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Worst dressed stars go WILD at MTV VMAS! YouTuber Tana Mongeau carries a SNAKE

The MTV Video Music Awards are known as a hub of outrageous fashion.

And the stars were clearly working overtime to live up to this reputation when they arrived on Monday’s red carpet at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Tana Mongeau made a bizarre attempt to bring back a bit of Britney Spears glamour by accessorizing with a live albino snake, which she draped over her forearms like a shawl.

Fame can be lonely: Nikita Dragun slid her curves into a full-length sleeveless gold gown with a pair of pink pasties to match her feather boa – and a trio of shirtless gentlemen on leashes

Britney brought an albino snake onstage with her during her iconic performance at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, but Tana’s stab at the look fell rather short in comparison.

Tana, who has dated both Amber Heard and Bella Thorne, wore her reptile with an off-the-shoulder party dress and matching boots that featured a landfill-esque print.

The getup featured a massive glittering gold flower at the right side of her waist, and she let her sunglasses slide down her nose so she could look right over the red pentagon lenses. 

Psycho But Sweet singer Ava Max, one of the evening’s Best New Artist nominees, cut an eye-popping figure in an outfit that looked swiped from an arcade game character.

Slithering in: The getup featured a massive glittering gold flower at the right side of her waist, and she let her sunglasses slide down her nose so she could look right over the red pentagon lenses

Slithering in: The getup featured a massive glittering gold flower at the right side of her waist, and she let her sunglasses slide down her nose so she could look right over the red pentagon lenses

Close, but no cigar: Tana Mongeau made a bizarre attempt to bring back a bit of Britney Spears glamour by accessorizing with a live albino snake, which she draped over her forearms like a shawl

Throwback: Britney brought an albino snake onstage with her during her iconic performance at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, but Tana's stab at the look fell rather short in comparison

Close, but no cigar: Tana Mongeau made a bizarre attempt to bring back a bit of Britney Spears glamour by accessorizing with a live albino snake, which she draped over her forearms like a shawl

The 25-year-old modeled a skintight scarlet unitard that featured shimmery silver sections at the waist, legs and cuffs, as well as hints of blue and black.

She slipped into a pair of black leather boots covered in superfluous buckles, but the piece de resistance of the outfit was a floor-length crimson cape.

Ava, who is nominated for Best New Artist at the VMAs against Billie EIlish, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Lizzo and ROSALIA, mingled on the red carpet with 18-year-old A.J. Mitchell.

What a look: Psycho But Sweet singer Ava Max, one of the evening's Best New Artist nominees, cut an eye-popping figure in an outfit that looked swiped from an arcade game character

What a look: Psycho But Sweet singer Ava Max, one of the evening’s Best New Artist nominees, cut an eye-popping figure in an outfit that looked swiped from an arcade game character

Making a splash: The 25-year-old modeled a skintight scarlet unitard that featured shimmery silver sections at the waist, legs and cuffs, as well as hints of blue and black

Going for regal: She slipped into a pair of black leather boots covered in superfluous buckles, but the piece de resistance of the outfit was a floor-length crimson cape

Making a splash: The 25-year-old modeled a skintight scarlet unitard that featured shimmery silver sections at the waist, legs and cuffs, as well as hints of blue and black

Ultra-casual: Ava, who is nominated for Best New Artist at the VMAs against Billie EIlish, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Lizzo and ROSALIA, mingled on the red carpet with 18-year-old A.J. Mitchell

Ultra-casual: Ava, who is nominated for Best New Artist at the VMAs against Billie EIlish, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Lizzo and ROSALIA, mingled on the red carpet with 18-year-old A.J. Mitchell

A.J., whose song Slow Dance featured Ava, went in the opposite direction from her fashion-wise and dressed so casually he appeared headed to a birthday party rather than an awards show. 

QUIN went for a statuesque look in a Grecian-inspired black gown, but the off-kilter fit and the oddly-placed frills made it appear that the statue had sustained its share of weather damage.

Justina Valentine showed up in a jumpsuit that was scrawled all over with the phrase NASTY WOMAN in multiple colors, as well as a bright red hairdo pulled into a high ponytail.

