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Chrissy Teigen Savagely Trolls John Legend After His EGOT Win

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Chrissy Teigen Savagely Trolls John Legend After His EGOT Win

John Legend has lived up to his name and reached EGOT status - which wouldn't be complete without Chrissy Teigen hilariously trolling her husband for the achievement.

At this year's Creative Arts Emmy Awards, John Legend took home a statue for his work in the production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Teigen filmed the moment the star added the Emmy trophy to his wall of awards and posted it on Instagram with the comment: "And I say hey, what a wonderful kind of day."

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This is a reference to Legend being trolled in a meme saying he looks like the 90s cartoon character 'Arthur Reed' from Arthur.

Back in June Teigen posted a picture on Instagram of her daughter holding an Arthur teddy bear with the comment: "Luna and Daddy," fueling the fire for fans to roast the EGOT winner for his resemblance to the character.

Credit: Chrissy Teigen/Instagram
Credit: Chrissy Teigen/Instagram

Obviously Teigen posted loving comments towards her husband for his win, but none are quite as good as the subtle but hilarious comment on the post.

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With his newest win John has entered the small and exclusive group of talented people who have EGOT status - that is, an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Legend, who played Jesus in the concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar but won his Emmy as a co-producer of the show, is also gunning for an acting Emmy later this month.

The singer-songwriter has an impressive ten Grammy awards, one Academy Award - won in 2015 for Best Original Song, 'Glory', from Selma - one Tony Award - won in 2017 for Best Revival of a Play, Jitney - and now he's added the Emmy to the list.

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Legend wasn't the only one to celebrate his new status, the Jesus Christ Superstar co-producers, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, also joining the EGOT club.

It's a significant win for Legend as he is the first black man to reach EGOT status, for competitive awards.

Many people, online, claimed the singer was the youngest person to get the prestigious status, being only 39, but Robert Lopez actually became the youngest person to join the EGOT club in 2014.

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Legend is months away from his 40th birthday, Lopez - who reached the status in for this song 'Let It Go' from Frozen - made EGOT status a week after his 39th birthday.

Lopez is the only person to ever achieve a 'double EGOT' - this is when the person has two or more awards in each of the categories.

There are only 15 stars, including Legend, Lloyd Webber, Rice and Lopez, who've reached EGOT status, these include: Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg and Scott Rudin.

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This is a special year for Lloyd Webber to reach the status as this year he also celebrates his 70th birthday.

Lloyd Webber's autobiography, Unmasked, came out in the spring along with a massive, four-CD collection of his songs performed by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Lana Del Rey and Madonna.

He was the subject of a Grammy Awards tribute, and winter Olympic fans would have noticed Lloyd Webber soundtracks for several skaters.

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, John Legend, Oscars

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