Chrissy Teigen getting poked in the eye with an umbrella is the first meme of 2019
We’re only a few hours into the New Year, but we already have our first meme of 2019. Last year, Mariah Carey took the honor when she demanded hot tea during her New Year’s Eve performance. But this year, the star of the show is none other than Chrissy Teigen.
Despite freezing cold temperatures and unrelenting rain, Teigen was part of NBC’s live New Year’s Eve festivities in Times Square with Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones. In an instantly iconic moment, when Teigen leaned in to hug Jones, the comedian’s umbrella poked the supermodel squarely in the eye. UM, OUCH.
Of course, we wouldn’t expect anything less from Teigen. Accidentally walking into a pointy umbrella spoke live on TV is so on brand for her. Despite how insanely painful that must have been, she played it off like a total pro by laughing through the moment. She managed to complete the hug—and didn’t even spill her champagne. What a champ.
Here it is: Leslie Jones poking Chrissy Teigen in the eye with an umbrella.
Teigen’s face says it all.
We can’t stop watching it from this angle, either. We’re dying to know what Jones whispered in her ear after it happened.
But don’t worry…Chrissy is okay.
She just, uh, might need some help finding her missing eyeball.
Meanwhile, Jones is MORTIFIED about the umbrella incident.
But Teigen assured her it’s nothing to worry about, posting proof of her two working eyeballs.
Don’t worry, Chrissy. We’re sure this isn’t any kind of bad omen for 2019. If anything, it shows how resilient you are. We’re just glad you’re okay.