Fashion statement: Justina Valentine showed up in a jumpsuit that was scrawled all over with the phrase NASTY WOMAN in multiple colors, as well as a bright red hairdo pulled into a high ponytail

The 32-year-old posed with her tongue sticking out as she grabbed her ponytail with one hand and flashed a peace sign for the shutterbugs with the other

Fashion statement: Justina Valentine showed up in a jumpsuit that was scrawled all over with the phrase NASTY WOMAN in multiple colors, as well as a bright red hairdo pulled into a high ponytail

Hand at the waist: QUIN went for a statuesque look in a Grecian-inspired black gown, but the off-kilter fit and the oddly-placed frills made it appear that the statue had sustained its share of weather damage

Hand at the waist: QUIN went for a statuesque look in a Grecian-inspired black gown, but the off-kilter fit and the oddly-placed frills made it appear that the statue had sustained its share of weather damage

The 32-year-old posed with her tongue sticking out as she grabbed her ponytail with one hand and flashed a peace sign for the shutterbugs with the other.

Nikita Dragun slid her curves into a full-length sleeveless gold gown with a particularly noticeable touch – a pair of pink pasties to match her feather boa.

She modeled an extravagant grey hairdo and a pair of dangling hoop earrings, but like Tana, she decided that when it came to accessories, inanimate objects were not enough.

Nikita brought along three shirtless gentlemen with sculpted torsos, fingerless black leather gloves and black trousers – and led them along by chain and collar.

Showstopper: She modeled an extravagant grey hairdo and a pair of dangling hoop earrings, but like Tana, she decided that when it came to accessories, inanimate objects were not enough

Showstopper: She modeled an extravagant grey hairdo and a pair of dangling hoop earrings, but like Tana, she decided that when it came to accessories, inanimate objects were not enough

Sizzling in sequins: Nikita brought along three shirtless gentlemen with sculpted torsos, fingerless black leather gloves and black trousers - and led them along by chain and collar

Sizzling in sequins: Nikita brought along three shirtless gentlemen with sculpted torsos, fingerless black leather gloves and black trousers – and led them along by chain and collar

Lineup: She flashed a bit of leg through the dangerously high thigh slit of her dress as her three male companions posed next to her on their knees, flashing smoldering stares at the photographers

Lineup: She flashed a bit of leg through the dangerously high thigh slit of her dress as her three male companions posed next to her on their knees, flashing smoldering stares at the photographers

She flashed a bit of leg through the dangerously high thigh slit of her dress as her three male companions posed next to her on their knees, flashing smoldering stares at the photographers. 

Mariahlynn arrived in an elaborate see-through net LBD with feathery forearms, allowing for a distinct glimpse at her underwear as she hit the red carpet.

Her stiletto shoes had black ankle-straps that mismatched the spiky gold strap over her toes, and she played up the business of the outfit by stringing on a necklace.

Mariahlynn arrived in an elaborate see-through net LBD with feathery forearms, allowing for a distinct glimpse at her underwear as she hit the red carpet

Mariahlynn arrived in an elaborate see-through net LBD with feathery forearms, allowing for a distinct glimpse at her underwear as she hit the red carpet

Posing up a storm: Her stiletto shoes had black ankle-straps that mismatched the spiky gold strap over her toes, and she played up the business of the outfit by stringing on a necklace

Posing up a storm: Her stiletto shoes had black ankle-straps that mismatched the spiky gold strap over her toes, and she played up the business of the outfit by stringing on a necklace

What a look: Zara Larsson, a 21-year-old Swedish reality TV competition winner, opted for an off-the-shoulder pink frock that was engulfed in frills and adorned with a long train

What a look: Zara Larsson, a 21-year-old Swedish reality TV competition winner, opted for an off-the-shoulder pink frock that was engulfed in frills and adorned with a long train

Her big night: Accentuating her features with a heavy dose of makeup, she wore her platinum hair down and balanced on a pair of silver ankle-strap heels

Added glitz: The singer wore a chain necklace that complemented her rings

Her big night: Accentuating her features with a heavy dose of makeup, she wore her platinum hair down and balanced on a pair of silver ankle-strap heels

Zara Larsson, a 21-year-old Swedish reality TV competition winner, opted for an off-the-shoulder pink frock that was engulfed in frills and adorned with a long train. 

Hugo Gloss was a sight to see in a three-piece tartan suit with cloth epaulets, adding to the splashiness of the look with a wide-brimmed hat and a pair of red shades.

Diplo has spent several months putting his own spin on country star style and did not relent this Monday, selecting a white cowboy hat with his name embroidered under the brim.

