Fug Madness 2012 Results & Round Two Matchups

Round One is in the books, and it was a DELIGHT. We had some record upsets, some sad farewells to fug icons, and some seriously entertaining matchups to come this week. Nurse your St. Patrick’s Day hangover by feasting on the prospect of these, some of which are going to be deeply hilarious — seriously, three out of four Charo bracket matchups should also be reality shows, and Ke$ha’s next opponent is PERFECT for her. The full, updated bracket is also after the jump.



(2) ROONEY MARA vs. (7) HEIDI KLUM – Tuesday

Rooney muscled past Brangelina with 64 percent of the vote, and Heidi put down our beloved SWINTON by the identical margin. Math may explode when they compete in round two.

(3) VANESSA HUDGENS vs. (11) TYRA BANKS – Tuesday

We think Lucy Hale might’ve had legs this season, had she not run up against Hudgens’ reign of trouser terror. Ninety-three percent of you pushed The Hudge through to this round, where she’s drawn the fiercest of them all, Ms. Tyra Banks. She scared off Michelle Williams with 82 percent of your vote.

(4) MILEY CYRUS vs. (12) CHLOE SEVIGNY – Monday

Chloe Sevigny sneezes bigger than the number of votes her opponent Selena Gomez got, so she and her 85 percent trot into round two, into the face of another tweenlet: Miley, who beat back a very strong fug arsenal from Olivia Munn and captured 64 percent of the vote.


Only once before has a sixteen seed knocked out a top seed in Fug Madness, and the similarities are eerie: In our inaugural year, an upstart named Courtney Peldon beat her sister in the play-in game, and then took down Lindsay Lohan in round one. This year, an upstart named Kourtney beat BOTH her sisters in the play-in game, and then bested Katy Perry. I’m going to have to start calling her Kourtney Peldashian. Anyway, her 63 percent of the vote puts her against the sullen Olsens, who knocked out the sunny one with help from 76 percent of you. The symmetry of a girl who defeated her sisters against twins who defeated theirs is so beautiful. I think our Internet randomizer might secretly be controlled by Intern George.


(1) JENNIFER LOPEZ vs. (8) ALEXA CHUNG – Tuesday

Kelly Osbourne put up a good fight, but La Lopez is a wily foe, and she ended up with 59 percent of the vote. Chung, however, got a whopping 90 percent of your shudders in besting Jennifer Aniston, and may turn out herself to be an immovable object.

(2) LADY GAGA vs. (7) RASHIDA JONES – Monday

Lady knocked down Vanessa from Brooklyn in a really, really narrow win — we suppose La Szohr should be congratulated for validating our faith in her fuggery, but her 46 percent of the vote, while admirable, was not enough to kick the Gaga to the curb. Rashida Jones, meanwhile, beat back a charge from Gaga’s presumptive idol, Madonna; her 52 percent was juuuust enough to squeak past Madge, but can she take down Madge Jr.?


Jackson Rathbone gave us much merriment, but he didn’t get himself enough support, so Ashanti advances with almost 2/3 of the vote. Andrea Riseborough took out Emma Stone with 82 percent of the vote, so her fab clubs can breathe easy.


Cee Lo put up a small fight — that photo of him with the giant pretzel M&M may be the greatest thing in the world — but in the end, the sheer depression level of Lohan’s descent into whatever she did to her face pushed her up to a whopping 78 percent of the vote. And in an outcome I truly did not see coming, Stella defeated Justin Bieber with 57 percent of the vote, and so now we get a sad-off.



Interesting bracket — all the top seeds held firm, but all the middle seeds went down in flames.


Chastain was a controversial top seed, but she muscled past Kirsten Dunst anyway, 60 percent to 40 percent, and now she gets Katie. Mrs. Cruise upset the future Mrs. Timberlake — maybe — with a strong 68 percent showing.

(2) RIHANNA vs. (10) JESSICA WHITE – Tuesday

Rihanna and her 85 percent cruised past Anne Hathaway, and Jessica White got almost 80 percent of the vote in offing Olivia Wilde. This matchup is going to be AWESOME, I suspect.

(3) CHRISTINA HENDRICKS vs. (11) ROBYN – Tuesday

Christina had zero trouble dispatching Paula Patton, with more than three-quarters of you declaring your horror at her outfits.  Will she be able to withstand a sartorially senseless Swede? Robyn crowned her inaugural Fug Madness seeding with an easy defeat of Fug Nation favorite Katerina Graham, with 76 percent of the vote.

(4) FERGIE vs. (12) THOMAS JANE – Monday

Oh, Solange. Once, our Sol-angel was a top seed with a bullet; now she departs us after round one, at the hands of a Fergie walloping in which Knowles the Second only got 12 percent of the vote. It’s okay, Solange. Take it as a compliment. She now gets the victor from one of our tightest battles yet: When T.J. met Florence Welch, to my surprise, he walked away, presumably barefoot, with 55 percent of the vote. If Jessica and I did a very serious postgame show, we would label them one to watch.


(1) NICKI MINAJ vs. (9) JAIME KING – Tuesday

Daft defeated dowdy in round one, with Nicki beating Katherine Heigl with a handy 73 percent of the vote. She will next face off against Jaime, after Jaime swatted away Shailene Woodley with 59 percent of the vote.

