Chrissy Teigen has never been one to hold back, and she certainly didn’t censor herself while co-hosting NBC’s New Year’s Eve show.
The supermodel and cookbook author surprised viewers by chatting about vaginal steaming with fellow co-host Carson Daly.
“Classical vaginal steaming … yeah, I like to steam my vag,” the 33-year-old Teigen said as a photo that she posted on Instagram of her doing the treatment popped up on screen.
“Listen, I don’t like to do it, but if GP [Gwyneth Paltrow] tells me to do it, I’m kinda into it,” Teigen added.
“What does that mean?” Daly asked.
“You steam your ― listen, there’s a lot to it,” she said, trying to explain. He joked, “You should be in prison.”
Some viewers weren’t happy that Teigen brought up a topic like that on national television, especially because young kids were tuned in:
“Face mask / heat pad / vagina steam no I don’t know if any of this works but it can’t hurt right? *vagina dissolves*,” she captioned the photo on Instagram on June 2018.
But Jennifer Gunter, a San Francisco–based OB/GYN and writer, advised people to exercise caution before attempting the steams, as they are completely unnecessary.
“Claims that [vaginal steams] can somehow impact vaginal or uterine health are not biologically plausible,” Gunter said in 2016. “A vagina does not need to be detoxed. Ever. The vagina is a self-cleaning oven. That is why we have good bacteria.”
Vaginal steaming aside, Teigen had a bit of a rough start to 2019, when she slammed into an umbrella while attempting to kiss co-host Leslie Jones at midnight on the broadcast.