Selena Gomez in gold Julian McDonald at the MTVMA: cute or too severe?

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez wasn’t her usual fresh-faced self on the red carpet of the MTV Movie Awards. Her dress was Julian McDonald with lots of gold embellishments and drippy fringe, and even if it was a little bit shapeless for a party frock, Selena pulled that part of her ensemble off in style. Her shoes were very blah though, and she should have gone with black strappy sandals instead of nude, peep-toed pumps.

I think this dress was tied into Selena’s look for the night since she later performed a barefoot, Arabian-Nights inspired rendition of her new single, “Come and Get It,” which was meant as a tribute to Britney Spears’ “Slave 4 U.”

Overall, Selena doesn’t look thrilled to be at this event, but that could be because her hair is tied back so severely, and her makeup is very cat-like, which contributes to the stiff effect. Selena doesn’t look bad in this dress at all, but it’s just not a very fun look for her like we’re accustomed to seeing.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez


JWowww looks like she’s trying out for the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” show. She brought grumpy Roger along too, and I have to wonder what he thinks of his fiancée’s increasingly immobile face. This gown is way too much for an MTV event, but I barely even noticed it because of J-Woww’s frozen lips and cheeks. She can barely even crack a smile with all of those fillers.




Snooki and her outrageous veneers were present and accounted for as well. This dress highlights Snickers’ new slimline figure and is much better than the usual leopard-print or hot pink fabrics that she chooses for her everyday attire. Dresswise and shoewise, this is a classy look for Snooki. It’s too bad she had to ruin it with all that massive hair and, yeah, the teeth.


Sammi Giancola

Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola showed up with Ronnie Ortiz-Magro in tow. This dress is seriously underwhelming and looks like something Sammi would have worn to go clubbing at Karma in Seaside, NJ. She was truly the prettiest girl on the “Jersey Shore” program, but here everything is very lifeless. Even her hair manages to be boring. Poor Sammi and Ronnie — everyone’s forgotten about them already.

Sammi Giancola

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  1. Brittany says:

    Sammi looks like she did her own hair and make up… nothing wrong with it, but it just looks really casual

  2. Emily says:

    Snooki looks like one of those bobble head toys

  3. Rachel says:

    I have no love for Selena Gomez (probably because I’m waaaay too old for her demographic), but I feel lumping her in a post with the Jersey Shore cast is just wrong.

  4. magpie says:

    WTF? JWOWW looks like she’s 50! The dress isn’t helping either.

    Sorry if you said the same thing Brittany, I can never read the first comment (it’s always blank).

    • JenD says:

      Yeah, jwoww’s face is not flattering. Also, the weird and random blonde hair on the back of her ‘do is really strange.

  5. Marty says:

    I have never seen one episode of Jersey Shore, but you know why I like JWowww? She is SUCH a Tom Hardy fangirl! So she can’t be all bad right?

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I guess Hardy is a bit of a juicehead/gorilla on the outside but he’s so much more on the inside.

  6. Buckwild says:

    Selena looks like Taylor Lautner – this is not a good look.

    And why is everyone from JS aging at twice the rate of everyone else? jwoww looks like a grandma (might be her lips). Sammi looks really tired as well.

    • Red32 says:

      Excessive tanning and drinking will age the hell out of people.

      As an actual lifelong Jersey Shore resident, I was hoping these fools would go away once their show was gone. Let it die already, MTV!

    • jules says:

      I think the word you’re looking for is “drugs”.

  7. Charlotte says:

    Whatever a ‘Snooki’ is looks like a Cher impersonator to me

  8. val says:

    Those veneers gives new meaning to the expression “Horse teeth”. My goodness, they are huge, she really should file those suckers down.

  9. MisJes says:

    Selena looks great from the neck down, but her hair completely ruins it. The braid shape is weird, her crown is over-raised and the sides are too tight. Sigh. It’s a terrible style.

    But I disagree with you Bedhead about the nude heels. Black would have ruined the look. The nude is perfect, they give her legs amazing length.

