How Did Chrissy Teigen React to Landing SI Swimsuit Issue Cover?

VIDEO: Singer talks his wife, their wedding and her big Sports Illustrated news.

When a football player wins the Super Bowl, he yells, "I'm going to Disney World."

When a supermodel lands the cover of the Sport's Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - the modeling equivalent of a Super Bowl ring - she cries "like a baby."

That was the reaction at least for this year's cover girl, Chrissy Teigen, who landed the coveted spot in a barely-there bikini bottom alongside fellow models Lily Aldredge and Nina Agdal.

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"She cried like a baby. She was so excited," Teigen's husband, singer John Legend, said today on " Good Morning America."

Legend, who married the supermodel in September in Italy, revealed that Teigen only found out about the career-altering achievement Thursday afternoon, just a few hours before the closely-held cover was unveiled to the world on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

"It was a surprise because you never really know who's going to be on the cover," Legend said. "She's been in the issue for several years now and every year it's been someone else [on the cover] and this year it's her."

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Teigen, 28, not only landed the cover but made history, becoming part of the first trio to appear on the cover in 10 years and in the Swimsuit Issue's 50 th anniversary edition.

"We're very excited about it," Legend said of the magazine, which hits newsstands on Feb. 18.

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