AMAs Fug/Fab Face-Off: Nicki Minaj In A Threesome


First, Paula Patton wore it in a softer yellow, and we thought it was adequate but boring (and side by side, it almost looks like she had it tailored to be MORE dull); Julie Bowen picked it in what looks like a kickier chartreuse, and we liked it better. Now Nicki Minaj has picked up the Lhuillier:

Crazy that this crispy wig still looks better than Bowen’s hair did. I actually think this is the most fun on Nicki — she is being appropriately restrained with everything, yet still works it with enough whimsy that the whole thing has the right attitude about it. But mostly, I think it’s hilarious to imagine Julie Bowen and Nicki Minaj having any items in their closets in common — or better, sharing clothes. I cherish the idea of Julie calling up Nicki and being like, “Dude, I’ll give you my tulle garrote if you’ll spot me your Pope for date night.”

Pick your favorite (in the ensemble, not generally):

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Oh, and also:

Somebody please tell me this is a still from The Hobbit.

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  1. Stefanie
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    I like the color of Julie’s best. I have such a hard time not automatically disliking something just because it’s on Nicki. She’s irritates the daylights out of me.

  2. Laura
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    My vote was compromised by the fact that I really, really hate Nicky Minaj and wish she would fade into obscurity already.

  3. mue
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    What is wrong with these people?

  4. qwertygirl
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    “Nicki looks really good in this.” Six words I never thought I’d say. But then, I never thought I’d see her in an outfit that wasn’t made up of industrial packing material and glitter.

    • pidget
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      Good deployment of cartoon colour for a cartoon lady. It may help that it is unspeakably gray here right now, and ALL the yellow looks better than usual.

  5. TereLiz
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    I think it’s the same color as Julie’s dress, different lighting. (hell, it could be the EXACT same dress, for all we know. The fit seems a little off on Nicky, even though she looks like she’s having more fun wearing it. Still, gotta go with Julie.

  6. Pouncer
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    I gave it to Nicki, primarily because of the hair factor. Julie Bowen’s hair was just awful (although the rest of her looked great).

    • Carolina Girl
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      Julie’s hair was awful and that bedraggled, cast off mop head on Nicki isn’t?

  7. Helen
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    Nicki’s version needs tailoring, but I still like it best because she’s having fun with it. For her, a pretty, feminine dress is a costume; she wears it as such, enjoying herself, so I enjoy looking at it, too.

    Her normal clothing, such as the onstage costume… not so much. But the dress, on her, adorable.

  8. roser
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    Yeah, I just want Nicki to go away – so I can’t be unbiased here. but I’d sure like that dress in that color for myself!

  9. ryan
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    She looks like a reductive version of Gagas Sept Vogue cover.

  10. kelly
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    Really curious how this even happens. Aren’t dresses for high-profile ladies at high-profile events one-of-a-kind? Or at the very least, shouldn’t the designer know who has worn her dresses already so she can steer people to different ones? It’s not like these are pictures from random movie premieres or something where wearing the same dress might not be as big of a deal.

  11. amys
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    Regardless of costume or red carpet dress, Nicki brings the Bratz Dollz styling. I find nothing interesting about her at all.

  12. Ailatan
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    The Hobbit: An Unwelcome Wardrobe

  13. ML
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    I’m seriously studying Nicki’s head tilt in that first picture because I’m trying to convince myself that it’s somehow NOT Photoshopped onto her body at that odd angle. I want to believe… I want to believe…

    • Danna
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      Yes! It just looks off… her head looks a little too big and at an odd angle to her body.

      • Lucasta
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        Nikki Minaj almost always looks like someone’s not-quite-human-like-enough creation to me. She is like an actual human representation of the uncanny valley.

  14. witjunkie
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    Well, the dress looks great on Minaj, but I’m disappointed in her choice of hair. I think the turquoise, or even the leopard print, would have worked better.

  15. Tiffany
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    I liked Julie the best. Nicki wears crazy clothes, but she is so boring on stage! She is a horrible performer, she looked as bored as I did during her performance last night. Yawn.

  16. ChristieLea
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    I tire of her constant face-pulling. There’s having fun and being whimsical, and then there’s acting like a seven-year-old burping the alphabet at Thanksgiving dinner.

  17. Sajorina
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    “Now Nicki Minaj has picked up the Lhuillier…” That’s something I nevet thought I’d read and it pleases me! I gave it to Nicki, she made it look fun!

  18. cc
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    This looks better on Nicki. She looks more cohesive and put together than JBo did.

  19. heather
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    I love that colour on Nicki. It looks great on her. And the jewelery she chose really finishes it. Fun!

  20. Gretchen
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    I like the dress on her – I wish she’d done something else with her lip colour/texture and worn coloured hair though.

    Maybe a variation on this wig – up off the shoulder and an interesting colour and shape:
    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2012/4/24/1335288283331/Nicki-Minaj-009.jpg

  21. Cat
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    I like this dress on Nicki and don’t hate the crispy wig either. While I agree that the color of Julie’s was better, this the right amount of crazy/whimsy for Nicki and she’s working it.

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  24. Mukel
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    Nicki looks the best, methinks. I think it suits her curvier figure–Julie Bowen looks too columnar in it, or something. However, I do think that a color like yellow or chartreuse looks better with dark hair, like Paula Patton’s.

    I wish so much that I could wear EITHER bright yellow or chartreuse, but I’m very fair and usually it brings out the purply tones in my skin and I look awful. Sometimes I color my hair very dark and then it looks better.

  25. Matt
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    Aside from the dress being not bad, particularly from her, she does actually look like the not-quite-human child Kermit and Miss Piggy put up for adoption…