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Weirdness: Model Chrissy Teigen Celebrates a Mushroom Kingdom Birthday

Posted by Conor McMahon

Bowser's name reportedly not found on the list

Singer-songwriter John Legend has got to be feeling pretty good right now. Marrying a model is one thing, but marrying a model who later decides to celebrate her 28th birthday with a Super Mario twist is something very special indeed. After tying the knot in September this year, the newly-weds moved on to the natural next step — dressing up like video game characters and eating cake. Makes sense to us.

Never one to turn down an offer of baked goods, Mario was first on the scene as a mustachioed John Legend arrived in full costume. Though he looked a little more pregnant than portly, we can't deny the effort both celebs put into their impressively accurate outfits. Teigen even went all out and wore a pair of blue contacts to match her favourite Princess. For anybody in attendance who made the mistake of showing up in something silly like an Armani suit or a Louis Vitton dress, an on-site photobooth was available and fully stocked with props. Nothing like a Toad cap to fix a fashion faux-pas!

Themed cocktails flowed while Super Mario 3D World played on giant screens in the background, like the Princess Peach Bellini, or the ambiguously-named Mario Power-Up. Fried Oreos, mini-hamburgers and grilled cheese sandwiches were all on offer as well, with a disappointing lack of pasta dishes for the plumbers. Fortunately, the cake arrived without a kidnapping-attempt to speak of, and eagle-eyed readers might even recognize the colourful statue on top as a Club Nintendo prize.

A self-confessed fan, Teigen shared her passion with everyone in attendance by offering a variety of games to play, including Mario Party: Island Tour, which must have created a strange 'party within a party' effect. Luckily, Mario Kart 7 was also available for those who just wanted a quick thrill.

All in all, guests certainly came away with an experience, and maybe even as a Nintendo convert. Teigen affectionately labelled it as the "weirdest party ever", which seems like a good way to sum it all up. If you've ever had a Nintendo-themed birthday, be sure to let us know with a comment below!


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EverythingAmiibo said:

Looks more like a PR stunt, not an honest celebration of red and blue clad plumber. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I see a photo shoot set-up in the background... hmmmmm.



placidcasual said:

To be fair if nintendo threw a load of money at me to have a party to promote mario 3d world I'd do it. I'd have significantly lower chances of getting column inches for them though...



Squidzilla said:

@PvtOttobot That could be the photobooth area with all the props and everything, set up to take a few snaps in costume. That umbrella is definitely for lighting, but I'd say it'd be a fairly professional setup even just for fun. Not saying the whole thing doesn't have a whiff of PR about it, but it seems harmless and genuine enough!



sinalefa said:

Weird that the Luigi guy has the mustache over his nose.

The more 3D World advertising the merrier!



idork99 said:

Who knows if it was a PR stunt or not. All I know is that the idea is waaay cool! Plus a model wife who loves Nintendo?! What more can one ask for.



Prof_Elvin_Gadd said:

This very well could be a PR stunt, no doubt, but Chrissy is in fact a big Nintendo fan. She plays and enjoys a lot of video games, especially Mario and Animal Crossing, so her fandom is not fake. She's actually a really cool girl, especially considering the typical model personality.

How do I know this? Wouldn't you like to know.



Prof_Elvin_Gadd said:

@X-Factor @sinalefa - It's weird that they're fat at all! Mario and Luigi aren't really fat in their more recent games. I guess all that platforming, ghost hunting, kart racing, soccer, baseball, etc... really paid off.



MikeLove said:


Whoa! An outlandish looking birthday party with a photo shoot?! It's gotta be paid for by Nintendo!

There is no way a millionaire celebrity couple could ever afford (or want) to throw such an extravagant, garish event! Hopefully the birthday girl wasn't upset that Nintendo's marketing department took over her party and forced everyone to participate in this shameless charade



EverythingAmiibo said:

@FutureAlphaMale Not saying that they're not all fans, just that I doubt she would invite the press etc if she was doing this purely for her own/her guest's enjoyment, it's probably either Ninty sponsored or a great idea from her agent.



Henmii said:

Lol: Luigi is fatter then Mario and has a beard! Something went wrong!

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