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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model and Avid Home Cook Chrissy Teigen Signs Book Deal with Clarkson Potter

(November 13, 2014—New York, NY) Chrissy Teigen, Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model and avid home cook, has reached an agreement to write her first cookbook with Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House’s Crown Publishing Group. Doris Cooper, Vice President and Associate Publisher, Clarkson Potter, and Francis Lam, Editor-at-Large, Clarkson Potter, acquired North American rights. The book, which is as of yet untitled, will be issued in print and digital formats. A publication date has not yet been set.

Fans of Chrissy Teigen’s food blog, So Delushious, ‎and Instagram and Twitter feeds know that one of her greatest pleasures in life is to cook with and for her friends and family, including her husband John Legend. She loves sharing her passion for food with her millions of fans online, offering recipe triumphs and side-splitting commentary on her culinary exploits in the kitchen. In this spirit, Chrissy’s first cookbook will be just as fun and entertaining as she is, highlighting approximately 100 original recipes with color photos and peppered with hilarious anecdotes and photos from Chrissy’s Instagram and Twitter profiles to inspire her fans to get into the kitchen and start cooking.

Francis Lam says, “Chrissy is one of the sharpest, funniest people on Twitter, but behind all the LOLs is her very serious love of cooking and life around the table—she inspires young women to cook with confidence and to feel cool doing it.” Doris Cooper adds, “Chrissy’s passion for sharing food couldn’t be more genuine, and we’re thrilled to help her bring that to the world.”

Chrissy Teigen says, “I am honored to be the first person to bake parchment paper into a cake and write a ‎cookbook in the same year. I’m proud to be this pioneer and hopefully inspire others to embark on their own culinary adventures—successful or otherwise.”

Next up, Teigen will cohost ABC’s new syndicated talk show titled The F.A.B., which will launch in fall 2015.

Teigen is represented by WME | IMG, 3 Arts Entertainment, and ‎Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.

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Known for her clever, irreverent, yet savvy, tweets and Instagram photos, 2014 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model and television host Chrissy Teigen is also the founder and author of Teigen will cohost ABC’s new syndicated talk show titled The F.A.B., which will launch in fall 2015.

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Clarkson Potter is an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a Penguin Random House Company. Penguin Random House ( is the world’s first truly global trade book publisher. It was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of an agreement between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin, with the parent companies owning 53 percent and 47 percent, respectively. Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and India; Penguin’s trade publishing activity in Asia and South Africa; DK worldwide; and Random House’s companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally, across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.



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