After it was revealed that 50 people have been accused of participating in a cheating scheme to admit their children into colleges, Teigen decided to try one of the tactics with her own photos.
Teigen shared the poorly edited photos, which show her face, as well as the faces of John Legend, Jen Atkin, and Mike Rosenthal, photoshopped onto professional soccer players on Twitter, where she wrote: “Does this look real? We are trying to get into Harvard.”
The model’s tweet was liked more than 89,000 times and received hundreds of comments from people amused by the joke.
“This is your best tweet ever Chrissy,” one person wrote.
Another said: “Yep looks legit, let me start your entrance process, I’ll just need a down payment of $500,000 and we’re set.”
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen)March 13, 2019
Teigen’s humorous college admissions attempt comes after reports two of the parents involved in the scandal edited photos of their children to make it appear that they were athletes.
In the complaint, it alleges that Devin Sloane and Elisabeth Kimmel created fake athletic profiles for their children and doctored photos, in addition to paying more than $200,000, so that there children would be admitted to the University of Southern California.
According to court documents, Sloane worked with a graphic designer to ensure the photos of her son playing water polo were passable, while Kimmel’s son was Photoshopped to look as if he could pole vault.
The scheme has been referred to as the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted, according to CNN.