Vanessa set the outfit bar pretty high for herself on Friday, when we saw her pre-show press look. That eyeliner WAS weirdly placed — it’s as if whoever applied it thought her eyes would be opening wider than they do? — but the frock was cute as hell, and I did wonder if she could’ve saved it for the big night, for one of the show segments. I think… yes? But let’s see if you agree.

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