Was Gigi Hadid’s Melania Trump impression the worst part of the AMAs?


The American Music Awards were held last night and I do not blame you if you forgot about them or remembered and still didn’t watch. On my Twitter feed last night, most people were talking about Westworld and Poldark, although I follow some weird people. Anyway, the AMAs did their thing and you can see the list of winners here. Drake won, 21 Pilots won, you get the idea. I knew ahead of time that Gigi Hadid was going to co-host and I was not looking forward to it. And all of my expectations were met. First of all, her red carpet dress was this crochet Cavalli, which I do not like. But she changed her look several times, some of which you can see here. But the worst part of Gigi’s hosting duties was her “impression” of Melania Trump. OH. MY. GOD.


I’ll admit it, I don’t really get the Halsey phenomenon. I don’t dislike her, I’m just ambivalent, and I don’t really get why she’s a thing. She attended the AMAs to perform “Closer” with The Chainsmokers, even though they reportedly all sort of hate each other. Her catsuit (?) here is Ermanno Scervino. The catsuit is okay, but the styling sucks.


Ariana Grande wore McQueen pants with vintage lingerie top for the red carpet, then changed for her performance of “Side to Side” with Nicki Minaj. I laugh-cried at the sh-tty sound quality of their performance. So bad. As for this ensemble… it’s fine. *shrug*


Taraji P Henson in Céline. She said she wanted to look “effortless” and I guess that happened, because it does look like she wandered onto the carpet in her nightgown. I do appreciate that Taraji keeps mixing it up though, and you know she loves fashion and trying different things.


Julianne Hough (she presented) in a Zuhair Murad bodysuit with Mikado skirt. This whole look feels very “Barbie” to me. Even her hair seems Barbie-ish. By that I mean her hair looks like a really cheap wig.


I laughed my ass off when I saw Karlie Kloss in this Atelier Versace. Karlie has been told by too many fashion people that she can “pull off anything” and now she believes it. Versace people were probably laughing as they handed her this dress too. I mean… come on! She’s a pretty girl, but this whole look is so stupid. And she looks like she’s wearing orthopedic socks.


Nina Dobrev looks sad and bewildered in this Zuhair Murad. She really looks like she was not feeling any part of her look.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. paolanqar says:

    She was beyond cringe and so not funny.
    I am not so sure she would enjoy someone taking the piss out of her parents’ accent. Does she know her parents are both immigrants?
    She went from being harmless to stupid in a nanosecond.

    • Keaton says:

      I was thinking the same thing about both her parents being immigrants!
      I hate when I see a non-native English speaker get mocked. Tacky

    • JudyK says:

      Saw only a portion of it and concur with both of the above comments. Totally tacky + offensive + inappropriate + out of place.

    • lemonbow says:

      I didn’t find the impression funny but I think she was mostly mocking the plastic surgery and plagiarism of speeches. They probably figured if anyone could get away with it it would be the half muslim model born to immigrant parents.

    • V4Real says:

      I don’t care I laughed and so did the audience.

      And what accent was she supposed to use an American one. No. To mock or imitate someone , is to try and sound like them and she was spot on. Just because Melania has an accent no one is allowed to try and sound like her? Is it that Americans are only allowed to imitate people with American accents? We have comedians and others imitating President Obama’s voice all the time. I don’t see anyone complaining about well they shouldn’t mock him by trying to imitate his voice. That’s what you do when you’re trying to imitate someone, you try to sound like them. What about the skit on SNL, Melanianade?Not only did the actress portraying Melania mock Melania’s accent while talking, she even used the accent while singing. Baldwin and the actress portraying Hillary on SNL both imitated Trump’s and Clinton voice. Why should it be any different for Melania: because she has an accent, please.

      • wordz says:

        I think if Brandi Glandville squinted at the camera and mocked Yolanda’s accent ‘Oh deez lymezz deeseazee’ on Real Housewives of BH you would still not take offense? No, you would, Gigi would, the politically correct police would. Don’t mock accents. Don’t squint your eyes because someone is from a different ethnicity than you. Why is it ok to do only if you don’t like the person being mocked? You can’t have it both ways. Wrong on all counts.

      • V4Real says:

        @wordz, Nope, you’re wrong and your comment doesn’t make sense.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      I don’t think it was funny, but I don’t think it was offensive either. She was mocking Melania Trump, not her accent.

      • Leah says:

        If you are doing an impression of Melania you are going to have to do the accent. This isn’t mocking her, every other show thats done impersonation of Melania has done the accent. Steven Colbert, SNL etc.
        Also Gigi wouldn’t have written that, those gags are scripted by professional writers so i doubt it was her idea so if you are offended you should probably direct it at AMA.

    • Suzie says:

      People need to stop being stupid. If you impersonate someone, you also impersonate the way they speak. So if they have an accent, you imitate that accent too. She was mocking Melania’s plagiarism, not her accent. Can you imagine impersonating Melania with an American accent? It wouldn’t make sense.

  2. Beer&Crumpets says:

    Those really do look like orthopedic socks. They look like *my* socks, which I have because I’m on my feet all day. Maybe homegirl figured her dress was fug already so she may as well be kind to her feet.

    • Ama says:

      Hahahaha… great!

    • detritus says:

      I’m more concerned about Halsey’s foot situation. She is wearing a stirruped leather jumpsuit. Tucked in to her strappy heels.

      That is not the 90s I want back. Never again stirrup pants, never again.

      • Arwen says:

        I’m concerned that in the few outfits I have seen her in, she seems to be lacking a bra. I’m for body positivity but I’m starting have an uncomfortable feeling that I know more about her nips than her music 😞

  3. t.fanty says:

    Arianna Grande needs to step away from the tanning booth.

  4. Sage says:

    Everyone looked awful at this event.

