Model Chrissy Teigen Talks Gillette & Olay Endoresment Deal

Posted Friday March 9, 2012 6:04 PM GMT

Her features in the 2010-2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue have definitely raised her profile, and Chrissy Teigen has been working with Gillette and Olay to promote their new razor.

In a recent interview, Ms. Teigen (soon to be Mrs. John Legend) explained how she got hooked up with the endorsement deal.

Well, this whole partnership came about because they are the official razor of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and I am in my third year now and they so kindly asked me to represent the brand. And I am more than happy to do so because as you know as a Sports Illustrated girl we are thrown brands all the time. But one of the things that is huge for me is that it is something I really, actually, truly believe in so I was more than happy to agree to it. I’m a Gillete freak.”

She continued, “I love Venus. And I actually have learned so much throughout this process about all these different razors that exist. But now of course I’m strictly a Venus and Olay girl. Obviously ‘Olay’ is known for being an awesome skincare brand already. So their partnership together with razor and skincare elements is really huge and important and very different for a razor to have. I don’t usually feel like there are any skincare elements in it but in this one really does. You get a really close shave, which is obviously really important because it makes your legs smoother and softer. You have the gel bars that smell delicious. They smell like crème brulee and I am absolutely obsessed with them. I smell them all the time."

Chrissy also has a passion for cooking- “Basically I was really modeling for fun, but it wasn’t ever something that I wanted to do to begin with. I always loved food and I think I kind of needed an outlet. I didn’t want to just talk about modeling all the time and just be in the modeling realm. It wasn’t to shock people like ‘oh models eat and models like to cook,’ it wasn’t about that at all. I just kind of needed somewhere to just talk. I think like Twitter is somewhat difficult sometimes, and it can be kind of negative. But I feel like my blog is a place where it is so positive and it feels like a real community. I will rant about ‘What am I doing with my life? I don’t know what to do’ and then I’ll turn that into hamburgers. It makes no sense but I noticed that I always get people leaving the most lovely comments and I like to feel like the way I speak on there is much more myself. You know, Twitter is fun to be snarky and crass.”

And if she wasn’t modeling or cooking, Chrissy would want to be part of corporate America. “I always get so excited when I get to go to my friends at corporate offices. I am always like looking around. I think that’s really exciting to be apart of an actual corporate office. But I would love to be like Tabatha [of Tabatha Takes Over]. I would love to know so much about one topic that I can just go in and you know, verbally assault people.”

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