Not to be missed: Hugo Gloss was a sight to see in a three-piece tartan suit with cloth epaulets, adding to the splashiness of the look with a wide-brimmed hat and a pair of red shades

Not to be missed: Hugo Gloss was a sight to see in a three-piece tartan suit with cloth epaulets, adding to the splashiness of the look with a wide-brimmed hat and a pair of red shades

Making himself felt: Diplo has spent several months putting his own spin on country star style and did not relent this Monday, selecting a white cowboy hat with his name embroidered under the brim

Hunk: He threw on a white blazer with highlighter shades of pastel floral print, pulling on matching slacks and clasping on a belt with a glimmering buckle

Making himself felt: Diplo has spent several months putting his own spin on country star style and did not relent this Monday, selecting a white cowboy hat with his name embroidered under the brim

Couldn't get someone to iron that?: DJ Khaled, whose Higher video featuring John Legend and the late Nipsey Hussle is nominated for Best Hip Hop, swung by the event in a wrinkled short-sleeved shirt and ill-fitting trousers

Couldn’t get someone to iron that?: DJ Khaled, whose Higher video featuring John Legend and the late Nipsey Hussle is nominated for Best Hip Hop, swung by the event in a wrinkled short-sleeved shirt and ill-fitting trousers

Bringing it: Jonathan Van Ness threw on a black tank top that would not have been out of place at the gym, hoisted on a pair of short shorts and then tried to dress up the ensemble with a cape and heels

Bringing it: Jonathan Van Ness threw on a black tank top that would not have been out of place at the gym, hoisted on a pair of short shorts and then tried to dress up the ensemble with a cape and heels

Making it happen: Bad Bunny was Hannibal Lecter chic in a surgical mask and a backpack that resembled a harness from the front

Sizzling: He popped on an orange pair of goggles

Making it happen: Bad Bunny was Hannibal Lecter chic in a surgical mask and a backpack that resembled a harness from the front

He threw on a white blazer with highlighter shades of pastel floral print, pulling on matching slacks and clasping on a belt with a glimmering buckle. 

DJ Khaled, whose Higher video featuring John Legend and the late Nipsey Hussle is nominated for Best Hip Hop, swung by the event in a wrinkled short-sleeved shirt and ill-fitting trousers.

Jonathan Van Ness threw on a black tank top that would not have been out of place at the gym, hoisted on a pair of short shorts and then tried to dress up the ensemble with a cape and heels.

Scene-stealer: Hayley Kiyoko pulled a see-through floral jacket over a greyish green rubber tube tube for a busy look that including a high-waisted pair of harem trousers

Scene-stealer: Hayley Kiyoko pulled a see-through floral jacket over a greyish green rubber tube tube for a busy look that including a high-waisted pair of harem trousers

Coordinated: Her glistening metallic clutch matched the bracelets she wore on both wrists, as well as her jeweled necklace

Garnishing the look: The singer wore heavy makeup and a pair of hoop earrings, as well as a few rings

Coordinated: Her glistening metallic clutch matched the bracelets she wore on both wrists, as well as her jeweled necklace

Some theme: Tana was not the only person to decide a snake was a suitable accessory for the MTV VMAs - H.E.R. brought one along as well, complementing her floral jumpsuit

Some theme: Tana was not the only person to decide a snake was a suitable accessory for the MTV VMAs – H.E.R. brought one along as well, complementing her floral jumpsuit

Bad Bunny was Hannibal Lecter chic in a surgical mask and a backpack that resembled a harness from the front, and he popped on an orange pair of goggles.

Hayley Kiyoko pulled a see-through floral jacket over a greyish green rubber tube tube for a busy look that including a glittering clutch and a high-waisted pair of harem trousers.

Tana was not the only person to decide a snake was a suitable accessory for the MTV VMAs – H.E.R. brought one along as well, complementing her floral jumpsuit.

Lil Kim turned heads with a getup that featured an LBD covered in explosive purple and black fringe, complementing the purple accents in her bun. 

Vegas chic: Lil Kim turned heads with a getup that featured an LBD covered in explosive purple and black fringe, complementing the purple accents in her bun

Vegas chic: Lil Kim turned heads with a getup that featured an LBD covered in explosive purple and black fringe, complementing the purple accents in her bun

Showgirl: Lil Kim looked the image of glee as she smiled and waved for the assembled photographers

Wet hair look: As if the sequins on her dress were insufficiently dazzling, she accented the look with an ornate pair of drop earrings

Showgirl: Lil Kim looked the image of glee as she smiled and waved for the assembled photographers

Stunning: From the rainbow streak along the part in her hair, to metal-studded black leather corset, to the open floral orange skirt, Halsey's outfit was a marvel to behold

Stunning: From the rainbow streak along the part in her hair, to metal-studded black leather corset, to the open floral orange skirt, Halsey’s outfit was a marvel to behold

2019 MTV VMA Nominees

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

21 Savage ft. J. Cole – a lot

Billie Eilish – Bad Guy

Ariana Grande – thank u, next

Jonas Brothers – Sucker

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Drake – In My Feelings

Ariana Grande – thank u, next

Jonas Brothers – Sucker

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down

 

BEST COLLABORATION

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – Shallow

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie – ME!

