February 14th, 2014
10:55 AM ET
Chrissy Teigen has joined the elite class of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover models, but she's still the Twitter-happy, fast food-loving, reality TV-watching Teigen we already know and adore.
As the 28-year-old celebrates her new cover of Sports Illustrated - which she shares with Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge and Nina Adgal - she's doing it with one of her old (and best habits):
But just because she isn't letting her accomplishment go to her head doesn't mean Teigen doesn't recognize the gravity of her newest booking.
"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH," the model tweeted on February 14. "I mean what else is there to say. I just cannot believe it. What an honor. Never, ever, ever have felt this kind of pure joy. Crazy crazy."
Endearingly, Teigen's been receiving praise from industry legends like Tyra Banks:
Her husband, musician John Legend:
And everyday fans alike:
But if she had to name one thing she liked most about her Sports Illustrated shoot, it would be the pose.
After Kate Upton complimented the cover stars on their "gorgeous cover" - "loving the booty vday!" she said - Teigen responded: "thank you love!! I most enjoy the gentle hand placements."
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