Normally, when Giada De Laurentiis takes to TikTok, she’s offering zesting tips or showing off the Dyson Supersonic. But she’s not above tackling a meme. Previously, she’s slurped down some incredibly long pasta and dipped pickles in chocolate to torture her daughter. But when De Laurentiis went for the “teenage dirtbag” crown on TikTok, it was hard to believe that the fashionable food maker would have much to offer by way of being a so-called dirtbag. Sure enough, she was, as one commenter phrased it, “always classically beautiful,” even with a mouth full of braces. (Though, the braces do explain her signature 5,000-watt grin.)
The TikTok commenters couldn’t say enough nice things about the chef. Most reactions were along the lines of “gorgeous” or “marry me.” One tried to bring the string of adulation back to a more realistic place by telling the chef, “I don’t think you understood the assignment.” Some compared her to other famous faces, such as the person who felt that Dr. Laurentiis gives off “Marsha Brady vibes.”
Perhaps the best were the surreal comments, such as “You are angles,” or the (potentially backhanded?) compliments, such as “I grew up watching you with my mom,” which doesn’t seem designed to make anyone feel like they’re in their prime.