Sometimes the heat's just too high--even for the queen of the hot take.
Chrissy Teigen is known for ruling social media, and especially for never shying away from spitting fire when it comes to issues she cares about--which of course, given her rapidly mounting cookbook empire, includes food.
So combining the two--fire and food--in an appearance on Hot Ones should have been a no-brainer. The program, an online interview show by Complex and First We Feast in which interviewer Sean Evans and celebrity interviewees eat increasingly spicy wings, has seen countless celebrities wimp out after just a few levels of spice. But Teigen is no quitter. She went through all 10 levels of hotness and suffice to say it got heated, if you will!
The episode started out well enough. In pure Teigenian fashion, she shaded Nutella (agree), trashed Milky Way bars (also agree) and, perhaps most controversially, emphatically asserted Chicago deep dish is "not pizza" (resident of Chicago here and HARDEST AGREE OF ALL BECAUSE DEEP DISH IS TRASH DON'T @ ME), an opinion she immediately acknowledged will "be a thing" as soon as it hits the internet.
But none of that was any match for the wings themselves. "I'm a wing freak, I'm a hot sauce freak, I'm a hot wing freak," Teigen said at the beginning of the ep, "I feel like we're gonna be okay, but who knows?" Famous last words...
🚨NEW #HotOnes ALERT 🚨 You asked, we listened. After 6 seasons we FINALLY have @chrissyteigen in the hot seat, licki… https://t.co/4skOR11wkY— Complex (@Complex) 1538665755.0
Teigen got full too quickly, and began simply licking the increasingly hot sauces off the wings to compensate and, well...
I did hot ones yesterday. Now I’m at my throat doctor https://t.co/t3VgQ2OBaS— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen) 1537549866.0
It didn't go quite as planned.
It was a notoriously hot sauce called Da Bomb that finally did her in.
That’s the one that got me. my tongue is literally ripped. https://t.co/4QYXbRChCc— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen) 1537557280.0
In response to Hot Ones host Sean Evans, Teigen reported some strange bodily goings-on...
@seanseaevans My eyebrows have gone rogue. My tongue is too large for my mouth.— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen) 1537551063.0
...that got so out of hand she had to swallow mountains of CBD pills:
It took me two weeks of CBD pills to tame the constant twitching of my eyebrows after “da bomb” - but I’ve never ha… https://t.co/ui8m5181tQ— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen) 1538668816.0
On social media, folks were burning with delight (see what I did there) at Teigen's appearance:
@chrissyteigen I don’t think there’s ever been a more perfect matching of guest and show— Bobak Ferdowsi (@Bobak Ferdowsi) 1538669568.0
@chrissyteigen Nothing but respect for my president— Irwin Oroceo (@Irwin Oroceo) 1538669003.0
HALT. The day we've all waited for. @chrissyteigen on Hot Ones. Excuse me office job, I have important content to w… https://t.co/s5TjiLlJ0P— Sid tweets (@Sid tweets) 1538670652.0
@seanseaevans @chrissyteigen Exceptional performance. I’m truly impressed— Chlo (@Chlo) 1538721330.0
@seanseaevans @chrissyteigen Wow, this was an awesome episode. Chrissy is the greatest ever. Can't wait for my seco… https://t.co/Irxiri5GjK— Daniel Garcia (@Daniel Garcia) 1538706830.0
@seanseaevans @chrissyteigen Drinking outta the water pitcher... My hero :) lol 😁— FaythsRequiem 🏳️🌈 (@FaythsRequiem 🏳️🌈) 1538736580.0
@seanseaevans @chrissyteigen She was a Savage!— Tweeter_Me_That (@Tweeter_Me_That) 1538737807.0
And couldn't help but laugh at her ending up in the doctor's office afterward:
I’m so dead at Chrissy Teigen having to go to her throat doctor after recording her episode of Hot Ones 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭— mugatu (@mugatu) 1537802053.0
Chrissy Teigen on the seventh wing trying to be a good sport on Hot Ones https://t.co/3SQO3hNZOy— From Old Harlem (@From Old Harlem) 1537634203.0
I’m sorry but @chrissyteigen pitting an avocado at the end of hot ones is iconic and the funniest thing I’ve seen a… https://t.co/jTv34g5K9e— Jen (@Jen) 1538699171.0
But don't worry, Chrissy, we're laughing with you, not at you ;)
H/T Cosmopolitan, Time