Chrissy Teigen is busy doing interviews promoting her book "Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat." (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Chrissy Teigen defends her choice of a baby girl

Chrissy Teigen has a candid response to folks who aren’t pleased with her carefully planned entry into motherhood.

The model and TV host, who has been public about fertility struggles she and husband John Legend have experienced, said that the in vitro fertilization process allowed her to choose to give birth to a girl.

“Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl,’” Teigen told People in an interview published Wednesday, in connection with the release of “Cravings,” her cookbook. (Interestingly, a photo in the book of her French bulldog had her cellphone number on the pooch’s collar; the number has since been disconnected.)

Teigen, 30, said she was “excited” by the thought of seeing her husband with a little girl.

When online critics accused the model of picking the child’s hair and eye color as well, and blasting her for “messing with natural blessings from God,” she responded, “My natural blessing from God was infertility.”

In related news, sort of, Entertainment Weekly offers up its list of “dream hosts” for the VH1 revival of “America’s Next Top Model,” taking into account that creator and former head judge Tyra Banks will not appear on the New York-set reboot. (She’ll executive produce.) Talents on the EW dream list include: Teigen, Gigi Hadid, Zendaya, Cindy Crawford, Rebecca Romijn, Coco Rocha and Karlie Kloss.


At last, people have nice things to say about society’s unsung heroes: teachers. If dating app Tinder is any indication, they’re kinda attractive.

Tinder released a list of which jobs on the app get the most right swipes.

For women, the top five most right-swiped are: 1) physical therapist; 2) interior designer; 3) founder/entrepreneur; 4) PR/communications; and 5) teacher.

For men, they are: 1) pilot; 2) founder/entrepreneur; 3) firefighter; 4) doctor; 5) TV/radio personality; 6) teacher. (OK, so they snuck in at No. 6 for guys.)


Former Posh Spice Victoria Beckham announced that she “just can’t do heels any more” and will be ditching stilettos in favor of sensible shoes, at least for everyday wear … San Francisco State University alumni nominated for Oscars include Rich McBride (for visual effects for “The Revenant”), Jonas Rivera, (for animated feature film for “Inside Out”), and Christopher Scarabosio (for sound mixing for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).


Actress Rashida Jones is 40. … Comedian Chelsea Handler is 41. … Comedian Carrot Top is 49. … Actress Tea Leoni is 50. … Singer John Doe of X is 62. … Actress Karen Grassle is 74. … Talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael is 81.

— Staff, wire reports

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