whore but i think she’s cute

WTF August 14, 2014 at 5:03 pm

why do all these asian and white mixed people turn out looking mexican? she looks hispanic.

Naza May 27, 2015 at 12:45 am

It’s no wonder because Mexicans or Native Americans they carry both Asian and European genes I mean being exactly not genes but face features which was caused by this merciless nature it’s logical when e.g. Englishman and Chinese woman mix they get latinoamerican “kid-face”)))It’s an axiom, unfortunately)))

marjanel October 13, 2015 at 4:32 pm

There is not something like looking hispanic.If that would be the case,it would not be a indigenous descent but a 100% Spanish white person

cwm85 October 13, 2015 at 5:32 pm

People are so ignorant aren’t they? People can look asian and white. Black and white, native and white but no one can look Hispanic. Hispanic only means spanish speaking…

midori29 June 15, 2017 at 7:18 am

@WTF very uneducated statement you have made. Mexican is not a race. Mexicans are a combination of white, indian, and African peoples. They mixed to create Mexicans and modern day Mexico. There are three main distinct racial categories only, white, black and indian/asian. Evry other country is a mixture. Arab and hispanic are not races. Hispanic is a language and Arab is an organized religeon and a a way of life.

Nikki May 27, 2014 at 5:22 pm


She is welsh, norweigian, english, irish, scottish, native american, and possibly remote african

xforeverlove21 April 26, 2014 at 6:29 pm

I’m sorry but shes very ugly, should not be a model!

ihatemostpeople February 15, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Half white?? She looks straight up Thai. Asian genes sure are strong.

sarahle March 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

… have you ever been to thailand?

Naza May 27, 2015 at 12:48 am

Very strong)) ugliness always dominates over beauty))) OMG this’s devil’s world))Moreover, those Asians Are so fertile and baby-obsessed that it’s no wonder if in 60-70 years we will have once race:: eurasianafrican)))

Kimmel June 6, 2016 at 10:27 am

That’s already the case for 60% of the world….

J.J. February 14, 2014 at 11:02 pm

correction; her eyes are hazel (light brown) and her hair is dark brown (brunette) I think it should be listed

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