Today, at 12:51pm ET, Chrissy Teigen put out the call. She needed some overripe bananas STAT.
The model, Twitter queen, and generally relatable human made the request to her followers on Twitter Thursday, asking for six all-caps “BROWN” bananas from anyone in the greater Los Angeles area. Teigen promised gifts by way of her assistant for whichever loyal fan came through.
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
We have a lot of questions about “John’s underwear,” but OK. A signed copy of her cookbook and a Becca eyeshadow palette sound like pretty dope prizes.
Teigen made clear this was serious banana business. Anyone with the goods had to offer a picture of holding the bananas—and flashing a peace sign, probably so Teigen could verify authenticity of aforementioned bananas.
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. please send me a photo of u holding the bananas, giving the peace sign— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 21, 2017
Obviously, people were eager step forward and offer their bananas in exchange for lavish gifts and adoration from Teigen.
This is my moment … define "la area" pic.twitter.com/Q50hDIx41z— Jaz (@Jazzzyx0) September 21, 2017
In Toluca lake, pls take them. pic.twitter.com/DjGY9jk8NO— Brianna Baxter (@BriBaxter1) September 21, 2017
But was it enough?
I’ve got 2. Now you just need 4 more. pic.twitter.com/4HSxrzEw6u— Jake Updegraff (@OnAirJake) September 21, 2017
Could ANYONE come forward with exactly the number of bananas requested?
SO CLOSE. she might kill me if she has to drive to multiple homes across LA https://t.co/k7bvlH93rO— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 21, 2017
Well, close enough. Twitter user @bymeg, Meg Zukin, made up for her shortage of one banana by offering to meet Teigen’s assistant halfway. And they even live in the same area.
SO DOES SHE! ok I think 5 will do. thank you so much will DM you now!!! https://t.co/mCWqYaxLzl— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 21, 2017
Just like that, within 16 minutes of the original call, the deed was one. Our condolences to the losing banana owners.
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
A gracious host of the Banana Games of 2017, Teigen thanked the participants. It won’t be long before Teigen is enjoying a loaf of delicious warm banana bread (hopefully with her husband John Legend).
Oh—and one more thing. Nobody better dare try to poison her.
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
There’s only one question left for the world. Where can we apply for the job of being Chrissy Teigen’s assistant?