Smurfily Played, Katy Perry


I need a ruling on this one, Fug Nation:

I mean, objectively, it is ridiculous to wear a dress with Smurfette on it when you are a grown woman. It is especially ridiculous when you realize that, in fact, not only is Katy Perry wearing a dress with Smurfette on it, she is wearing a dress that is cut to look just like Smurfette’s own dress in The Smurfs (never has the word “smurf” meant less to me than it does right now):

Now, admittedly, she is also PLAYING Smurfette in said Smurfs movie — which, I would like to point out, I totally do not want to see (I didn’t even like The Smurfs when I was eight years old, and this iteration looks pretty terrible) but I am sure I will be forced to watch on a plane at some point — which makes the whole thing so circularly self-referential that now my head sort of hurts.

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  1. Dana
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    I’m okay with the dress. But not the hair. NO.

  2. Mouse
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    This is not a “dress”. This is a leotard with a ruffle.

  3. jessicookie
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    Katy needs to lighten her eye makeup a bit now that she’s a blonde.

    Also, that dress is SHORT!

  4. Shannon
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    The dress actually hits her kinda funny, and it is not flattering to her legs, which we know are lovely. And yeah – that hair is terrible.

  5. Kristen from MA
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    Please make her go away. Please.

  6. Anna
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    The hair! Why oh why did you go that to your hair? Why?!

  7. yeahandalso
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    I think it is cute and fun, but it should be a few inches longer this is a kids movie after all.

    And yeah the hair is still not working for her, and the make-up looks weird with it

  8. Jennifer
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    To semi-quote Patsy Stone, that dress is so short that the world is her gynecologist.

  9. maxameliana
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    I was with you for “This is Katy Perry. OF COURSE this is what she is wearing.” But I’m not sure that I would ever think that this is cute.

    Also, how is it that she’s technically covered, but still seems CRAZY NAKED??? And do you think that’s a talent that she lists on her resume?

  10. Claire Zulkey
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    My only real critique with it is the shoes–I KNOW why she wore them but I would prefer pink but I know pink isn’t very…oh, what’s the word, it rhymes with Blurfy…it’s on the tip of my tongue.

  11. Annie E
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    Did she dye her hair blonde so she could LOOK like Smurfette on this promo tour??? The timing certainly fits. This makes my head hurt too.

  12. Kristin
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    It’s horrid. Everything about it is horrid. And there are just not words for how awful the hair is.

  13. Carol
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    Katy Perry has marginalized herself with these lame attempts at attention. You may stop covering her now and turn your attention to the real FUG elsewhere out there.

  14. RosieB
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    The hair, the dress all add up to a big fat NO.

  15. Amy
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    Seriously, CYA Katy Perry. You’re at a children’s event.

  16. Meg
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    it’s odd that the hair isn’t working, considering she’s a natural blonde.

  17. becs
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    She went through some heavy duty hair bleaching just so she could be a blonde for this event. Gotta give her props for that. Looks like she needed a couple more sessions with the peroxide though. I think the dress is a cute idea.

  18. vandalfan
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    The blue eyeshadow, that’s what would make it weird elsewhere. Here, fine. It’s 100% Genuine Katy. I’m not sure blonde ombre to red hair suits her, however.

  19. AM
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    I’m a bit old to have caught the whole Smurf mania, but I also appreciated their cuteness, so the dress is cute to me BUT (strapless rant about to begin: it looks like one good cough, and we’d have some major slippage. A sleeveless shift dress with a couple of inches added would be just as cute, and more audience-appropriate.

  20. Leah
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    I ALMOST love this. The decal is so adorable, but is ruined by the cheapness of the dress. Less shiny and short and I would have been jealous.

  21. Cristina
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    For a woman with such dubious talents, she sure is enamoured with herself.

  22. Molly
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    I’d love the dress if it weren’t for the brass blonde hair.

  23. CH
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    It’s scary because you know this is what she would’ve worn if they hadn’t gone the CGI direction with this movie.

  24. Dee
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    I love the dress! I think it is fun and her gams look awesome. I love the smurf-blue shoes and how much fun it looks like she’s having.

  25. Kris
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    A little more material on the skirt would make me feel better and think this is cute, it’s her, and no one is surprised. I agree on the lighter make-up, which would make me more on board with the hair. Apparently this is closer to her natural colour, and I don’t think that she did it just for this premiere.

