It’s not unusual to see celebrities and their plumped up lips in our social feeds. But this morning, Chrissy’s hit a little different. You see, to the general browser scrolling through socials, this looks like your typical lip filler gone a little bit awry.

But, alas, it was an orange, people. Not filler. Fruit. Which reminds me to tell you all – WASH YOUR FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.

Blame the orange!

Chrissy posted a pic of her new plumped-up pout along with the hilarious caption on Instagram:

lmao lookin great!! not filler fail – I’d tell you! I don’t give a shit! It happened after I bit the skin of a suspicious orange. Maybe pesticides on the outside? I look like a juicy blow up doll, freshly unpacked.”

Source: Instagram

Funny… but not

So while we can all admire Chrissy’s bouncy and VERY fleshy plump lips, there IS an underlying message here. And it’s not TELL US WHERE YOU BOUGHT YOUR ORANGES. #freelipfiller

Jessica Seinfeld commented on Chrissy’s post:

From personal experience, I can tell you it’s called orange or mango dermatitis.”

And with that, a flurry of people agreed to the diagnosis. Which is scary that such an allergic reaction can be triggered by food you weren’t aware you were mildly – or severely – allergic to.

Chrissy Teigen lips
I mean, OUCH. And BOUNCY. But mostly ouch. Source: Instagram

Consider ourselves schooled

Chrissy did jump to the conclusion that the reaction could have been from a pesticide or something otherwise sprayed on the fruit (she bit through the orange skin to make an incision in which to then peel it).

Which brings me to this point: We must all wash our produce before eating it.

Sure, fruit and veg look shiny and clean when we buy it. But we don’t know where it’s been.

Chances are, it’s been sprayed, waxed, dropped on floors and machinery, and of course, touched by dozens of people before it gets to our kitchen counter. Think about that for a minute. Fill a container with two parts water,  one part vinegar and rinse your produce, peeps! 


Chrissy reassures fans: “They’re getting better” Source: Instagram

Our fingers are crossed for a speedy recovery for Chrissy Teigen’s lips – she updated fans today on her Instagram story saying “They’re getting better. The lips are getting better!” while snuggling daughter Luna and looking a million dollars. We wouldn’t expect any less from this glam mama!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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