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Chrissy Teigen's Face Is the Best Part of 'Lip Sync Battle'

By Rebecca Pahle | Miscellaneous | April 9, 2015 |

By Rebecca Pahle | Miscellaneous | April 9, 2015 |

“What’s a Chrissy Teigen?,” I asked my friends as we gathered on Easter to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus the way the good Lord intended: By watching The Rock lip sync to “Shake It Off.” “Wait, is she married to John Legend?”

She is, indeed, married to John Legend. But, as I would learn over the next 40 minutes, as I watched the first two episodes of Lip Sync Battle, she is also a magnificent mermaid and/or space alien. Her role in the show is “color commentator,” which means she stands in a booth off to the side and, I can only assume, composes the next great postmodern Russian novel in her head while the camera occasionally cuts to her.


I don’t know whether she’s laughing or preparing to shed her exoskeleton before launching at LL Cool J’s jugular, but either way, she is enjoying life.


Chrissy, can we be friends? I feel like we’d have a good time hanging out together.


I have similar feelings about The Rock, Chrissy!


She and Legend might be my new Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. Her reactions to him lip syncing rap songs are gold. To wit:




Seeing her husband in hammer pants made her have an existential crisis.


“This is how humans clap on planet Earth, right?”


Chrissy Teigen is a genuine delight, and I want her to play Channing Tatum’s long lost sister in that 21 Jump Street/Men in Black crossover. Shine on, you magical diamond.

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