VMAs Fug Carpet: Miley Cyrus


I had been waiting for Miley to wear the new hair out to a formal event, just to see how she’d style it. The answer?  A full Roxette. Oh, she’s got the look, all right. ZING.

[Photos: Getty]

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  1. Stefanie
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    I hate it all. I hate the hair. I hate the makeup. I hate the earrings. I hate that her lips do that. I hate the dress. I hate the sleeves. I hate that I’m so full of hate on a Friday.

    • anny
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      Come on, Stefanie, just two more to go, that’s only 8 …

      • Stefanie
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        Anny you’re totally right!

        I hate the color of her hair and I hate her big dumb combat boots. (hehe. See what I did there?)

        • kickassmomnyc
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          . . . the eyebrows, the stiff stick lashes, the caked on foundation, etc. Everything.

    • M
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      I came here to comment that I HATE this SO MUCH. It’s actually making me want to punch my computer screen.

    • Sonya
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      I agree! It is all bad news and I hate that I am having such a loathsome reaction to it.

  2. llism
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    Stefanie, I’m right there with you. She looks like a Q-Tip.

  3. Helen
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    There is no good here.

    How does this dress manage to be borderline indecent, yet granny-ish, at once? It is a garment with no reason to exist. I don’t so much mind the sheer patterning on the back, though I don’t love it; it’s the sternum-baring that’s really bothering me (I’m not entirely sure we’re not seeing the top of her ribcage, even). And the weirdly simultaneous granny-ness.

    The orange skin makes everything worse… I think her makeup may have been applied by a five-year-old with a trowel… and that awful, awful hair is actually making me a little queasy. On someone else, it might be fun, but it’s so very very wrong for her.

  4. nichole
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    I wish she would learn to relax her jaw (can we send her to ANTM finishing school?). Her mouth wouldn’t look so terrible if her default was to keep her upper and lower teeth resting on each other.

    And I’m with Stefanie – hate it all. It’s like a poor man’s version of Pink, but Pink was there! So we don’t need the imitation.

  5. amys
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    I’d like to take some clippers to her pompadour a la Amber Rose.

  6. Frances
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    I’ve got no problem with her hair or her makeup. The earrings (with safety pin!) look like something I would have worn (and could have afforded on my allowance) when I was about 13. Speaking of cheap – that dress is so cheap-looking, both in the discount, ill-made sense and in the trashy sense. Yuck!

    • Mjx
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      Hah! My safety pin was bigger! AND that was back a bunch of safety pins in your ears was not a re-treaded fashion statement, just FRESH, first-time-round tastelessness.
      I wonder whether she has a vintage ‘Die Yuppie Scum’ t-shirt at home (like the one I thought made me look tough and edgy, when I still looked like unholy offspring of Harry Potter and Pippi Longstocking).

      • aeb
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        THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING THE SAFETY PIN. that’s all i can think about. i can’t even get into the dress.

        • vandalfan
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          Aside: y mom is delightful, and back in the 60′s she let us play with her earrings, one pair of which were (clip on’s of course) little foreign coins suspended from little faux safety pins that looked like they pierce the ear lobe. Mom was cutting edge in the 50′s!

  7. anny
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    It’s so weirdly punk-Tammy-Faye.

    • ??
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      Ha! yes. What she said ^

    • S
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      YES! that is exactly it. If you want to go punk, don’t do it with full-on pageant makeup.

      • McLisa
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        HER MUSIC DOES NOT MATCH THIS LOOK. So dopey. Gah! What is she trying to say? Ooooh I’m so KRAZY with a K, ya’ll!

        This looks like that pivotal moment before Young Hollywood Person of the Moment goes off the rails.

    • kickassmomnyc
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      Bravo, tried to copy an edgy Pink look and landed in Tammy Faye land.

  8. Kat
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    This is all so bad. To quote the illustrious Wanda Sykes in Monster-in-Law, “Fix your hair, you look like a damn cockatoo.”

  9. scheine
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    I can’t believe we used to diss her old look….this is just…no.

  10. christine
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    I never thought I’d have trouble telling Pink and Miley Cyrus apart…

    • LoriK
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      That’s an insult to Pink really. She does this whole thing way better. Of course she has the enormous advantage of knowing who she is, which Miley does not. That’s normal for her age, so I cut her enough slack to feel more bad for her than mad at her. This entire look is terrible and at some point she’s going to wish like hell that there were no picture of it.

