Chrissy Teigen explains why she chose to have a daughter with John Legend through IVF

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend were in a unique position when conceiving their first child: they were able to choose the baby's sex. The Sports Illustrated model revealed in a candid new interview that she picked her daughter from “her little embryo.”

“I’ve made this decision,” Chrissy told People. “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.’”

Chrissy Teigen says she and John Legend chose to have a daughter.

The 30-year-old’s reasoning for choosing a daughter stemmed from her desire to see her husband as father to a baby girl. She explained, “I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl. That excited me.”

Chrissy continued, “It excited me to see … just the thought of seeing him with a little girl. I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserves that bond. A boy will come along. We’ll get there too, so it’s not like we really have to pick. But he definitely is very lucky to have a little girl. And this girl is going to be so completely lucky to have John as her papa — it’s crazy!”

No doubt John will make an excellent father, however there is one thing he most likely won’t be doing once his bundle of joy arrives: engaging in baby talk. “John’s very big on full sentences and not doing baby talk,” Chrissy revealed. “Even when he’s talking to the dog he’s like, ‘Putty, you need to go outside and use the restroom today.’ And I’m like, ‘What the f—, it’s a dog! You’re crazy!’”

Chrissy underwent IVF treatments to conceive.

While Chrissy and the “All of Me” singer might not see eye to eye where talking to their child is concerned, the supermodel admitted, “I’m excited to see what he is going to do because I think we’ll have two very different styles."

She continued, “I’m excited to see that part of John; We’ve been together so long, and sometimes we look at each other and we’re like, ‘I know everything about you and you know everything about me,’ but we have no idea what we’re going to be like as parents. I think it’ll be really fun. I’m excited.”

On Tuesday, Chrissy debuted her other "baby" — her new cookbook, Cravings. While the author's phone was surely ringing with congratulatory calls from friends and family, she was also treated to a barrage of calls from strangers. She revealed on Twitter, "Early purchasers of my cookbook were gifted with my tiiiiiny phone number on Pippa's collar on page 111. Learned this after 100 or so calls!"

The photo within the cookbook showed Chrissy and her 37-year-old husband lounging with their dog, whose tag showed her phone number with "Call if Lost." Thankfully it's all been resolved since then! The model tweeted, "I have since changed it but thank you for all the kind voicemails but really, to all friends, I had to change my number today so please don't be mad at me for not getting back to any texts!!!!"

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