Fug or Fab: Carly Rae Jepsen and Selena Gomez


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It was mere weeks ago that I made fun of Carly Rae Jepsen on these very pages when I noted that, fifteen years from now, she would totally be the person from this year’s Wango Tango who we’d all go, “I don’t even know who that IS” and then I compared her to Ashlee Simpson. I have to say: I kind of stand by that. I also have to say, though, that not a week goes by that I don’t burst into a random line from “Call Me Maybe” while, like, washing the dishes or painting my toenails. When I said it was “freakishly catchy,” I don’t know that I put that sufficiently strongly. THAT SONG IS CATCHING LIKE TYPHOID.  I have danced MANY a car dance to it. I have hit “repeat” on it MANY a time. I embrace it.  And I invite you — if you haven’t yet — to watch the Harvard baseball team lip sync to it. No. I promise. Watch it.

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  1. Edith
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    That Harvard Baseball video cracked me up. And it has so many response videos from other traveling college teams! AWESOME.

    Speaking of which, I have come to the conclusion that I love Selena Gomez. So there.

  2. qwertygirl
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    The blue one looks too much like an origami project that took on a life of its own, and the pink one is shedding. I’m a “no” for both.

  3. Stefanie
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    SHES 27!?!

    Those types of videos with the guys(and gals) lip syncing kill me. The one of the Marines doing Britney’s “Til The World Ends” has me rolling.

    • Jessica
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      Right?!? That is exactly what I was going to comment. I can not believe she is 27!!!

      • Jessica
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        By the way, I’m 27 so I don’t think 27 is old. I just can not believe that she is my age. I really figured she was about 16.

    • Rosa
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      Exactly what I was thinking! 27 isn’t old but I can’t believe she’s that old! I thought she WAS Selena’s age.
      And I like Selena’s dress. Cute, age-appropriate. CRJ, not so much.

  4. G
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    Selena’s dress was lovely before the cats got at it and ripped it up. All those dangling threads just look sloppy.

  5. True_Blue
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    Selena looks about 13 years old in that photo…

  6. mochaleet
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    27 is still young. It’s one of those ages that sounds deceptively older than it really is. Her outfit (this chick whose name I don’t know) reminds me of just a bit of this video by Animotion:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIs5StN8J-0

    Yikes! Everything old is new again.

    • Annie S.
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      As someone who turns 27 in a matter of months, friend, I salute you.

      • Jessica
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        I agree. I said pretty definitively that I think it is still young. Given that I am older than that.

      • Claire
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        As someone who turned 27 mere months ago, I second that salute and add a big sloppy kiss.

        • BookieBookie
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          As someone who has not been 27 for *yikes* well more than 27 years, trust me. 27 is YOUNG.

  7. Blair's Head Band
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    Proof that I am turning into my mother: all I want to say to CRJ is “TRIM YOUR BANGS AND GETCHYOUR HAIR OUT OF YOUR EYES.”

  8. electric
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    Selena looks adorably stoned

    • Jasmine
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      Exactly what I was thinking. She looks significantly more… chill than she usually does. Super cute in a dress I love, but definitely a little more slooooooowed down.

  9. vandalfan
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    I have a slight reservation about Selena’s lipstick, and embellishments on a dress that hang randomly down below the hemline like loose threads.

    The blue dress just looks like she’s got it on wrong. Plus, it’s suitable for a 17 year old, not 27.

  10. jasmine
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    I love Selena’s dress. It’s the kind of sparkly pink mess you can only wear when you’re under 20.

    The bangs and drab make-up on the other girl totally ruin her look for me.

  11. Cindy
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    My adorable nieces, 17 and 12 years old, were just in town for a visit and that song has been in my head nonstop since they left. Shout out to Emma if you’re reading this!!!!

  12. kathotdog
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    If I were tiny and young I would want Selena’s dress. And I would wear it more than once.

  13. Jules
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    I woud have worn that dress at 27. I loved being 27. And Call Me Maybe is my three year old’s favorite song. He dances like CRAZY every time it comes on, so we play it a lot.

  14. Heather
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    I feel like the only person in the world who heard the preview clip on that song on iTunes, went, “NO WAY IN HELL,” and immediately forgot what it sounds like.

    • ML
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      Heather, you’re not alone. I’ve never heard that song and somehow my life has been going on.

      • TaraMisu
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        How do you avoid it, it’s EVERYWHERE! I don’t listen to it on purpose, trust me.

