Forget Modeling, Chrissy Teigen Says Cooking ‘Should Have Been My First Calling’

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She has a extremely successful modeling profession, is co-hosting ABC’s talk show FABLife and Spike’s Lip Sync Battle, but where Chrissy Teigen really belongs is in the kitchen.

“I think like this really should have been my first calling,” Teigen informs Modern Luxury in their September issue. “I love whenever people send me photos of the recipes that they’ve made-that makes me really emotional.”

Of her future (and highly anticipated) cook book, the supermodel says it’s not really what you might expect coming from a star.

“This isn’t your typical celebrity cookbook,” she says. “I really hate when you can tell somebody who doesn’t have a passion for it is pumping out a book.”

Teigen has already given her followers a look at what’s to come from the book due out next April, from mouth-watering food images to balancing a plate of chicken wings on her bum.

And even if developing recipes like her jalapeño chips have caused her to not only “lose my mind” but also fall off a pre-photo shoot diet, her fans make it all worth it.

“I don’t think I would work at all without people that love it,” she says. “The people that you inspire to cook, who have never cooked a day in their lives and are finally cooking their first meal. Or people that feel like they’re comfortable showing their stretch marks because I shared mine. That to me is fantastic. That’s such a good feeling.”