America’s Next Fug Model


This outfit, on ANTM’s beloved (? [sure.]) Jay Manuel, is only the best thing that ever, ever happened. It is, appropriately enough given the venue, MAGICAL:

I know I’ve made a handful of Zuul jokes about a certain McQueen collection but OH MY GOD, if that isn’t what Sigourney Weaver sees when she opens her fridge to find, instead of groceries, a portal to the netherworld inhabited by the likes of Gozer the Gozerian in Ghostbusters, then I’ll eat a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

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  1. jann
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    OMG. his face looks as silkscreened as his … clothing.

  2. Mouse
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    Do…..do…do the shirt and jacket have the same pattern so the design continues uninterrupted? Oh. Dear. God. This is hideous.

  3. Kayt
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    Call me weird, but I think he’s kinda working it.

  4. Iris
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    Well, at least it matches his hair.

  5. Jealous Lover
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    Is it Marios Schwab or Mary Katrantzou or who?

  6. wildviolette
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    He’s made of wax, right?

  7. jenelope
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    “then I’ll eat a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man”

    Also known as “Jay Manuel’s hair.”

  8. Chasmosaur
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    You know, the next time he’s on some Fashion-Police-y show and bitches about a woman wearing an outfit that’s too tight, this should be flashed up in front of him.

    I don’t love this, but it wouldn’t have been so heinous if it actually fit. That goes for the pants, too – flares aren’t a red-carpet option, and especially done this badly.

    Why is it that so many people IN fashion actually can’t pull an outfit together? I’m not talking about wearing something odd or avant garde, I’m just talking about basic rules of fitting and tailoring.

  9. sam
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    I feel kind of pervy saying this, but I wonder what his bod looks like. Just out of curiosity, of course. Because he is always impeccably groomed and seems pretty obsessed with appearance.

    Getting back on topic, he is kind of working it but I still hate it. Also hate the ultra-tan. I like Jay, though.

  10. vandalfan
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    Those slacks look good now as they did on James Bond in 1974. He is completely working this look. At first I thought the jacket pulled a bit at the button, but I see that’s just the explosive pattern.

  11. SKS
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    @sam: so do i, just out of a morbid curiosity. I believe that he is fit, though, cuz he kinda embrances the skin-tight shirts.

    This outfit is just a monstrosity, although if there were dress versions of it, it would be cool to an ANTM photoshoot based on them :D

  12. jenelope
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    “I feel kind of pervy saying this, but I wonder what his bod looks like.” Just a guess, but I’d say uniformly tan, toned and utterly hairless. Like an anatomically correct Ken doll.

  13. Noxqqivit
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    @jenelope I almost, literally, fell out of my chair laughing… stop that :-D

  14. Lina
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    *sigh* Does he even know what Cthulhu is?

  15. Kary
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    Those two white splotches on the bottom of the jacket, plus the way it’s pulling apart is making me spend a lot of time looking at his crotch. I don’t want to look at his crotch.

  16. sam
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    jenelope, I was going to say it would have to be Malibu Ken. But I googled that and learned that Malibu Ken has tan lines, and I am sure Jay would never, ever allow that.

    I SOOOO need to get a life…

  17. strah
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    The gray/silver tone of the outfit and hair really accentuates how orange his face is.

  18. Svahnna
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    I met him on an elevator once and he was lovely. This outfit, while not wearing him, should not be worn. Period.

  19. sam
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    Oompa Loompa Grandpa Ken.

  20. Gigi
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    This is pretty fantastic.

  21. Saraf
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    I guess I’m in minority because I like this on him. On HIM, not on any other mortal. Although I kind of wish the pattern was on the slacks too – picture it going all the way to his feet. Now wouldn’t that be truly fabulous?!

  22. Amy
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    Totally not my style, but I think he’s totally pulling this off quite well. He seems very comfy in his own (hairless?) skin. And that’s very sexy.

  23. alecto
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    This will bring down hate upon me, but at first glance I thought that was Tom Felton. Oh dear.

  24. AK
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    I love that NO ONE is looking at him. Someone really interesting / famous is apparently walking towards him.

  25. Libby
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    If you really stare at the jacket – which you shouldn’t – it looks like an angry mini-me Jay with his arms raised (making fists?). OK, now I’m a little disturbed.

  26. Gigi
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    I would eat a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man even if this is what SW sees when she opens the fridge. Mmmmmmm marshmallows . . .

  27. Matilda
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    Jenelope, I snorted my tea out of my nose when I read ‘anatomically correct Ken’. ;-) thank you! Jay shall be Ken from now on!
    Hideous shirt and jacket. No, not even Ken can look fierce in this!

  28. Sajorina
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    Not Fierce, Just Hideous!

  29. Jessica
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    Hee, Alecto, I really wish it WERE Tom Felton. THAT would be hilarious.

  30. Gabby
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    I LOVE the top half of the outfit.. I want it… In a lady size.
    Pants – bad.
    Shoes – nice.

    SUBCREATURES! GOZER THE GOZERIAN, GOZER THE DESTRUCTOR,
    VOLGUUS ZILDROHAR, THE TRAVELLER HAS COME. CHOOSE AND PERISH…

  31. Leone
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    Oh, this is so cracktastic! THIS is how you dress if you’re a Z lister. Oh yeah.

  32. Bambi Anne Dear
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    Good God! The hair! The tan! The grey shoes! I don’t mind the outfit so much but that pattern running across his chest makes the jacket look like it’s too small and is riding up.

  33. fritanga
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    I guess Jay chose the Form of the Destructor, and it is him. He looks like a very jolly 2011 Gozer, actually, one who calmed down and decided to be extremely tanned and smiley.

  34. Jenna Horko
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    My mind went to a slightly similar one to Jessica’s: I just wondered why he was wearing the magical portal to Narnia on his chest. But then I realised that it’s because he’s so out of the closet he couldn’t possibly use the portal in there, so chest it is.

  35. a2z
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    So basically he put on the shirt and the jacket and someone painted all that psychedelic stuff on him?

  36. becs
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    That is f*cking awesome!

  37. Carolyn
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    You know, I think he kind of makes it work.

  38. Kirsten B NYC
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    Agh!!!

  39. Marisa
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    I wish he would only use one color on his hair, as for that outfit is that a Halloween Photo?

  40. Lily1214
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    Okay . . . who is this person?