First, in case you aren’t familiar with our annual Fug Madness competition, here’s a quick summary: Aligned with the March Madness basketball tournament, we fill an empty bracket with 64 celebrities — ranked, or “seeded,” by how tough we expect them to make it for their competitors — and let them face off in an elimination-style tournament, with reader votes determining the winners of each round. Here is a special FAQ page with more detailed explanations of the Hows and Whys, and here is our Wall of Fame, with every winner, celebratory video, and filled-out bracket since the contest’s inception in 2008.
Last year’s winner, for example — defeating Kim Kardashian — was this fetching young go-getter:
And GFY regulars may know that IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN. Soon, the GFY Selection Committee — me, Jessica, some royal mugs, and a loquacious, opinionated bag of potato chips — will convene, and we’d love to know which people you think are most deserving of a berth in this year’s Fug Madness. Remember, we are only judging ONE single year in fug, so if you hated what someone wore to the Oscars last year, it doesn’t count, because that factored into last year’s Fug Madness. This year, the only eligible outfits are those worn or posted about between March 7, 2014, and Feb. 28, 2015.
Please chat it up in the comments, and we’ll take all that into consideration when we make our picks. Nominations should be announced on Friday, March 13. Oh, and to get you in the mood, here is last season’s “One Fugging Moment” video, set to the stirringly cheesy strains of the NCAA Tournament’s theme song.
Get ready to tip that ball, y’all.