  11. Art Eclectic
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    Oh. Honey. No.

  12. lindsay
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    she looks so confused in the first pic, like “why did i do this again?”.

    and by this, she could be referring to any of the aforementioned flaws. this is awful. i prefer the crazy leggings and sheer t shirt from her indecent twitpic.

  13. roser
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    Horrible. Just horrible. It ages her in all the wrong ways, and looks like it cost her about $5.00.

  14. A.J.
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    I just don’t think the hair suits HER. It could be a cute cut, but it’s just not working.

  15. Golly Sandra
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    Rapinoe anyone?

  16. Sandra
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    How old is she? She looks like one of those 50-something socialites in West Palm.

  17. Mouse
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    These close ups generally gross me out because they show just how much foundation they CAKE onto their faces… looks heavy and oily and…ugh.

  18. sandy m
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    Have fun growing that do out.

  19. Emily
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    She has arrows pointing at her butt hole. And I HATE that I even had to think that sentence. Gross.

  20. Carolina Girl
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    I’m so confused. Why would she want to make herself look like a low-rent Pink impersonator? Don’t we already have a Pink, and isn’t Pink really good at being herself? Was that the look Miley was going for and somehow missed?

    God, I need a drink!

  21. Karen
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    She is trying WAY too hard to figure herself out. Or to rebel. Or something.

    It’s just sad.

    • Mjx
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      Nah, it’s fine! She’s nineteen! I (and heaps of others) did way sillier things when I was that age.

      Kids are silly. This one is just having to go through her silliness in front of a massive audience. If she’s being silly when she’s thirty, THAT will be sad.

  22. holly
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    she’s just trying to figure out who she is and not who her parents, the public & industry folks think she is. i shudder to think what would be out there if i had 10,000 cameras documenting my various looks during that award transition phase.

  23. Jules
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    NO. To all of it.

  24. Shelly
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    LOVE that you worked waxing gibbous into this fugness

  25. MG
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    I can’t say I like any of it, but I can at least say that she looks like she’s having fun with this nouveau-punk persona. I guess after being Disney’s perfect redneck princess for so long, she felt like she had to go in the exact opposite direction. Can’t say I blame her even if it’s not exactly her best look.

  26. mary lou bethune
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    What is wrong with her? Trying to get rid of her Disney imprimatur? Hayley Mills did that and was never heard from again, essentially. And the others we won’t name-

  27. Mjx
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    I’m feeling full of… meh. I saw this before, often, back in the 80s, and I might feel a bit more enthusiastic about it if… something. Damn. My mind keeps wandering to other things. I wonder if I have any candy anywhere. Oh. Right. anyway. Eh… This so does not hold my interest. I don’t even know why I’m commenting about this.

    At least she has eyebrows..? Kinda? I mean, they’re not all thinned out, or tadpole-brows, or whatever.

    I still like her haircut (duh, it’s identical to the one I’ve had for ages, now), I think it works well,on her, but the bouffant thing… I just have troble believing that she thinks this looks good or interesting. I DO believe she/her agent knew this would generate a lot of talk, so basically, this is just another Friday. Or Thursday, whenever this went down.

    I don’t see HATING this, she’s not waving her genitalia or nipples in anyone’s face, and that’s always refreshing when it comes to a young entertainer. This is essentially a business-like decision to do something that generates attention, and well, ho-hum.

    God, I do bang on…

  28. gryt
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    Zzzzzzz.

  29. Mongerel
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    I dig the hair…but why would someone with that many zits on her chest wear a dress that open. Yuck, woman!

    • Charlotte
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      Maybe my screen just doesn’t have a high enough resolution, but I don’t see any zits on her chest? Not even in the close up? Seriously, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

  30. Eli
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    And yet she gets to go to home to a Hot Hemsworth. What am I doing wrong???

  31. The Other Molly
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    *Yawn*
    In almost every comment section under yet another fashion disaster by Miley, there are the Miley defenders.
    There is nothing redeemable about this look and plenty of girls her age “define themselves” without looking this ghastly.
    I wonder if there were “aw, she’s just a kid” comments under the penis cake pictures.

  32. Shel in SoCal
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    She is trying too hard to prove to everyone that is she so “hard” and “edgy”… Ya, ya, we get it. Now get over yourself.

  33. deeanne
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    Love the hair and the brows. A hint of Brigitte Nielsen. A dose of trash. She could grow into this. She’s gotta wear pants though ;)

  34. Paul Johnson
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    That ain’t Miley Cyrus. That’s BILLY RAY Cyrus in drag.

