Zendaya's Stylist Law Roach Broke a Tooth at the Met Gala 2024

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Though the Met Gala red carpet is a public spectacle, once the party starts, things are much more private. There are specific rules around phone usage and social media, so fans don't know what's going on at the gala itself — at least not until a few days later when celebs spill behind-the-scenes details and anecdotes. And a whole lotta unexpected stuff happens behind closed doors!

Law Roach, the image architect behind Zendaya's two stunning red carpet looks, revealed that he lost a tooth during the Met Gala 2024 after biting down on a Jolly Rancher candy. Law Roach shared the story on Instagram Stories, saying that it happened while he was getting ready to go to an afterparty.

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The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" - Arrivals

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“I decided to have a drink and eat a little candy,” Roach explained. “I was eating these mother****ing things right here … I bit down on a Jolly Rancher with my back tooth and my f***ing tooth broke.” Not only did the tooth break from the hard candy, Roach had to go on the Today Show the next morning to promote OMG Fashun, his reality competition show with Julia Fox. Roach also shared a video of the missing tooth in question both in his hand and sitting on his passport.

Now, if you've ever tried to bite into a freshly unwrapped Jolly Rancher, you know exactly how this could've happened. Those things are hard, and one wrong move could potentially damage your teeth. If you search “Jolly Ranchers tooth” on TikTok, you'll see what we mean.

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The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" - Arrivals

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It seems like Jolly Ranchers had a moment at the Met Gala, as Challengers star Josh O'Connor told Met Gala red carpet host Emma Chamberlain that the brand makes his favorite American candy, though he prefers the “squidgy” ones, not the hard candy version. (We're assuming he means the Jolly Ranchers Bites, which are chews versus hard candy.) “They're delicious,” he enthused. His costar, Mike Faist, said he prefers “anything but that." We have a feeling Roach would agree.


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