  26. Sam
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    Her hair is truly awful. The dress doesn’t bother me as it is just typically her. I used to really like her, but that was before she became a cartoon version of herself!

  27. Candy
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    The dress? Whatever. The hair? Eh. But her skin looked gorgeous!

  28. Cat
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    As ridiculous as this is… I just can’t hate it. I do wish it was a tad higher in the bust and a tad longer, but overall I think she looks cute. It’s just what she does, and actually in this case, pulls it off (love the blue shoe!) and so I can’t hate. However, I do not like the blonde hair.

  29. Cass
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    Aside from the fact that this is one step away from a bathing suit, I really kind of love the whole ensemble. It’s the kind of dress that only Katy Perry could pull off, but I think she looks adorable and like she’s having a blast.

    Another few inches of skirt would have been a good idea, though, and I miss the dark hair, too.

  30. Jasmine
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    I love it wholeheartedly. Especially the blue shoes.

  31. tracie
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    can we combine two options? Of course Katy Perry would wear this, but please make it stop.

  32. Christian
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    Bad hair, bad makeup, and the Smurfette decal looks tacked on! No, no, no.

  33. Peggy
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    Can’t see the dress for the blindingly awful dye job. Seriously, I’ve seen home color on a Saturday morning at Walmart that looks better.

  34. Dani Torrents
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    I feel the same way about this as the time my mother bought a skirt and blazer with a gambling motif before she went to Vegas. I mean the thing had cards and dice and chips on it. It’s a movie premier Katy. Not a theme party.

  35. Heather
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    Oh god! Why oh WHY is another beautiful brunette going freakin blonde?!! Seriously wtf is up with that! She is so obviously in that in between orangey/brassy stage of going from dark to light. I just don’t get why every single female in Hollywood has to be a damn blonde! And not that cute natural looking blond either but the all over oh-my-god-that’s-so-fake blond. BORING. That’s the only reason I like the Kardashians. At least they stay true to their roots…literally.

  36. Mike
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    I personally think that Katie Perry is extremely hot. She’s gotten hotter as time goes on. This is typical for her to wear, but it looks awesome on her.

  37. Kate
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    I think it’s an adorable dress. No, it wouldn’t be appropriate anywhere else, but it’s Katy Perry and this is the movie premier for The Smurfs, so it’s good. Also, I saw a picture where her skirt got blow up by the wind and thankfully this dress also has a built in panty with decent coverage. No kiddies were exposed to thongs at this premier. At least not by Katy.

  38. emily
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    The Hair. Ugh. So bad.

  39. Lauren
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    I agree with the majority…that hair is beyond hideous. Someone needs to start taking bets to see how long it will take before enough close friends tell her this and she’s back to brunette. I’ll take her crazy boobs all out there outfits anyday over that hair!!

  40. Chasmosaur
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    The option I wanted was:

    This is Katy Perry. OF COURSE this is what she is wearing. It would be weird if she wore it anywhere else, though.

    What I thought when I wore it was that with all the money she certainly has, and costume designers she must have on her payroll, she couldn’t have done this in a less cheap looking version? I mean for god’s sake – her 2010 Met Ball dress LIT UP. Surely this could have been done better – the release date for this movie has been known for ages.

  41. Chasmosaur
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    Heh – when I saw her wearing this. Not only would I never wear this, but I probably couldn’t squeeze my Internet consultant butt into it ;)

  42. Share
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    I’m p.o.’d beyond belief that my kids want to see this movie. It looks so achingly bad. My only hope is that it is bad enough to be good.

    As for the dress…I think this is right up Katy’s alley.

  43. Danni
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    It looks like fun, so I might let it pass, but agree with those who said ‘a couple of inches longer – because of the potential presence of kids’.

    Body looks awesome, hair looks the opposite. Maybe the hair just hasn’t grown on me yet… we’ll see in a few days. I need to do some situps now.

  44. Kat from Jersey
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    At first glance, I thought this was Jayma Mays from Glee! Katy always does the micro-mini (I’m soooooo over those), and also likes to show off the girls at the same time(e.g. the whole Sesame Street debacle). This is kind of tame for her! It also kind of works because it’s her. She’s a very pretty girl, though.

  45. Lina
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    Aw, man, I was on board in the first pic but not the second. The ruffle skirt is so wrong. That said, I think the Smurfs premiere is the ONLY place to wear this. Also, I know her hair is in that weird transitioning phase, so I hope this shade is just an unfortunate stop from A to C.

