IT HAS ARRIVED: March Madness 2020 has been cancelled, and Everything Is Madness 2020 is in absolute full swing. We need stuff to do, and things on which to opine that do not involve The State of Things. Enter Fug Madness, our annual contest — now in its 12th year! — to determine the celeb who committed the worst fashion crimes of the year. Is this very shallow to talk about right now? Yes. Is that a problem? No. Because we spend enough time fighting and worrying and breathing deeply to slow our pulses. Frivolity is not only recommended, but it’s essential, especially when you can engage in it from within your four walls.
If you are new to this community since our last Fug Madness competition, or if you’ve forgotten, we have a FAQ here. The short version is:
We seed 64 celebrities in a bracket, more or less the way the NCAA Tournament does — we establish each cluster of 1, 2, 3, seeds, etc., and then use an online randomizer to slot them into each quadrant — and we present their cases. Users vote to determine who advances. Round One takes place Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20.
- Sometimes, megafamous people get seeded higher just because of their profile and perceived resources (see: Laura Dern, a surprise No. 2 seed who had a very inconsistent and weird year during AN ABSOLUTE BOATLOAD of public appearances).
- Sometimes, less famous people get seeded higher because of the volume of their fuggery (welcome in, No. 3 seed Lottie Moss).
- Sometimes, super famous people who only left the house about twice get seeded low despite their profiles (hi, Gwyneth Paltrow).
- And sometimes… well, no, ALL times, the process is unscientific and entirely meant for entertainment.
We have a Wall of Fame honoring each year’s contest, listing the bracket, the winner, and the intentionally cheesy “One Fugging Moment” tribute video. Oh, and we have a blank bracket for you that you can print out to play along, in groovy and hopefully clear PDF (you’ll likely need to fiddle with your margins — in Chrome, for example, after you choose Print, go to “more settings” and choose “custom” and then under “scale” choose “fit to printable area”).
And now, without further ado, here’s a look at the contests we have coming:
1. Rita Ora vs. 16. Emma Roberts
4. Chloe Sevigny vs. 13. Tove Lo
5. Emily Ratajkowski vs. 12. Rihanna
8. Katy Perry vs. 9. Cara Delevingne
2. Ben Platt vs. 15. Kendall Jenner
3. Christina Aguilera vs. 14. Charlize Theron
6. Kacey Musgraves vs. 11. Carrie Underwood
7. Halsey vs. 10. Florence Pugh
1. Kim Kardashian vs. 16. Janina Gavankar
4. Naomi Campbell vs. 13. Julia Fox
5. Laverne Cox vs. 12. Bebe Rexha
8. Winnie Harlow vs. 9. Sophie Turner
2. Laura Dern vs. 15. Kelly Rowland
3. Dascha Polanco vs. 14. Lili Reinhart
6. Celine Dion vs. 11. Dua Lipa
7. Camila Cabello vs. 10. Hailee Steinfeld
1. Kat Graham vs. 16. Taylor Swift
4. Melina Matsoukas vs. 13. Lindsey Vonn
5. Heidi Klum vs. 12. Gwyneth Paltrow
8. Hunter Schafer vs. 9. Cardi B
2. Gigi Hadid vs. 15. Meghan Trainor
3. Lottie Moss vs. 14. The Jonai
6. Tessa Thompson vs. 11. Noomi Rapace
7. Tracee Ellis Ross vs. 10. Susan Kelechi Watson
1. Bella Hadid vs. 16. FKA Twigs
4. Julianne Hough vs. 13. Chrissy Teigen
5. Ellie Goulding vs. 12. Lucy Boynton
8. Priyanka Chopra vs. 9. Ciara
2. Margot Robbie vs. 15. Shania Twain
3. Jackie Cruz vs. 14. Timothee Chalamet
6. Kaitlyn Dever vs. 11. Saoirse Ronan
7. Jennifer Lopez vs. 10. Kristen Stewart