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Chrissy Teigen recalls ‘spiraling’ after DNA test mistakenly showed she had an identical twin

By Brooke Villanueva Published Jun 06, 2023 2:51 pm

Chrissy Teigen shared an unforgettable experience she had with a DNA test, which mistakenly showed that she had a long-lost identical twin.

The book author recalled the shocking moment in an Instagram post on June 4 that she captioned “DUDE.”

She began her video by sharing that she decided to take a DNA test for a health and wellness program she's been on for a few years now.

“The first thing that came up before learning that I am part Neanderthal was this,” she shared, showing a graphic of her family tree.

She then flashed the results of her test that said she had an identical twin. 

“Honestly, at this point, I’m spiraling. I call my dad and I literally say, ‘Dad, hey, did you see me come out of mom’s vagina and were there two of me?’” she recalled. To which, her dad let out a good laugh and said they only welcomed one child during her birth. 

After talking to her nearest and dearest about her situation, Chrissy learned that her “identical twin” was herself. “My identical twin was myself. I was matching myself,” she said. 

How did it happen? She was supposed to be part of the show Finding Your Roots, where, according to E! Online, host Henry Louis Gates Jr. “reviews celebrities’ DNA results with them, helping them trace bloodlines and analyze their genetics.”

In the program, participants are required to submit DNA tests under aliases to make sure their reactions would be “real” when the results are revealed on air. “Though they never ended up filming Chrissy’s episode, the test results were still out there, and she inadvertently stumbled into them,” the report read.