Chrissy Teigen‘s 2019 began with a bang on live TV.
To clarify, it was a bang right into Leslie Jones’ umbrella onstage during NBC’s live New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square as Teigen moved in for an unsuccessful New Year’s hug.
The ball had dropped to signify 2019 was here, the band was playing “Auld Lang Syne,” co-host Carson Daly was taking a sip of champagne and Teigen went in for a hug with fellow host Jones.
It did not go well. The umbrella knocked right into Teigen’s face.
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All was OK. After the blow, Teigen doggedly resumed her hug with Jones. The second attempt was successful.
And Teigen quickly signaled on Twitter that she was fine, saying, “I’m okay!”
In many cultures that is considered good luck. Hopefully the rest of 2019 goes much better.