Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Say Farewell to ‘Old Luxury’ in Genesis’ Super Bowl Ad

Couple throws a farewell party for 'Old Luxury' for Hyundai's luxury brand

Chrissy Teigen's tired of "old luxury" in Genesis' new Super Bowl ad. Genesis

Hyundai’s luxury car brand, Genesis, is using the Super Bowl stage to launch its first SUV, the GV80, and a new brand campaign called “Young Luxury.” It’s also introducing viewers to its new celebrity spokespeople: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.

As the ad begins, the couple walks into a very fancy party, and Teigen complains to Legend, asking why he made her come along. He says he thought it was time to throw “old luxury” a going-away party. Cut to Teigen on a staircase, calling out partygoers for things like going to Asia once and thinking it makes them spiritual, thinking a loud suit is a personality or chummily leaning on the shoulder of anyone nearby—though it’s unclear what any of these things really has to do with “old luxury,” or what that phrase even means.

As she raises her glass, Teigen makes a toast: “To old luxury. You had a good run, but now it’s time to zhuzh you up a little.”

She runs to the front doors to present “Young Luxury,” but Legend isn’t exactly on cue. When he finally does show up, Teigen chides him for his tardiness. Then, in an uncharacteristically egotistical moment for Legend, he requires the “magic word” (sexiest man alive) from Teigen before letting her into the car.

Last fall, Teigen was named Adweek’s 2019 Brand Visionary for her work in TV, books, products and endorsement deals.

Genesis’ agency of record, Innocean USA, created the 60-second spot. The agency is also responsible for Hyundai’s Boston-themed Super Bowl ad featuring Rachel Dratch, Chris Evans and John Krasinski.

The spot will run during the second quarter of the game.

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@klundster Kathryn Lundstrom is Adweek's breaking news reporter based in Austin.