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care

BTS ft. Halsey – Boy With Luv

 

BEST POP

5 Seconds of Summer – Easier

Cardi B & Bruno Mars – Please Me

Billie Eilish – Bad Guy

Ariana Grande – thank u, next

Jonas Brothers – Sucker

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down

Khalid – Talk

BEST R&B

Anderson .Paak ft. Smokey Robinson – Make It Better

Childish Gambino – Feels Like Summer

H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller – Could’ve Been

Alicia Keys – Raise A Man

Ella Mai – Trip

Normani ft. 6lack – Waves

 

BEST LATIN

Anuel AA, Karol G – Secreto

Bad Bunny ft. Drake – MIA

benny blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez, J Balvin – I Can’t Get Enough

Daddy Yankee ft. Snow – Con Calma

Maluma – Mala Mía

ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – Con Altura – WINNER

 

BEST ROCK

The 1975 – Love It If We Made It

Fall Out Boy – Bishops Knife Trick

Imagine Dragons – Natural

Lenny Kravitz – Low

Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes

twenty one pilots – My Blood

 

BEST DIRECTION

Billie Eilish – Bad Guy (Directed by Dave Meyers)

FKA twigs – Cellophane (Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang)

Ariana Grande – thank you, next (Directed by Hannah Lux Davis)

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix) (Directed by Calmatic)

LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – No New Friends (Directed by Dano Cerny)

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down (Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift)

 

BEST EDITING

Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – Tints (Editing by Elias Talbot)

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix) (Editing by Calmatic)

Billie Eilish – Bad Guy (Editing by Billie Eilish)

Ariana Grande – 7 Rings (Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh)

Solange – Almeda (Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor)

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down (Editing by Jarrett Fijal)

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

FKA twigs – Cellophane (Choreography by Kelly Yvonne)

ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – Con Altura (Choreography by Charm La’Donna)

LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo –No New Friends (Choreography by Ryan Heffington)

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita (Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv)

Solange – Almeda (Choreography by Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles)

BTS ft. Halsey – Boy With Luv (Choreography by Rie Hata) 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cardi B

Billie Eilish

Ariana Grande

Halsey

Jonas Brothers

Shawn Mendes

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Ava Max

Billie Eilish

H.E.R.

Lil Nas X

Lizzo

ROSALÍA

 

PUSH ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bazzi

CNCO

Billie Eilish

H.E.R.

Lauv

Lizzo

 

 BEST HIP HOP

2 Chainz ft. Ariana Grande – Rule the World

21 Savage ft. J. Cole – a lot

Cardi B – Money – WINNER

DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – Higher

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix)

Travis Scott ft. Drake – SICKO MODE

 

BEST K-POP

BTS ft. Halsey – Boy With Luv

BLACKPINK – Kill This Love

Monsta X ft. French Montana – Who Do You Love

TOMORROW X TOGETHER – Cat & Dog

NCT 127 – Regular

EXO – Tempo

 

BEST DANCE

The Chainsmokers ft. Bebe Rexha – Call You Mine

Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato – Solo

DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B – Taki Taki

David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J Balvin – Say My Name

Marshmello & Bastille – Happier

Silk City & Dua Lipa – Electricity

 

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Halsey – Nightmare

The Killers – Land of the Free

Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey ft. Gallant – Runaway Train

John Legend – Preach

Lil Dicky – Earth

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Billie Eilish – when the party’s over (Visual Effects by Ryan Ross, Andres Jaramillo)

FKA twigs – Cellophane (Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog)

Ariana Grande – God is a Woman (Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic)

DJ Khaled ft. SZA – Just Us (Visual Effects by Sergii Mashevskyi)

LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – No New Friends (Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer)

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie – ME! (Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX) 

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

BTS ft. Halsey – Boy With Luv (Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E))

Ariana Grande – 7 Rings (Art Direction by John Richoux)

Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Remix) (Art Direction by Itaru Dela Vegas)

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita (Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter)

Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down (Art Direction by Brittany Porter)

Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens – I Love It (Art Direction by Tino Schaedler)

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – Tints (Cinematography by Elias Talbot)

Billie Eilish – hostage (Cinematography by Pau Castejon)

Ariana Grande – thank you, next (Cinematography by Christopher Probst)

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita (Cinematography by Scott Cunningham)

Solange – Almeda (Cinematography by Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton)

Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie – ME! (Cinematography by Starr Whitesides)

 

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