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Teigen: Cooking should have been my calling

Chrissy Teigen has slammed celebrities who have released cookbooks without having a passion for it.

The 29-year-old model and presenter has made a name for herself as a culinary maverick and is preparing to release her first cookbook in April 2016.

And Chrissy said she finds it incredibly touching when her fans successfully test her recipes.

“I really feel like this [cooking] should have been my first calling,” Chrissy told Modern Luxury magazine. “I love when people send me photos of the recipes that they’ve made—that makes me very emotional.”

Chrissy certainly isn’t the first model to have made a move into the cooking arena.

But she took the opportunity in the interview to slam those celebrities who lend their name to recipe books without having a passion for cooking.

“This isn’t your typical celebrity cookbook,” she said. “I really hate when you can tell somebody who doesn’t have a passion for it is pumping out a book.”

Chrissy has teamed up with renowned recipe developer Adeena Sussman for the book, with Top Chef Masters judge Francis Lam editing the tome.

Despite it being almost a year until the book will hit shelves, Chrissy’s fans are already chomping at the bit to get their hands on her tasty treats.

And the stunning star added to the magazine that without her fans, she would not be anywhere near as successful as she has become.

“I don’t think I would work at all without people that love it,” she said. “The people that you inspire to cook, who have never cooked a day in their lives and are finally cooking their first meal. Or people that feel like they’re comfortable showing their stretch marks because I shared mine. That to me is fantastic. That’s such a good feeling.”

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