Chrissy Teigen’s Mom Pepper Reveals She Brought a Giant Version of Her PEOPLE Cover to Her New Thailand House

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The model's mother, Vilailuck "Pepper" Teigen, moved back to her childhood hometown of Korat earlier this year

<p>Pepper Teigen/ Instagram; Mike Rosenthal</p>

Pepper Teigen/ Instagram; Mike Rosenthal

Chrissy Teigen’s mom found the perfect artwork to adorn her home in Thailand: Her cover from PEOPLE’s The Beautiful Issue!

Vilailuck "Pepper" Teigen posted several photos from Chrissy’s visit to her home on her Instagram Story Sunday, revealing that she decorated her house with a blown-up version of the 2021 image of the mother-daughter duo.

When PEOPLE sent Chrissy poster-sized versions of her trio of covers three years ago, she joked, “We're gonna need a bigger boat.”

The model and author, 38, recently traveled with husband John Legend and their four kids — Luna, 7, Miles, 5, Esti, 13 months, and Wren, 9 months — to visit her mother, who moved back to her childhood hometown of Korat in January.

<p>Pepper Teigen/ Instagram</p> Chrissy Teigen's mom's home in Thailand

Pepper Teigen/ Instagram

Chrissy Teigen's mom's home in Thailand

“#YAIHOUSE,” Pepper hashtagged one of the snaps of her grandchildren at her new abode, referring to the Thai word for “grandma.” In another picture, Chrissy and Esti enjoy a teacup ride at the Mall Korat, a shopping center in Thailand’s Nakhon Ratchasima Province.

Chrissy shared her own gallery of photos from the trip Sunday, writing, "Family of 6 made it to Thailand to visit yai!"

Related: Chrissy Teigen Celebrates Her Family of 6 Surviving Long Trip to Thailand: 'Babies Did Such a Good Job'

<p>Pepper Teigen/ Instagram</p> Chrissy Teigen and Esti in Thailand

Pepper Teigen/ Instagram

Chrissy Teigen and Esti in Thailand

In January, she revealed that her mom had relocated to Thailand after living in the U.S. for many years during a conversation with her Chrissy & Dave Dine Out co-host David Chang on SiriusXM’s TODAY radio show The Happy Hour.

“We haven't really told the world or the internet, and everyone's gonna be probably so confused,” Chrissy noted. “She is meant to go live her best life.”

She added that while Pepper “loves taking care of her grandchildren,” her mom is “young enough that she needs to go off and be happy.”

<p>Pepper Teigen/ Instagram</p>

Pepper Teigen/ Instagram

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Chrissy also shared plans to visit Pepper “every spring break,” so that her kids’ time with their grandmother would be “really special."

“But yeah, we miss her. So much. She's only been gone for a couple of weeks, but you feel the void," Chrissy added.

<p>Pepper Teigen/ Instagram</p> Chrissy Teigen's mom's home in Thailand

Pepper Teigen/ Instagram

Chrissy Teigen's mom's home in Thailand

She also explained that Pepper holds a strong bond with her friends in Korat and “lights up” when she sees them.

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When the mother and daughter graced one of three covers for PEOPLE's The Beautiful Issue in 2021, Pepper had been living with her daughter and Legend for years.

Mike Rosenthal Chrissy Teigen and her mom, Pepper, on the cover of PEOPLE's The Beautiful Issue in 2021
Mike Rosenthal Chrissy Teigen and her mom, Pepper, on the cover of PEOPLE's The Beautiful Issue in 2021

"We are truly one big, happy family," Chrissy said, noting that her mom had a particularly special relationship with Luna and Miles.

"She's just their everything. They have their little secrets and their little world," Chrissy added. "It's just so beautiful that she is so energetic and so there and present for our kids and our family."

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