  10. diva says:

    Snooki and J wow look horrible! Their pictures completely threw me off. Money has not helped them at all. I like Selena’s dress but I agree the heels should have been different.

  11. Quinn says:

    Snooki looks one of those little dolls I had growing up that were tiny and had hair down to their calves. Not the look.

  12. says:

    Snooki’s lack of a jaw cannot handle such huge veneers, 3 tons of hair extension, and all those fake eyelashes.

  13. Happy21 says:

    Jersey Shore Cast = ick!

    All of them, every last one…ick…

    Selena Gomez is better than them and I dislike she was lumped in with them. She might be dark haired and tanned but she so much more!

    • akua says:

      Have to agree based on the pics. Saw ‘sammi was the prettiest’ and thought, yikes, the rest must be really bad! (Now I feel bad for saying that, though apparently not enough to stop me from posting it)

  14. HappyJoyJoy says:

    I wish I would never have seen Selena Gomez “perform” live. Why do all these Disney stars insist in being thriple threats? She’s a decent actress. Leave the singing to someone else.

    • Bijlee says:

      She’s awful live! Her music is great but the girl cannot sing and she is/was a TERRIBLE dancer. She can dance better now, but go watch a performance of her im a slave for u britney cover and all u can do is cringe. I don’t think she’s a great actress or even decent, but worse actresses have done more and have successful careers so it’s not a big deal. She should hunker down and focus on studying acting. She’s more concerned with making money, buying crap, and having people thinks she’s hot. She’s as much a vapid famewhore as these jersey shore people.

    • joe says:

      have u seen Miley live on one of the few times when she doesn’t lip sync? way worse than Selena

  15. RHONYC says:

    poor lil’ Selena decided to go as ‘Beyoncé’ to the awards show.
    sorry sweety, you still look 12. this is utter failed sadness. :-(

    can someone explain to me why all the Jersey Shore people have lumpy, misshapen heads? 8O

    like, wtf? :?

  16. Ariana says:

    She looked cute and everything, but Selena’s performance and her comments about it are downright offensive. I thought she was better than this.

    • akua says:

      My 9 yr old loves her so much, but luckily doesn’t follow her outside of wizard repeats…keep hoping for her to move on, though all the disney ‘starlets’ seem to head in the same direction sooner or later.

  17. A.P. says:

    I’m surprised there was no mention of how offensive Selena Gomez’s performance was. The addition of the Hindi music wasn’t in and of itself bad, but the performance was essentially ‘dressing up as a generic Brown/Indian-ish stereotype’ which, while it may seem innocent and probably had benign intentions, has a long history of racism behind it and often flattens a rich multitude of cultures into a rather offensive mess. (Also, the heavy past of sexualising and exotification of Brown skinned women – note the ‘sexy harem girl’ theme going through here – can’t be ignored.)
    ‘Arabian nights’ theme but with the use of bindis and a South Asian music sample – several entirely different cultures being treated as one.

    • Jazz Fabulous says:

      Thank you. I’m South Asian, and I’m really offended that the performance was called “Arabian Nights-inspired.” Indians are NOT Arabs, and our culture has nothing to do with Arabia or “Arabian Nights” !!!

    • joe says:

      ur an idiot

    • Leen says:

      Thank you!!! It reeks of orientalism (you know how apparently everyone from the east of europe are all the same). I’m arab and I get really annoyed when they lump South East-Asians/Indians/Arabs in all the same pot. If anyone ever bothered looking at the map, we’re not even close.

  18. akua says:

    I think the hairdo is worse than the dress

  19. Meggin says:

    That braid on Selena is awful. It looks messy and like fake hair extensions.

  20. selina says:

    One lousy song and they lump me with orangey looking people,how fickle bloggers are.

  21. kingkayski says:

    One lousy song and they lump her with orangey looking people,how fickle bloggers are.

  22. Jade says:

    Snooki looks like Fran Fine.

  23. NEENAZEE says:

    That has to be a wig on Snooki, right???