Chrissy Teigen is known for both her playful sense of humor and a penchant for being open and honest. Unfortunately, when she recently quipped about extensive plastic surgery, some weren’t sure if it was a case of a joke or an outright admission.

The 31-year-old model is currently in promotion mode for her first foray into cosmetics, a highlighter kit called the Becca X Chrissy Glow Face Palette. At an event last night with beauty journalists and industry insiders, Teigen mentioned that some people always assumed her trademark cheeks were implants.

“Everything about me is fake except my cheeks,” the model quipped. She then pointed to her forehead, her nose, her lips: “Fake, fake, fake.” And while some outlets like Byrdie pointed out she made the remarks “with a laugh,” the joke went over some of their heads and they assumed the model was admitting to an almost total surgical facial reconfiguration.

Of course, some of the confusion came from the fact that Teigen did admit to one weird real cosmetic procedure during the event.

“I had my armpit sucked out.” Teigen said. “It added two inches of length to my arms.”
“I’m not shy talking about that sort of thing,” she added. “I have no regrets.”
The assertion that almost “everything” about her “face is fake” quickly spread around the Internet, but luckily Teigen, a power Twitter user, is quite familiar with how the internet works and shut down the misunderstanding with some additional jokes.

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