        Selena looks fantastic…. CRJ, not so much.

    • Gab
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      That was exactly how I felt when I watched it on some music channel and thought, really? Why? What happened to music??????????? I’m sad now.

    • qwertygirl
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      You were wise–that song is THE EAR WORM FROM HELL. It’s worse than Carole King singing “Aligators All Around” (and that sucker has been known to stick with me for a week at a time).

    • tiburon
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      I’ve watched the video twice and both times I’ve thought, “that’s all there is?” The song does absolutely nothing for me, as soon as it ends I forget the tune and words and everything. I secretly love bubble pop, but “Call me maybe” just bores me : (

  15. Jules
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    The Harvard team gets props for doing it first and for having some really cute boys on that team (Cougar, party of one) but the Florida version is pretty good too. Hard to beat toilet paper dancing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DapU7OSx-A

  16. Fadamo
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    Meh, Selena looks like a slightly taller toddler from Toddlers and Tiaras

  17. Breda
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    I haven’t seen a single photo of Carly Rae Jepsen where she looked as pretty as she does in her music video. Does she just not photograph well? (I can sympathize with that.) Or can no one figure out how to do her makeup? What is it? She’s lovely, but it’s just not coming together.

    Anyway: keep the shoes, make a simpler version of the dress in the same color, and we’re good. Selena’s dress is adorable on her, but someone needs to wash her face and never let her use that lipstick ever again.

  18. Rene
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    Aaargh!! the Harvard Baseball team turned into a 30 minute youtube time suck. Fun though.

  19. Joe Dwarf
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    She was gorgeous during her stint on Canadian Idol in 2006 and has always looked younger than her age. Plus she’s always had those bangs. She’s better than that song, catchy as it is. I think she looks just OK here.

    • Joe Dwarf
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      “Canadian Idol” above is a link to a pic, doesn’t highlight for some reason.

  20. Courtney
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    The Harvard Baseball Team should have been an option in the poll, please and thank you!

  21. cycler
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    The Harvard team gets mad props in my book for the matching 1000 yard stares, and not a single crack up! I wonder how many takes they had to do :)

  22. Gabi
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    Yes! Love the shout-out to the Harvard baseball team :) My daughter’s teacher actually showed them the video in school (it was towards the end of the year in a class with 33 5th graders so I think she was over it lol) so then of course she had to show me the minute she got home. Now it’s all I can picture when I hear that song (not necessarily a bad thing)

  23. Aria
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    Don’t like the blue one. I think Selena looks great –hair, lipstick, shoes [OMG, I love those shoes!] and dress…except for the stringy ends of the dress.

  24. mhorv4
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    I LOVE that song and I don’t like most pop music. It’s great to run to. Also she is super-cute in the Jimmy Fallon video. I couldn’t recognize Selena’s (or Bieber’s) music if my life depended on it.

  25. Melissa
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    Selena’s is a bit of a scroll-down fug for me. Would muchly prefer it without the mauled flesh arund the hem.

  26. Sajorina
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    I heard that song once on the radio and, like GFY Heather, I don’t remember what it sounds like at all! I say NO to both girls’ outfits & music… FUG!

  27. Smartastic
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    She totally looks 27 to me. She definitely looks way older than Selena — not that there’s anything wrong with that, she IS older. But she looks mid/late 20s to me for sure (I say that from the aged standpoint of 32). But what I really came here to say is: Selena’s dress is great, but girl looks tired and hung over. Don’t go LiLo on us Selena!!

  28. bungle
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    Carly Rae Jepsen is giving off strong Brown Peldon vibes in the face. Is it just me?

    • jenna
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      YES! That’s the first thing I thought when I saw her pointy little chin and long brown bangs. Viva Brown Peldon!

  29. Jen
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    Selena kills it, however I am reasonably concerned she may be turning into a Kardashian.

    Also, I think I have a now crush on the Harvard baseball team. I’m pretty sure I’m too old for that…awkward.

  30. Aoife
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    In the photo of the two of them, Selena looks like she’s thinking “Really? Like just cause my boyfriend is mentoring this idiot, I like have to be photographed with her? She’s like old dude, but pretending to be my age. it’s weird.”

  31. Ms. A.
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    Selena reminds me of a Skipper doll.

  32. Kato
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    I just got sucked into a Call Me Maybe parody wormhole.

  33. Guerra
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    Selena looks cute not so much the other one!