  5. Bettyrose says:

    IDK. I think of Melania as Trump’s hostage, and the news cycle has well passed on the plagiarism incident. This missed the mark on so many levels.

  6. Suzie says:

    I like Gigi but that was cringe. And I don’t get how her everyday style is dope but her red carpet’s never is. Whether it is the clothes, hair or makeup, she rarely gets it right in award shows. She looks prettier with simple hair and jeans.

  7. poop says:

    I dont even like Gigi but i thought that was cute. i dont expect her to be a comedian

    • Pandy says:

      I think she was funny and nailed it.

    • Erinn says:

      I found it somewhat amusing, honestly. She’s not a comedian – it’s a dumb award show, so it’s not like she’s about to joke about anything too serious or controversial.

      It was an older joke, I think largely because it was a ‘safe’ joke for the most part.

  8. Moonstone says:

    She was painful to watch and very awkward onstage.

  9. KittenFarts says:

    I think Gigi is such a beauty! She may be a terrible model but she is gorgeous! She’s certainly a better model than Kate Upton. Also, she seems like a nice girl considering she came from a wealthy family.

  10. huh says:

    To think she sounded so smug in a recent interview saying she only ever wanted to do 2 movies in her life because she wanted it to mean something. Stick to cadaver modeling.

  11. Shambles says:

    Low key think it’s pretty adorable that Mac Miller congratulated Ariana (they date) via his instagram. Still can’t stand her. But they’re cute.

  12. Janetdr says:

    OMG. Here I have been thinking that there is nothing worse than these see through black dresses we’ve been seeing. I can definitely say that see through white lace is worse-what a tacky look. Plus it doesn’t even look like it fits!

  13. MeowuiRose says:

    *twenty one pilots |-/

  14. mellie says:

    When you bully someone like that you just lower yourself to Trump’s level…let’s remember what the always fabulous Michelle O’Bama said, “when they go low, we go high”….

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Public figures and politicians get parodied, impersonated, and mocked on television all the time. It’s not bullying (and it’s hypocritical for any Trump-supporter to whine about something like this). Ever watched Saturday Night Live?
      And impersonating a public figure on TV doesn’t put a person anywhere NEAR the level of a racist, white supremacist- supporting misogynist who brags about sexually assaulting women and called for somebody to be assassinated. Huge false equivalent. YUGE. 😉

      • mellie says:

        I respectfully and “yugelly” disagree with your assessment of this situation. (Please don’t get me wrong, I dislike Trump and Co. as much as the next guy/gal…I feel like I always have to put this disclaimer on here!). But I just think this was kind of a cringe worthy situation and Gigi is FAR from being compared to a player on SNL, yes, I’ve seen it…I think this is apples/oranges here. Just my opinion, no need to pile on.

    • MellyMel says:

      I think you need to look up the definition of bullying. This wasn’t it. It was a parody plain and simple. Was it funny? Eh! Is she a comedian? No! But this was not bullying. She is in no way on Trump’s level. Please!

      • Chill says:

        This is going to be a long 4 years for Ms. Trump if she can’t even take a joke. Considering public figures to this day are calling Ms. Obama an ape because she is black, making fun of Ms. Trump’s fake accent is barely an insult. It’s like when people call out Madge or Paltrow for their pseudo British accents.

  15. Ivy says:

    Yo okay so if you look at Ariana two years ago she’s white. “Normal” I’m using the word normal because she had skin of an average Italian/Latina mix. But she has tanned to the point of borderline blackface and it’s totally unacceptable. Like oh my god COME ON.

    • me says:

      She is 100% Italian, no Latina in her. But yeah she def tans.

    • KittenFarts says:

      Really??? Borderline blackface?? Let’s overreact some more! Its likely a spray tan & she’s young. It’s common for young 20 something’s to go for that overly tanned look. Does no one remember jersey shore? Italians obsessed with being tan!

  16. me says:

    Where were all the big names this year? The front row had a bunch of regular folks (probably record execs with their kids).

  17. princess shade says:

    I think Taraji was watching Britney’s Everytime video before she got dressed.

  18. Sof says:

    The audience trying to dance during Green Day’s song was both awkward and funny, especially during the “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” chant.

    • me says:

      The shots of the audience dancing to ALL the performances was hilarious. Who were any of those people any ways? No rhythm lol. Where were the celebs?

  19. Michelle says:

    Gigi was horrendous! She tried way too hard and it showed. Stick to your day job sweetie. Ariana needs to fire her stylist and grow up. Does anybody ever notice that she only wants her left side shown and she barely takes more than two or three steps? Can she not walk? She needs to step away from the tanning sessions, and get a new hairstyle. Dayum.

  20. joannie says:

    The whole show was beyond tacky. Some of the women looked like desperate hookers.

  21. nicegirl says:

    I cannot help it, I love Gigi. I thought the bit was hilarious.

  22. Josefina says:

    She’s just such a plain girl. I think anything can be funny, if you make it funny. She doesn’t have the charisma to land a joke, so the whole thing is really cringey and awkward to watch.

    I’d say she stick to modeling, but I don’t think she’s a stand out at that either.

  23. Say What says:

    Cringe worthy, she should stick to being a Human Barbie Doll. I bet she didn’t even vote.

    • MellyMel says:

      I hate that I know this but I follow her on social media and she voted. She was a big Hillary supporter.

  24. kimbers says:

    It wasnt offensive, she just isnt funny. She’s not an actress, or comedian, and that might be why she sucked.

  25. Hannah says:

    Her boyfriend zayn is beyond gorgeous that’s all I got!

  26. hey-ya says:

    …pot n kettle…were the writers male?…

  27. Jillybean says:

    The AMAs should just go away. Boring as oh bejesus..