The 32-year-old model and cookbook author finally explained her meme-worthy awards show faces during her Friday appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. After clearing up the great debate surrounding the pronunciation of her last name -- don't worry, John Legend gave us permission to keep saying Tee-gen -- Fallon couldn't help but dig deep into Teigen's incredible reaction shot at the 2018 Emmys.
"That was me trying not to react at all. Because you know how it works at these things. The camera's, like, two feet in front of you, and the red light goes on, and as soon as that light goes on, I'm like, 'Be normal!'" she told Fallon. "I can't [help it]. I swear, leading up to that red light, I'm OK. Like, I'm really good, and then... I don't know."
Fallon then brought up a snap of Teigen fast asleep at the 2017 Oscars. "Red wine... that was early on in the show, too, so by the time they got to the whole La La Land snafu, I was like, 'Oh, he won!' and I woke up a little bit, and then he lost, and I was like, 'This is the funniest thing I've ever seen happen in my entire life. I'm so glad I woke up for that,'" Teigen joked.
And the face that seemingly started it all, at the 2015 Golden Globes, is also one Teigen credits to red wine. "There's a lot of things happening here, Jimmy. Also red wine, but also a flood of emotions for my husband's award," she recalled.
When Fallon commented on how emotional she looked, Teigen cracked, "To me, I looked beautiful!"
"I'm just kidding," she added. "It was red wine too."