You’ll Never Guess Why Chrissy Teigen Asked Fans for 6 Brown Bananas
Cravings are real. So when Chrissy Teigen got a hankering for banana bread yesterday but had a total of zero bruised bananas, she looked to her 7.54 million Twitter followers for help…because grocery stores are so passé.
The cooking queen put her thumbs to work and asked the Los Angeles-based Twitersphere to rummage through their fruit baskets and trash cans to provide her with six brown bananas. Hey, she’s a woman who knows what she wants.
if u have 6 BROWN bananas in the LA area, I will send my assistant to your home with a signed cookbook, John's underwear and a Becca palette— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 21, 2017
In return for the half-dozen brownanas, Teigen promised a signed cookbook, a pair of her hubby John Legend’s undies and one of her recently released Becca makeup palettes.
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. please send me a photo of u holding the bananas, giving the peace sign— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 21, 2017
She also felt it necessary to specify that only serious bananaphiles need apply.
banana submissions are now closed. thank you guys so much I will send the runner ups some banana bread once done— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 21, 2017
Once the Lip Sync Battle host identified a prime candidate, she closed the “banana submissions” and promised to split the finished product with unfruitful applicants.
And, because she’s a lady, she made sure to thank all involved.
just for safety, my assistant asks that u taste a small piece of the banana in front of her before making the trade https://t.co/k7bvlH93rO— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 21, 2017
But before Teigen sent her assistant over to collect five bananas (yeah, no one came through with six), she went over the banana trade-off safety guidelines.
Turns out Teigen’s mom, Vilailuck, is her assistant. Hey, at least they got the ’nanas.
(It should also be noted that Legend commented on this photo, confirming he was happy to give up a pair of his undies in exchange for the baked goodness of banana bread. Priorities.)
I really, really hate to say this but. I need one more banana pic.twitter.com/DBqKjQpSM7— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 21, 2017
Alas, when Mrs. Legend started whipping up her delicious concoction, she realized she really did need a sixth banana.
my mom just goes "if I go he better have 2 bananas I not going in traffic for 1" she's like a real dealer— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 21, 2017
A kind gentleman came to the rescue with a single nanner, but Teigen’s mom wasn’t pleased.
In the end, it was all worth it.
this is no longer my banana bread. this is *our* banana bread.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 22, 2017
Well, this further solidifies our staunch belief that baked goods bring people together. Thanks, Chrissy. Can’t wait for your assistant to deliver us a piece.