Chrissy Teigen

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Teigen in 2013; photo by

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.

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.

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


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


Curious about ethnicity

40 Responses

  1. Jacklyn 224 says:

    Her mix surprised me,I knew she was mixed race but not a Eurasian but a BW mixed woman.She even has a wide nose.What’s funny is her husband looks like he has Asian ancestry but doesn’t while she looks like she has black ancestry but doesnt

    • oceaha says:

      I thought the exact same thing. I never really paid attention to her last name so I didn’t realize it was Norwegian. looking at her now though, its obvious she southeast Asian ancestry, especially in her facial structure and her lips.

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