(2) JESSIE J vs (10) MIA WASIKOWSKA – Monday

Jessie, in her first Fug Madness appearance, validated her high seeding by trouncing model/recording artist/Diddy paramour Cassie, winning their first-round matchup with 80 percent of the vote. Kristen Wiig and her blandy blandness put up a good fight against Mia and her blandy blandness, but in the end, Mia offended 59 percent of you and so that vaults her into Jessie’s orbit.


Ginnifer Goodwin is always a favorite to go far, but she always ends up drawing matchups that are beyond even her confusing wardrobe. Shenae Grimes cruised past her with 59 percent of your votes. SJP fended off Melissa George’s claim at fresh relevance, but narrowly — she only snagged 54 percent of the vote, but it was sufficient.

(11) ERIN WASSON vs. (14) KE$HA – Monday

Our Lady of LookAtMe easily shoved past Lea “NO, LOOK AT MEEE” Michele with 77 percent of your support. Or is that disdain? And in a surprise — to me — Boobs Legsly couldn’t stand up to the punch of Ke$ha’s year in fug, earning only 43 percent of your vote and thus going home to brush her hair or whatever while KeUSDha carries on. I’m sort of disappointed we don’t get to see Nips vs Boobs, but then again, Nips vs. Ooze will be pretty good too.

Here it is, your field of 32:

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Comments (22):

  1. Willow

    Gutted about Ginnifer and Vanessa from Brooklyn, although Vanessa must be commended for putting up such a good fight against Gaga.

    I hope Miley beats The Rev. Sev because a Miley vs. The Hudge round will be insane. I’m just presuming The Hudge can beat Tyra though.

    • Willow

      woops, miss aligned my brackets! Miley would have to beat Kourtney Kardashian too which I have my doubts over… but Rooney vs. Heidi could go either way, especially with Heidi’s jumpsuit collection and Rooney’s dower-ness.

      I just want The Hudge to win.

      • Chris

        I’m counting on Rooney Salandering her way to the Sweet Sixteen, and Heidi should be a less formidable opponent than SWINTON.

      • Sandra

        Dourness, maybe? Dower being a legal term for the portion of a deceased man’s estate allotted by law to his widow for her lifetime. Although, the way she dresses and the expression she usually has, maybe she is in mourning.

  2. Claire

    I’m doing well so far except my Madonna bracket is pretty much gone now (only three correct picks!)

  3. vandalfan

    Like Buttah!

  4. Chris

    I’m surprised that Fug Nation didn’t push SWINTON through. I had her going out in round 2.

    My bracket in general is completely busted already – I only got 20 of the games right, which isn’t much better than chance. To be fair, I was not counting on a Peldashian smackdown as the play-in – if I had known that, I probably would have put a Kard down. They’re the only two (Khloe is all right, but Kim and Kourtney…) who could take down Katy.

    • Chris

      …and I also had Boobs winning. THANKS, KESHA.


      • legallyfab

        Maybe it’s because it’s Monday morning but I laughed so hard when I read “KeUSDha.” Love the Fug Girls.

      • vandalfan

        Another wag last season anointed her Ke BUCK Ha.

    • Sandra

      Nah, we love her fierce attitude, which allows her to wear some wack-@ass stuff and not look as absurd as mere mortals would in the same attire.

  5. Hima

    DAMN IT ALL. I had Cee Lo going to the finals. I think I’ve been watching The Voice too much, because I really can’t get over his outfits on that show.

    Anyone want to play this for real? I mean – with scoring and such? I like competing in things that have no bearing on my real life.

    • witjunkie

      I fill mine all the way out before voting begins…So far my Bjork is 100%, I’ve missed one in Charo – Welch – and Michelle Williams in Cher (I know I know once I saw ALL of Tyra’s fuggery I knew I’d made a mistake but I’m nothing if not honorable and true to my Fug Madness bracket) and my Madonna one is for crap, I missed 3 and I had Ginnifer getting to the sweet 16. I have no idea how to score these bracket thingeys though.

  6. NYCGirl

    I thought we’d have until later in the morning to vote on Friday’s polls. :( But Fug Nation largely voted the way I would have, so I guess it works out.

    • GFY Heather

      The polls are only open 24 hours for the other rounds, so out of fairness (which I know sounds crazy) we feel like we can’t leave Friday ones open all the way through until Monday.

  7. Celia

    Ugh, I don’t know what to think anymore. My basketball bracket is doing better than my fug madness bracket. It’s just not right.

  8. drlemaster

    Just wanted to point out, if we pronounce the $ in Ke$ha like we normally do, her name would be Kehadollars.

  9. LF

    I’m feeling my age. (62) I don’t know most of the contestants, and some pairings look very much alike in the 1st round. Still the game is a blast.

    • Chaiaiai

      LF, if it makes you feel any better, I’m 32 and I don’t know many of them either. But this is what I love, FugMadness bringing us all together.

      That Fergie Ferg and Thomas Jane match up will be EPIC.

  10. sophia

    so sad to see swinton go. shocked about madge. and of course, kat g’s loss to robyn has DESTROYED my charo bracket. (waves clenched fist in the air).

    dear vanessa hudgens…i’m counting on you.

  11. Sweetsinger

    Nicki Minaj FTW!
    Come on Fug Nation! She was so ROBBED last year!
    Let us vote to honor her wacky delightful fugliness!