  46. Sajorina
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    I think it’s cute and totally appropriate for the event! MY PROBLEM is with HER HAIR!!!

    It’s OK to play Smurfette, but you don’t have to become her… Katy!!!

  47. casey
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    @Heather, et al – Katy is a natural blond (not that this blond is natural!) – just pointing out that technically this is ‘going back to her roots’ And yeah, she needs to make some major changes to the makeup if she’s going to stay blond…but overall since ‘natural’ isn’t really part of her shtick why not just stick with the dyed black hair? It looks much better

  48. Carolina Girl
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    Her hair looks like a cheap fur coat.

  49. Sarah
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    The outfit is typical KP and I don’t hate it, whatever, but the HAIR, MY GOD THE HAIR! Ugh, it is so bad. She is way more striking and pretty with her dark hair.

  50. Kara
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    I think, like Sofia Vergara (who is also a natural blonde), this is a case where nature got it wrong. She looks much, much much better with dark brown or black hair.

    And yeah, the dress needs to be two inches longer but other than that, the gimmicky-ness of it doesn’t bother me. It’s intentional, appropriate gimmicky-ness for this event. (I am totally not going to see this movie. I hope NPH got paid a frillion dollars, because otherwise WHY? I’m a child of the 80s, I liked the Smurfs back then, but this shit looks TERRIBLE.)

  51. Heidi
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    I love her figure. She is a curvy celeb without curvy being code for overweight. If I could swap bods with anyone, I’m pretty sure it’d be her. Curves but slim.
    As for the dress, I agree the skirt should be 2 inches longer but the decal is super cute. And this is very her.

  52. sj
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    OF COURSE KP is going to wear a smurfette dress to this smurf-based event [too lazy to even look up what it's for]. This feels really “been there, done that”

  53. Emma
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    Yes, she looked much better with darker hair. But Smurfette has blonde hair, and what the heck? It’s Katy Perry. She drove me absolutely crazy until Lady Gaga came along. At least Katy seems to have loads of fun with all of it.

  54. gwendolyn
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    The only good thing about the Smurfs (and watching them while living in Canada) was catching it on the French channel and getting to say Les Schtroumpfs, which is an infinitely more hilarious word.

    As for Katy, I would expect nothing less.

  55. filmcricket
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    I was about to ask if this was actually a kids movie and not just a Gen-X nostalgia-fest, because not only did KP show up in this gyno dress, but Jayma Mays appeared in that dress that, while certainly longer, also seems a tad short for the premiere of a children’s film.

    Katy looks – whatever, fine, she’s a good-looking girl and this is basically her brand of sartorial insanity, but I do think a few more inches might have been appropriate. This is the Elmo “controversy” just waiting to re-happen.

  56. Heta
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    I hate the Smurfs. I hated them in the 80s, and I still hate them. I’m hoping this movie, and any subsequent Smurfs revival, slides right under my kids’ radar. But I have to agree that Katy’s skin looks divine. At least she didn’t dye it blue.

  57. Wordphreak
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    Is that a bathing suit?

  58. currygirl
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    I love it! I find myself charmed by her whereas with Lady Blah Blah, I’m almost bored by it. It IS short though. I really enjoy how much fun she has dressing up!

  59. Noire
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    The fabric looks incredibly cheap, and I agree with whomever said its basically a leotard with a skirt attached. The hair is beyond terrible. And I’m also in accordance with everyone who didnt like the smurfs in the 80s. So, literally everything about this ensemble annoys the crap out of me.

  60. Tracy L
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    It works because it is her! I wish the “dress” was a bit longer, but for her at this event it totally works. I don’t even mind the hair, but can we talk about her eye makeup? Zoom in on her face and wow, it is caked on there.

  61. Angela De Felice
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    Like my mother used to say “Any shorter and she’d need a haircut!” . I know… believe me, I was as shocked when she first said it to me! I do feel the getup is apropos, however tasteless and predictable… Katy is a cute looking girl but I don’t think she makes a good blonde. I used to love The Smurfs – Papa Smurf in particular – and I think even he would have to agree the length is a little much considering the kids are watching!

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  62. jain
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    The dress reminds me of those tacky Hallowe’en costumes with the character’s picture on them. I mean, I’m pretty sure Cinderella did not wear a ball gown with a picture of Cinderella on it. She should have gone blonde and worn whatever-it-is that Smurfette wears. We’d figure it out.

