Chrissy Teigen is setting the record straight after being criticized for choosing to have a baby girl. The model took to her Twitter page earlier this week after a number of fans scrutinized her interview with PEOPLE magazine in which she revealed that she chose a female embryo.


“I’ve made this decision,” Chrissy said. “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.'” Teigen went on to tell PEOPLE that she was “most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl.” The model added that she would love to have a boy in the future.

gWhile many were happy to hear Chrissy’s reasoning for choosing a girl, some criticized the expectant star for choosing the gender of her baby and for “throwing away” an embryo. Chrissy responded to the backlash by providing more details about IVF procedures.

“What year is this!? And for the record, I am always happy and open to speak on infertility. The more casual, the better! I don’t mind. I also picked the embryo with a taste for bacon, a knack for magic and size 7 feet so she can always find shoes”

She added, “I think I made a mistake in thinking people understood the process better than they do, which is my fault,” she tweeted. “We didn’t ‘throw away’ anything, and still would love to have more of both [girls and boys] in the future. You’d be surprised at how many people you know go through this — also every doctor knows the sex of the embryos. It isn’t some grand secret.”

Chrissy is expecting her first child with husband John Legend. The little one is expected to arrive in summer.

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