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Chrissy Teigen is due to give birth to her first child in the spring after undergoing IVF treatment, and she revealed to PEOPLE that she knew she wanted a girl long before she was actually pregnant, so she didn’t leave the gender of her baby to chance.

“I’ve made this decision,” she told the 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.’”

Chrissy went on to explain why she wanted her first child to be a 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,” she told People. “Just the thought of seeing him with a little girl. I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserves that bond. A boy will come along.”

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Not long after Chrissy shared her decision to handpick a mini-me, many took to social media to blast her for selecting the perfect qualities that she wants, rather than allow nature work its magic. Teigen was quick to defend her decision, revealing that her infertility issues give her the right to build the perfect baby.

“My natural blessing from god was infertility,” she tweeted. In a separate tweet, she said, “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.”

As the criticism continued, Chrissy said, “I also picked the embryo with a taste for bacon, a knack for magic and size 7 feet so she can always find shoes.”

Chrissy’s build-a-baby will be the first child for her and husband John Legend.

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