  35. Rachel
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    Without getting into the questionable makeup…. I thought I might like the dress at first, based on the zoomed out pic. Then….no.

    I get what she’s trying to do. Most people rebel at some point, and her results aren’t nearly as bad as mine (I was immortalized in the town newspaper with bright red Angela Chase hair, gunmetal nail polish, flannel shirt, and weird necklaces – in an article about how our quiz team was going to nationals. Nerd fail or nerd win? haha).

    ANYWAY, back on track… I think her hair could be cool if she wore it down and swept to one side, with some jagged bangs to draw attention to her eyes, which are quite pretty when not Tammy-Fayed. Make the dress shorter and non-sheer, and add some funky heels (I think I recall seeing some Loubs with spikes on them, which if she wants a glam-punk vibe might work)….Then maybe.

    • Mukel
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      Oh my god, I’m remembering all the outfits I was immortalized in. The long floral dresses with choker necklaces. Your outfit sounds like it was right on trend! And our quiz team only went to the city championships.

  36. Rachel
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    Not that I need to add more after that epic rant, but in the close-up of her face, I kept feeling like something was missing. Then I realized what it was. With the hair, the expression, the safety pin…. What she is missing is an EAR CUFF! Remember those? Or, she could go all Jane Child and have an earring leading to her nose ring.

    (I need to put the coffee down, NOW.)

  37. CopyChic
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    Billy Rae Idol. She should write a song called “Trying Too Hard Ain’t Easy.” That made no sense really, but it made me giggle.

  38. Cynthia W
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    Ugh… she looks awful. The harsh makeup, the terrible hair, the ugly dress – all of it is just terrible. The hair is so awful that it makes her face look bad – or maybe her previous hair was good enough to make her face look good? I dunno, but this is awful.

    For the record, it would make me look awful too – but that’s why that terrible hair cut is not ON MY HEAD.

  39. Susan
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    Her skin is awful especially for a girl as young as she is, plus the face, hair, makeup and just everything looks terrible. Maybe if she grew her hair back long she could hide her face behind it all, and she could fool everyone into thinking she looks good again.

  40. vandalfan
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    Her makeup really kills me, but the shaved sides of her head is not far behind in lethality. With the right makeup, she could actually look fairly nice, at least while she’s young. But the idea of Miley at age 35 makes me shudder.

    • Sandala
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      Agree! how does someone so young look so busted? The hair could work but the makeup is a disaster.

  41. Maretha2
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    Which wedding do we think has less chance of happening: Miley + Liam, or Biel + TImberlake?

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  43. Giulia
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    Ok,first of all I HATE this person,i don’t know her (obviously) but I really can’t stand her. That being said,this hanna montana person and I were born in the same year,so I don’t think “oh she is so young” is a good excuse for her behavior, being half-naked on a stage because you can’t sing but need money it’s not something that every young person would do,neither is dressing like a slutty trash bag with parrot-y hair. I think that her horrible parents turned into a despicable person and I hate myself for hating her,but I just can’t help it. She’s terrible.

  44. saintsadie@yahoo.com
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    How old is she? 45?

    • Ms. A.
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      Yes, she looks like she’s having a midlife crisis and is going to the casino to pick up drunk guys like she’s still got it.

  45. jen
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    Waxing gibbous — I’m still laughing.

  46. SharonCville
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    Late to the mix, but my thoughts: First and foremost, she’s 19 and still figuring out who she is, so I’m not going to be too harsh with her as long as she isn’t flashing her naughty bits or showing up drunk or high.. or looking drunk or high. I agree that the hair would look better down and softer, with spiky bangs. She needs to lose the plastic eyelashes and go with something a bit softer, and while I like that she has kept her eyebrows, personally I’d prefer something a bit more natural looking and a bit less like felt stick-ons. I suspect that the heavy makeup may be to cover acne, in which case I would suggest ProActiv and a much lighter hand that involves more translucent matte powder and less pancake foundation. I also don’t like that color lipstick on her– something more berry-colored would emphasize her full lips and would match her skin tone much better. The dress is too granny and too sheer at the same time. I like the idea of cutting it off as a mini and losing the back sheer ass arrows. The biggest design flaw is running the buttons down the middle through the sheer panels, making it look like we’re seeing her butt crack (I do think she’s wearing appropriate underwear and that this is an illusion of the dress design). Bad designer! Bad! Bad!

  47. Sajorina
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    EW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Wren
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    I know you say boobs or legs, but not both. Could I make an amendment? Boobs, legs, or butt, choose one, not 2 and certainly not all 3.

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