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Happy New Year! Chrissy Teigen Gets Hit In Face With Umbrella On Live TV

Video Chrissy Teigen Gets Hit By Umbrella NBC NYE Coverage
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Jan. 1 2019, Published 2:02 p.m. ET

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NBC's New Year's Eve show co-host Chrissy Teigen was hit in the face with an umbrella after the big ball drop. As's video shows, John Legend's model wife attempted to hug fellow host Leslie Jones in the live moment—but the comedienne accidentally hit Teigen right on the kisser as both women awkwardly wielded their champagne glasses. It all went down after the clock struck midnight and the ball had dropped in Times Square in New York. Teigen, 33, was a good sport, regrouped, and ducked under Ghostbusters' star Jones' umbrella to finally pull off the New Year's Eve embrace with Jones.

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But the hilarious fail went viral and Teigen, known for her TMI moments, was also dissed for discussing her practice of "vaginal steaming" with another host, Carson Daly, before midnight on Monday night's NBC show.

Earlier this year, Teigen showed photos on social media of herself squatting over a bowl of steaming water. The practice is believed to cleanse the vagina and help regulate menstruation and ease period cramping. The mother of singer Legend's two kids wrote online at the time, "face mask / heat pad / vagina steam. no I don’t know if any of this works but it can’t hurt right? *vagina dissolves*"

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One medical professional, Dr. Jen Gunter, tweeted in response, "The vagina steam is a scam. Potentially harmful."

TV watchers certainly didn't want to hear about it to celebrate the New Year! One viewer complained on Twitter, "Watching NBC with my 12 year old 20 min before the ball drops and Chrissy Teigen starts talking about vaginal steaming. Really?! The host of NYE... vaginal steaming? Come on... have a little CLASS. Too many families watching honey. Not cute."

Teigen's gaffes weren't the only issues with NBC's coverage of the famed Times Square event. Many were outraged that the network failed to broadcast a countdown clock or the big moment itself. "Is it just me or did #NBC not show the actual ball drop?" one viewer tweeted. "NBC this is the worst New Years Show ever!!!" another ranted. Others called it a "train wreck."

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