  63. klee
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    I have a sinking feeling that she dyed her hair blonde solely lot look more like Smurfette.

  64. mandiann
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    Isn’t this what she will wear for her starring role in Smurfcapades – Smurfs on Ice? Which as I type it looks a little like Smirnoff on Ice and is making me just a wee tad thirsty.

  65. Lauren Rathburn
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    I don’t care about the Smurfette dress – she’s promoting her film. Katy’s all about kitsch and I love her for it. But the hair? Oh please god change it back! Please!

  66. mookle
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    Is NO ONE bothered by the fact that she should be wearing a white shoe to make it completely self-referential??? Although the blue is cute.

  67. Valentina
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    I think she’d look better with a smurf hat.

  68. witjunkie
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    Aw, it’s cute. She’s cute. She IS a cartoon. She’s more covered up than that tramp Betty Boop.

  69. Lyra
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    Now the really interesting question would be – did she own this dress *before* even getting involved in the Smurf movie project?

    I say “yes, of course she did.” She probably wears it to funerals.

  70. Bambi Anne Dear
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    When I look at Smurfette’s expression I had to smile. It’s so cute. But I’m also torn between looking at this as a Smurfs on Ice costume and the thought that Katy really might as well be naked.

  71. Bambi Anne Dear
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    And agreed, her hair is ghastly.

  72. ashley
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    i think it’s really cute. Plus i am really glad she didn’t paint herself blue…

  73. poppy
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    I have always found Katy too over the top, but good gravy there is no denying she has amazing skin!

  74. nette
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    Why is Katy Perry consistently unable to find clothes that are not a size or two too small?

  75. Holley
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    You forgot to include an option for “I hate smurfs too and thus no one should ever be seen in something like this ever again. Who thought a Smurfs movie was a good idea anyway….”

  76. Martelvonc
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    Katy Perry is THE ONLY one who cold pull this dress off. It is so off the hook that it is perfect. But yea for this movie premier it’s full of beautiful, any where else, not so much.

  77. Emma
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    Wait, what? Why are we debating about a woman in a smurf dress? Isn’t this EXACTLY the kind of trash GFY was founded to confront? Have I stumbled into a parallel universe?

  78. Veronica
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    Only because she’s in the movie am I able to give her a pass. (Not the movie, just her.) It’s obviously done for fun, and I can run with that. Now that Hello Kitty corset? That was a goddamn travesty.

    ALSO, I am concerned about this blonde hair. I know it’s closer to her natural shade, but I really hope this isn’t the final result. I refuse to think this is the best Hollywood’s hairstylists can do.

  79. JEM1110
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    The dress is WAYYY too short for a children’s premiere. It’s probably way too short to wear anywhere except your own bedroom. I’ve seen other photos of it where you can completely see her underwear (see wwtdd.com). Honey, put it away.

  80. Amber
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    I know I SHOULD hate this, but I don’t. Katy Perry is one of those celebs that I don’t either love or hate. Sometimes, she amuses me, sometimes, she annoys me. She is essentially a cartoon character, but she has fun with it and, though her clothes are generally too tight and too short, she never looks BAD. Trashy, maybe, but not horrible. So I have to say I like this. On anyone else, no. But on her, yes.
    And I don’t even hate the blonde hair. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.

  81. jessica
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    Smurfs on Ice! – the only acceptable place to waer this. Now let’s see your axle Katy Perry.

  82. blah
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    Nobody ever saw smurfette’s underwear.

  83. gryt
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    She is horrible and that thing she’s wearing actually makes her legs look short and stumpified (which I’m pretty sure they’re not). So muahahaha!!

    She shouldn’t leave the house without a wig until her stylists have done a dozen or so more rounds of work rrying to get rid of the black & brassiness from her hair…

  84. ok
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    The hair is bad. The dress is what Katy Perry would wear. The end.

  85. Lyndey
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    This is awful. Katy Perry and her style team are as unbearable as a root canal in Tijuana .

  86. Car
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    Her “outfits” always look like little girls’ tap-jazz-ballet class costumes.

  87. Leigh
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    Holy smurf. That is the smurfiest smurf I have ever smurfed. Smurf.

  88. alaina
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    when i first saw this i was amazed at how much she resembles jenny mccarthy.
    maybe just in the first picture, but still.

  89. fashiondont
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    Just. Please. Stop.

  90. cents of style
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    Katy Perry stop it. You are a grown ass woman. Quit dressing like you are a child with an ice capades addiction.