Chrissy Teigen Was Undergoing IVF While Shooting Her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover

It’s not all as glamorous as it seems.

Dumpling magician Chrissy Teigen revealed that she had larger issues to attend behind the scenes of her knockout Sports Illustrated Swimsuit feature in a recent interview with People.

“I was doing IVF [in vitro fertilization] during the shoot,” she said at the SI Swimsuit “Swim Beach” fan event in Miami on Wednesday. “I was getting my shots and everything in Zanzibar, I had a little medical kit. It was hard because you bloat from it, and you bruise — if I hit the wrong area. That’s the kind of things we had to cover with makeup.”


Teigen revealed that she and John Legend were having trouble conceiving in a candid discussion back in September with her FABlife co-host Tyra Banks, who also struggled with infertility and now is a mother via surrogate. “It’s kind of crazy because I can’t imagine being that nosy to be like, ‘So, when are the kids coming?’,” said Teigen. “Because who knows what somebody’s going through.”

Don’t expect a fireplace tapestry of a pregnant Teigen and Legend anytime soon though. “John and I aren’t the kind of people to have photo of ourselves in our house, like embracing the pregnant and naked thing,” she told People. “But if it were for a cool magazine and beautifully done, I would do that … [SI Swim], I would have definitely done pregnant!”

Launch the gallery at the top of the page to view photos of Teigen at the SI fan event in Miami.