Chrissy Teigen reveals she chose to have a daughter: 'John would be the best father to a little girl'

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It turns out giving birth to a baby girl has been Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's plan all along.

Teigen, who's been candid about undergoing in vitro fertilization, reveals that she specifically chose the sex of her baby in a new interview with People.

"I've made this decision," Teigen says. "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.'"

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"I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl. That excited me," she continues. "It excited me to see ... just the thought of seeing him with a little girl. I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserves that bond."

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: (Exclusive Coverage) Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend August Wilson's 'Jitney' Broadway opening night at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on January 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Model Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend arrive at the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and recording artist John Legend attend The Art of Elysium presents Stevie Wonder's HEAVEN - Celebrating the 10th Anniversary at Red Studios on January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and singer-songwriter John Legend arrive at The Art of Elysium celebrating the 10th Anniversary at Red Studios on January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Recording artist John Legend (L) and model Chrissy Teigen attend The Art of Elysium presents Stevie Wonder's HEAVEN - Celebrating the 10th Anniversary at Red Studios on January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for The Art of Elysium)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend Target's Toycracker Premiere event at Spring Studios on December 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Chrissy Teigen (L) and John Legend host the celebration of MATERIAL GOOD's 1st Anniversary on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Material Good)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Model Chrissy Teigen and Singer John Legend attends Target's Toycracker Premiere Event at Spring Studios on December 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Model Chrissy Teigen and musician/husband John Legend arrive at the 2016 American Music Awards held at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Chrissy Teigen, John Legend arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 18: Model Chrissy Teigen and singer-songwriter John Legend attend the 11th Annual Andy Roddick Foundation Gala at ACL Live on November 18, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Model Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend arrive at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 13: Model Chrissy Teigen attends La Mer Celebrates 50 Years of an Icon at Siren Studios on October 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jennifer Lourie/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the photocall for the Lancome Celebrates 80 Years of Beauty With All Its Ambassadresses on July 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Lancome)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen attend day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 16: Model Chrissy Teigen arrives at 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino for a special Pre-Billboard Music Award celebration on May 16, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Emily Ratajkowski and Gabrielle Union leave the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 26: Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and recording artist John Legend attend The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for NATAS)
Chrissy Teigen attends The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. (Photo by Christopher Polk via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Chrissy Teigen and John Legend arrive at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) John Legend and Chrissy Teigen attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF15/WireImage)
Actress Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Model Chrissy Teigen (L) and recording artist John Legend attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen and comedian Adam Devine attend the Sports Illustrated 2015 Swimsuit Takes Over Nashville With Kings of Leon event. (Photo by Rick Diamond via Getty Images)
Model Chrissy Teigen and singer/songwriter John Legend attend the unveil of the Reimagine Learning Initiative during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (Photo by Cindy Ord via Getty Images)
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen celebrates His Birthday And The 10th Anniversary Of His Debut Album 'Get Lifted'. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)
Simon Huck, Chrissy Teigen and Jonathan Cheban attend John Legend Celebrates His Birthday And The 10th Anniversary Of His Debut Album 'Get Lifted' at CATCH NYC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)
Chrissy Teigen hosts Shutterfly's Wine, Dine and D.I.Y. Design Holiday Event at Sopra on November 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil via Getty Images)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the White Party Dinner Hosted by Andrea and Veronica Bocelli Celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy Benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. (Photo by Andrew Goodman via Getty Images)
Chef Dominique 'Cronut King' Ansel and model Chrissy Teigen attend as DKNY celebrates the launch of the new DKNY MYNY fragrance with Rita Ora, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Bronfman, among other notables, at General Worth Square at Madison Square Park. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): John Legend and Chrissy Teigen -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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The 30-year-old supermodel says the couple will eventually have a son too.

"A boy will come along," she says. "We'll get there too, so it's not like we really have to pick. But he definitely is very lucky to have a little girl. And this girl is going to be so completely lucky to have John as her papa -- it's crazy!"

Teigen revealed her first child will be a girl last December, when she Instagrammed her gorgeous Vogue Thailand January 2016 cover.

"A couple minutes after this shot, John and I learned we were having our little baby girl!" she wrote.

Legend, 37, also shared the same photo to Instagram, gushing over his wife's cover pic that was shot "the day we found out we were pregnant with our baby girl."

See the pair's awesome home:

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Sliding glass doors in the sunken living room open up to the terrace.
There’s room to spare for Legend’s grand piano in the airy home, not to mention inspiring views.
The spacious kitchen is perfect for Teigen, who is a food blogger and cookbook author.
The master bedroom includes a dramatic light fixture and a gas fireplace.
This deluxe steam shower features bold tile.
A large window next to the metallic tile tub offers views of the city.
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When ET caught up with the couple at the GRAMMYs earlier this month, Teigen said they were "working on" writing a new song for when they welcome their first child this spring.

"We need to figure out her attitude first," the cooking aficionado told ET exclusively. "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."

And they have yet to decide on a name!

"We have maybe 10 options we just switch through," Teigen shared. "We can't pick. We've got to see her."

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Last month, Legend also revealed his simple parenting philosophy in an exclusive sit-down with ET.

"I think you just want to raise your boys and your girls to be smart and confident and self-aware and, just be good people," the "All of Me" singer shared.

Watch below:

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