chrissy teigen umbrella
photo: Instagram / Chrissy Teigen

The New Year's celebration in Times Square was a rainy mess this year, so of course a few accidents had to take place. Model Chrissy Teigen was hit in the face with comedian Leslie Jones' umbrella. It was an accident, of course, but it naturally became a meme. 

In case you missed it, here's what happened: Jones and Teigen go in for a hug at the same time. I guess Jones underestimated the height of her umbrella and smacked Teigen in the face. That's funny all on its own, but the best part is watching Teigen's face as she slowly realizes what happened and tries to recover.

Jones was quick to apologize about the whole thing on Twitter.

And Teigen was just as quick to respond.

That moment set off a string of memes and posts saying Teigen set the mood for 2019. 

Host Andy Cohen had his own umbrella-related NYE mishap, but luckily his eye is unharmed. 

But the real question is: 

At least it was a better start to the year than Mariah Carey's 2016 NYE performance?

Comedian Tiffany Haddish didn't have the best start to the year either. She performed at the James L. Knight Center in Miami where the crowd booed her offstage when she couldn't remember her jokes. She "apologized" on Twitter. 

The year may not have given everyone the best start, but at least some people are trying to stay positive.