Chrissy Teigen’s mom Yay became a US citizen after getting 100% on her test

Chrissy Teigen shared some happy news this week. Her mother, Vilailuck Teigen, whom her followers might know better as Yāy, is now officially a US citizen. Yāy, who is originally from Thailand, has been a fixture of Chrissy’s social media. Yāy is also quite the social media maven herself. On Tuesday, Chrissy posted a clip from the citizenship ceremony on Twitter. In it, Yāy recites the Pledge of Allegiance while holding her granddaughter, Luna, who’s clutching (and slightly munching on) an American flag. Chrissy and her husband, John Legend, both tweeted congratulations. John revealed that his mother-in-law got 100% on her test.

Yāy lives in Los Angeles with Chrissy, John and the kids. She’s starred in more of Chrissy’s recent videos, including one made to jokingly launch her own YouTube channel.

The Wrap announced that John and Chrissy are getting a holiday special, A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy, set to air on NBC on November 28. John will perform songs from his upcoming album, A Legendary Christmas, which is out October 26. According to a release, “The couple will be joined by friends and family, as well as other well-known personalities, who will be announced at a later date.”

I hope Yāy, Luna and Miles are among the “friends and family” featured, because this whole gang is just too stinkin’ cute. Oh, and congrats, Yāy, you got your citizenship just in time to vote. Choose wisely.

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  1. OriginalLala says:

    At my former museum, we used to host a citizenship ceremony every Canada Day and all staff were encouraged to attend. It always made me tear up, not because of patriotism, but because it was so touching to see the new Canadians and their families taking this step after such long journeys. It was such a happy step in what Im sure was not always a happy, easy journey for them.

    • Clare says:

      When I took British citizenship earlier this year, I also cried a little at the ceremony. I’m 80% sure it was from the relief of knowing I’d never have to fill in another visa application form (at least to stay here) again lol

      More seriously, there is some weirdly touching about the ceremony…although I was a little shocked they made us sing god save the queen lol!

    • Astrid says:

      I was part of a citizenship ceremony and it was awesome and tear-jerking. I can’t express enough how special that 2 hours was. It’s one thing to be born into citizenship and another to have to apply and be approved after a long wait. I’m grateful

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  3. Jemimaleopard says:

    Delighted for her! Two sidebars… a – her mum genuinely looks like she could be her sister! Wow!! and b – those kids get cuter every time I see them. Adorable 😍

  4. Lorelei says:

    So happy for her, yet so depressing that one “president” could definitely not even pass this test let alone score 100%. Something is so wrong with this country.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      I was talking about this with a friend the other day. All of these people who think they’re so much better than someone who immigrates here. Just an accident of birth. They’d never be able to pass a citizenship exam.

  5. Iris Martell says:

    Yay, congrats! On a shallow note, holy crap she is gorgeous.

    • Original T.C. says:

      IKR? Judging by her Instagram also a good sense of humor!

    • Megan says:

      Came here to say the same thing. She should be a model.

      • xiao li says:

        Can we stop this? Saying that “she should be a model”? That’s not the greatest compliment you can pay to a woman. She’s great but “She should be a model”? No. She’s at once more than that and also not a model and that’s OK.

  6. Fluffy Princess says:

    Such a cute family! And everyone always looks happy!

  7. Vintage says:

    That’s her mother! It’s like the old soap commercial: they could be sisters.

  8. HeyThere! says:

    I do not think thy look like sisters. Before anyone gets mad for me saying that, it’s not an insault! They look like a mother and daughter who take care of their skin and there is NOTHING wrong with looking(your age)like your daughters mother. LOL

  9. coffeeisgood says:

    Luna looks a lot like her grandma! Yay needs to share her skincare secrets cause she looks amazing!