[Photos: WENN and Cosmopolitan]
If you took off Lil’Kim’s wig and replaced it with a gramma wig she would look like my 80 year old neighbor. What’s up with her face/makeup? She’s become Charo-ficated or something. It’s so distracting that I can’t even comment on the fact that Miley has killed and skinned an umpire to make those pants.
Before I read the caption I thought it was LaToya Jackson.
Also, “killed and skinned an umpire” is the exact perfect description for the process that resulted in those pants!
So glad someone else saw LaToya Jackson in Li’l Kim’s face. Girl, just back away from the cosmetic surgery….
I saw LaToya too. Very scary. She needs to lay off the contouring makeup. And other stuff.
I thought it was Annette Funicello!
I don’t like the cosmo cover at all. But then again, I despise cosmo. But really, who goes around wearing a blazer with no shirt? They keep putting very young gals on the cover; they are really pushing that crud on the youngest women. Lil Kim is really bizarre looking now.
I can’t agree about the cover – not only is it way, way, way too heavily photo-edited, I also think she’s still trying much too hard to be P!nk. When shopping the other day, on seeing this at first glance, from a distance, I momentarily thought that was who it was.
I don’t get the Pink thing at all, other than her hair, which a lot of people have. Miley and Pink are completely different physical types. And I love Pink, but why would someone as cute and young as Miley aspire to be her?
I shall henceforth use the moniker Lil’ Him, because she’s had so much work done she looks like a drag queen.
I like the cover. She looks good – grown up and yet not throwing her cat at everybody. She’s growing on me in general though.
It’s actually sophisticated, compared with the Lolita-esque cover of this month’s Glamour mag (featuring Dakota Fanning? Not sure – was too embarrassed to pick it up and double -check her identity).
Yes…this ^. I’ve always thought of cosmo as a mag geared toward college/early 20s and Glamour as geared toward late 20s/30s/40s. I have been dissappointed in glamour’s recent trend toward younger girls.
I thought that was Gaga in the first photo. You know, on Casual Tuesday on her private jet or something.
Gack- the Cosmo cover is just soft-core porn. The other, with the pants? Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice.
There is not one headline on the cover that would entice me to crack that magazine open. And how many times have they advertised lessons on the “Best Sex Ever.” It should really read “Your Best Sex Since the Last Time We Wrote an Article on the Best Sex Ever.”
Lil’ Kim: it’s like Cleopatra and Loretta Lynn had a baby.
No to the Cosmo cover. Sexy cleavage is one thing, but deliberately pressing down and in on them for a more cantelope-like circumference is more like what you do in the mirror when you’re 15.
I saw an interview that Miley is never having long hair again, and it made me really sad. I overall HATE her new look, but I do admit this cover is as good as it looks.
Don’t worry about that, ErinE. Cyrus is only 20. She doesn’t know yet what she will or won’t do with her hair in future.
Why is that sad? Everybody has long hair; it’s nice to see something different for a change, and it’s nice to see someone doing something she likes rather than sporting long hair with the conviction that “guys like long hair.” I think she looks a thousand times better now than she did with the run-of-the-mill flowing locks.
Can’t stand her and that idiotic mugging.
Look into shirts!
That Cosmo cover is up to all kinds of Photoshop shenanigans: her torso is noticeably longer than in the previous picture, and I don’t think it’s just because the pants ride lower. She does look good, but if we’re at the point where we’re altering the bodies of healthy, attractive 20-year-olds, I weep for us all.
Lil Kim is also making me sad.
I’m waiting for the inevitable pairing of Miley and the Biebs. They seem to have the same fashion sense.
Do we ever see them together?
Why, oh why, won’t Miley stop flashing the peace sign every time she sees a photographer? And the referee pants suffer from an uncomfortable-looking case of cameltoe. BLECH.
Nothing, absolutely nothing about MC is well-played. Same goes for LK.
Little Kim looks older than my 79 year old mother. How sad.
Miley always looks so tacky. LK is plain old frightening but now that we see what Miley is aiming for , it explains a lot
I think Miley is rocking it. Really, I have never been a fan of her and even though I’m too old, up until recently I was somewhat of a Disney Channel aficionado. I hated Hannah Montana, mostly because Selena is my girl and Miley is super annoying. But I think people who are hating on MC now are being a little ridiculous. She’s 20. She’s allowed to be an idiot. I’m glad she got a whole new look, she needed to shed her Disney skin. No, I don’t hope she continues on in her shammery of fame. We need no more MC movies, ever. But at least she seems confident. She seems like she likes herself. Good for her. That’s far more than I can say for most 20 year olds. She looks stellar in that blazer. I would totally fist bump her.
i completely agree. i’ve never been solidly on team miley, but the girl seems to be making her way through the industry relatively unscathed. it’s more than one can say about most women in her position.
I seriously thought Mylie was posing with a mannequin in the first photo , and had a visceral shudder/shock reaction when I realized it’s an actual human person. Uncanny valley ahoy.
I’m coming around on Miley, and I have no idea why. I looked at these pictures and went, “Ridiculous, but cute,” and I think she looks great on that Cosmo cover. I don’t even know what’s happening in my brain. Maybe it’s just that she’s not as omnipresent as she used to be, and she seems to be enjoying her life without making horrible decisions.
and she seems to be enjoying her life without making horrible decisions.
I beg to differ. Have you seen those pants?
Not really a fan of her music, but I love this cover. She looks great!
I’m not a fan of Miley either, but I do think she looks great on that cover.
I hate the Cosmo cover. Do we have to see her squishing her boobs inwards so they’re visible? PUT A SHIRT ON!
Amazing that the Cosmo stylist was able to talk her into taking off the necklace/waist chain that she has been wearing CONSTANTLY for the last few years.
HATE!!! Hate all of it!
The cover is a bit “lad mag”. Maybe with a bit less skin or less chest smushing.
I think she looks great on the cover, and I’m so happy she went with the short hair.
I honestly thought the one on the left was a Gabor sister. On botox.
Gawd she’s annoying.
It appears that Lil Kim is trying to look like Latoya Jackson, who is trying to look like Michael Jackson, who was trying to look like…??? Weird.
Never been a fan of Miley, maybe for a second when she began her Disney breakaway she was ok. Now however, she is working way too hard at proving she isn’t a Disney kid anymore. WE GET IT! You party with strippers, you smoke, you’re engaged (for now), you are now BFF’s with Lil Kim, and you skin referee’s in your free time. Yep, you all growed up now.
Never been a fan of Lil’ Kim, but the way she looks now makes me so sad.
Remember how cute she was when she started out? That beautiful coppery skin, lovely nose, amazing smile. And most of all, the bad-girl eyes. She messed with all of it even then, but that was part of her whole thing: she was a little bada**, and she didn’t care what anyone thought of her.
I want the little bada** back. Never thought I’d miss her, but this weird thing in the post-racial mask isn’t her at all.
she was a gorgeous black woman who over-zealously messed with her face only to look like an off-white charo.
Imelda Marcos is alive?!?!
Is Lil Kim’s hair real? I never saw so much hair on any woman in my life. She probably loses more in her comb a day than I have on my head !
Lil Kim has had an awful lot of work done. I didn’t recognize her at first.