She may not have been aware of Shah’s butt-grazing, but Chrissy Teigen certainly knows (and is willing to call someone out on) behavior that is unbecoming of a brand ambassador. Once again, the Model Employee is providing a humorous and thoughtful look behind the scenes of life in Las Vegas, as seen on our competition series. To the recap!
Read on for Chrissy’s take on the contestants’ fourth challenge, including Shah’s dramatic meltdown, and the fact that we should never, ever, ever think of separating our M&M’s by color–even if it’s to make a reference to The Wedding Planner.
Well this episode provided me with yet another line I will be adding to my refrigerator in the form of those silly word magnets: “I can spot a crazy bitch from a mile away, and that’s where she can stay,” offered up by dear Britany. And that’s pretty much the overall theme of this episode.
The girls are given their challenge by moi, as I stand in front of 100 catered hamburgers with my name written on top in ketchup. I ask Doug, Mandalay Bay’s head concierge, if that’s the craziest request he has ever gotten. OF COURSE NOT. Actually, I am pretty sure I have personally asked Doug in prior stays for things much crazier, but we won’t get into that…
The girls are split up into two teams to take on the task of being hotel concierges. They must pick their own leader and Johanna immediately lets it be known that noooo way should she be the leader as she is not good with people and will curse them out. While I appreciate this honestly, I gotta agree with Shah on this one: how are you gonna be a spokesmodel if you’re bad with people!? In modeling, you can be as huge of a b–ch as you want; you can’t see “b–ch” in photographs. But spokesmodels, your whole world is kissing hands and dealing with people. Probably not the best statement to throw out there, but who am I to talk?
Concierges fascinate me. As I am in hotels most of my life, the concierge kind of becomes my partner in crime in whichever city I’m in. They’re like your one-day best friend. Did you know there are actually life concierges you can hire on a yearly basis? Seriously. (Rich people) can buy yearlong memberships to have a luxury concierge cater to all your life’s needs. This includes s–t like hunting down this month’s impossible-to-find “it-bag” for your wife on your anniversary, dinner reservations at uber-exclusive restaurants, salon appointments, everything. Basically an assistant on steroids.
Anyhoo, the head concierges, who will automatically be the challenge MVPs if their team wins are Aspen and Alexis which I thought was great–both are mothers who cater to the needs of someone else every day, alllllll day. Shudder. I can’t even imagine.
Alexis and Aspen are stuck at the desk, fielding outside tasks to their teams and taking on some oddball tasks at their stations. The first of which is separating brown and more colorful M&M’s from a couple of dudes. Personally, I would have flipped the bowl of M&M’s onto the floor at such a request, only after Googling that the brown ones indeed have the same effing ingredients as the colorful ones so those two guys can kindly stop wasting my time. But, hey, that’s why I’m not a concierge. They do it and are completely sweet about it, of course. They’re great.
Fun fact: did you know that Van Halen were the first to add such a request to their rider for every show? A giant bowl of M&M’s but absolutely no brown ones? This had nothing to do with the fact the brown ones were bothersome in any way, but more about the fact that their show had an extremely intricate production. If band members found brown M&M’s, they knew the promoter hadn’t fully reviewed the rider or contracts and there could be other problems lurking.
The more you know.