As Chrissy Teigen revealed back in December, she and husband John Legend are awaiting the arrival of a baby girl. But it turns out, she reveals now, that the gender of their first child was totally intentional.

"I've made this decision," Teigen tells People magazine. "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.' 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. 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."