But when it came to correcting those who were mispronouncing her surname in real life, she just didn't have the heart.
"[Gave] up a long time ago", the 32-year-old cookbook author tweeted to her followers.
In a video she posted to Twitter yesterday, the model revealed that her name was in fact pronounced TIE-gen, not TEE-gen. "It's Tie-gen", she admitted in the video, where her mother could be heard in the background saying, "Yup!" She had been doing it on objective, But now, she says, "I'm exhausted of living this lie. I even correct people when they say it correctly.it's all v effed up".
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It's already been a big week for Teigen.
The news broke in possibly the most roundabout way of all time after people noticed that Ariana Grande also pronounces her surname with a different enunciation than the rest of the world does. And there's Ree-Anna [Rihanna]. "It's Tie-gen. Isn't it, mom?"
When asked why she didn't reveal this sooner, Teigen said that she doesn't really correct people.