Chrissy Teigen Defends Choosing Gender of Her 'Darn Science Baby' Amid Backlash

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No one puts Chrissy in a corner! Supermodel and TV personality Chrissy Teigen isn’t afraid to speak her mind, and as she prepares to welcome her baby girl, she is doing it more so than ever. On Wednesday, John Legend’s wife got candid on Twitter after people criticized her decision to pick her baby’s gender.
“What year is this!? And for the record, I am always happy and open to speak on infertility,” she began. “The more casual, the better! I don't mind.”
This new defense from Teigen came after she spoke with People about picking her child’s gender after undergoing in vitro fertilization.
"I've made this decision," Teigen toldPeople. "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.'"
Later on Twitter, Teigen quipped, “I also picked the embryo with a taste for bacon, a knack for magic and size 7 feet so she can always find shoes.”
Teigen didn’t understand the backlash to choosing her child’s gender after taking a less natural route to getting pregnant.
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“What is that difference though? i've already created embryos with a doctor. only after must it be random,” she wrote. “This is all so interesting. I said it so casually because i'm just open. I'm around so many open-minded people & forgot it's controversial. anyhow I am not mad at anyone's beliefs but I don't really actively seek out people to make them feel bad about their decisions either.”
Teigen concluded her tweets by writing, “so many typos, my apologies. pretty under the weather. probably this darn science baby.”
This isn’t the first time Teigen has piped up about her pregnancy on social media. Earlier this month she was criticized for revealing that her child would have a night nurse to help the new parents out.
“I am so used to sharing our life that I forget how protective I will be soon. I cannot handle this kind of constant judgment!” Teigen tweeted, responding to several critics of her decision.
And even though she chose to have a little girl, Teigen recently admitted to ET that she’s preparing for the worst.
"We need to figure out her attitude first," Teigen explained to ET's Carly Steel and Joe Zee. "She might be a nightmare. We don't know. Everyone just assumes she'll be the sweetest thing on the planet [but] she might be a little hard."