Chrissy Teigen Shares Adorable Throwbacks to Pre-SI Swimsuit Modeling Days

The mom of three offered up a few photos from grade school.
Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen.

Chrissy Teigen posed for the SI Swimsuit Issue seven years in a row and has built an incredible lifestyle empire with her brand, Cravings by Chrissy Teigen. But before she became a household name, Teigen was just a youngster dreaming of her amazing future to come.

The mom of three shared a few precious flashback photos from her youth on Twitter on Thursday. The first three were school photos from various years, in which Teigen rocked a jean vest and bangs, a sleeveless sweater turtleneck and an American Eagle-branded thermal shirt. The final image showed Teigen’s mother, Vilailuck Teigen, holding her daughter as a little girl.

Plenty of Teigen’s 12.9 million followers on the platform chimed in with feedback.

“Why did you skip the braces phase? 😂,” questioned one follower, to which the model responded, “Retainer!”

“No fair, you completely skipped over the awkward teenage phase!” someone said.

Others pointed out the resemblance in the photos to Teigen’s 6-year-old daughter, Luna.

“Oh my goodness your daughter looks so much like you in that last photo!!” one fan gushed. “She’s your mini!”

“All I see is Luna,” someone else agreed.

“I really thought Miles looked like John until I saw young Chrissy,” another follower piped in of Teigen’s 4-year-old son.

The same day, Teigen shared a sweet photo of her family of five with husband John Legend and her three children on Instagram. In her caption, she quipped that the next family portrait would also include the family’s many animals.

“(poodle, frenchie, something I dunno terrier, basset hound, two bunnies and bearded dragon, prob something else by the time this loads),” the 2014 SI Swimsuit Issue cover model quipped.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.