Is This The New It-Pose?

11/06/2006 at 01:00 PM ET

Many stars have cultivated a favorite red carpet pose — Lindsey Lohan tends to blow kisses or give a peace sign, for example — but the newest pose seems more shared than signature. Emmy Rossum, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson have all been spotted kicking up a heel recently. Part cutesy, part 50-s pinup, part Rockettes, the pose is a definitely boon for shoemakers everywhere — check out the views of the girls’ glam heels! We think these stars look sweet and charming, but tell us: Do you get a kick out of this pose?

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maddy on

jessica simpson looks a little silly but it works for the other two.

J. on

I think they look kind of silly. But you do get a great view of their shoes.

alexis on

Jessica Simpson is so adorable she would look great in any pose! love you jessica!!!

Alicia on

I agree! “Silly” is the first word that came to mind.

Brenda on

Seeing these 3 photos side-by-side is a real eye-opener! Whenever I see this pose from now on, I’ll be thinking how totally unoriginal it is!!

jenny on

These girls look stupid posing like that. Oh, wait – it could just be that the girls are stupid. Who stands like that?!?!?!?

Reeta on

Christina looks the best doing it, but it’s still sort of weird.

Jennifer on

They look silly.

j on

good way to show off the shoes, but otherwise i don’t think a pose should be made into an issue or needs to be up for debate/comments. slow day for blog ideas?

AnnieM on

Hackneyed – let’s move on……..

jennifer on

please it all just seems so fake! can’t they be themselves!? i mean who does that

makncheese on

Yeah, they do look kinda funny. but I LOVE Jessica’s dress! Anyone know what it is?!

Niko on

Jessica looks like she is in the process of tripping.

Andrea on

Unoriginal and it looks stupid.

AJ on

It will be really funny when one of them falls over trying to pose like that.

Terra on

The pose looks like it comes naturally from Christina – but in my opinion, I don;t think that it is a kodak moment pose…. It looks like they’re trying too hard…….

britt on

I think it’s cute…looks like they’re having fun

cate on

hm emmy and christina look cute. jessica looks silly. but then she always does. haha. emmy looks like shes having fun being cutesy. christna has the pin-up look and jessica…didnt quite make it either way.

Heather on

I think it looks absolutely silly!!!

Rebecca on

It looks pretty silly, but a little fun and different from the same ol’ pose they all use.

b on

It’s trying too hard to look cute. It just screams, “Look at me! Look at me!”

Carina on

They look really stupid..the candid poses look more sweet and fun and not so.. “Hi! look at me take a picture take a picture!!”

rach on

I think Emmy looks adorable. Christinas facial expression is too serios for this pose. Jessica would look cute if she smiled. I hope she doesnt fall over though. But Emmy just looks great!

Agm on

I know! They all signed marketing contracts where they get the shoes for free if they stike that pose.

Vicki on

The pose works for Christina. I’m sorry Emmy, but you just can’t work it.And Jessica looks cute, but too ‘Look at me! Look at me!’ It works the best for Christina.

micheleeee. on

Oh my gosh, people!

Of course these poses look silly. They are laughing and having fun with it

And of course the pose looks like it yells “Look at me! Look at me!” because that is exactly WHY they are on the red carpet.


NB on

They are “Betty Boop” wannabees!

Zaneta on

I love Christina Aguilera’s legs. How the hell does she get it looking like that? I want them!!! sorry irrelevant but i really want her legs

Kayla on

Christina is the only one doing it well.
Jessica looks wayy too stiff.

Olgaki on

I live this pose…!I think it’s S-E-X-Y…..!!!!!!!!!!!!

funfun100 on

This might be the new “it” pose, but it is totally unoriginal and boring. The only person who gets away with it is Christina, because her character,clothes and hair fit for that sort of a pose…but the other two- should just get a life!

Kay on

It’s pretty silly i must say, But they are cute doing it. So whatever is cliver. I would do it to if i was famous and adorable like them.

sharon on

I don’t get the pose…they look stupid. But stupid in nice shoes, I’ll give ’em that. :)

Natelle on

How old are they again? And im sorry i didnt get the memo? Are they auditioning for the latest ballet concert? Please girls…..

lizzie stein on

Dumb, but so much better than the played out Paris Hilton “one leg crossed in front of other”!
I hate that stupid pose. Why are you crossing on leg in front of the other??
Everyone does that pose now!! Even Halle Berry! Who stands like that??
Whatever happened to a regular pose?

Lenore on


Sasha on

Surprised Emma did this pose. She is usually so regal and elegant. Not suprised about the other two idiots.

Ashley on

I think it’s kind of cute, unoriginal yes, but still cute. I like it much better than all the other actresses trying too hard to look fierce or provacative. This is a little more innocent and sweet.

Jackie on

All these people are haters, the pose its cute and vintage from the 50’s… christina looks good doing it, the other two look ok

night on

Christina always looks great when she leaves her pet monkey at home..oh sorry..I mean her husband

Mell on

I think that Christina looks good, Jessica looks doofy or silly to me.

LeeAnn on

i think its fun and flirty better than standing there and smiling like everyone else does it puts some character to them.

Kelli on

They’re rich and famous…they pretty much get to do whatever they want!….it’s not like if you criticize them it’ll change how they’re going to pose.

Kristie on

I think it’s sort of cute and different than the usual boring poses. When I first saw it I immediately thought of the “Princess Diaries” where Anne Hathaway’s character wants her leg to “pop” when she kisses a guy! I like the pose, it’s cute, flirty, and sort of charming!

Lyn on

They might as well just hop, skip and run around the red carpet.

emily on

it’s such a classic pin-up girl pose!
50’s culture anyone…
it’s adorable.

Nina on

Despite the fact that the three look like they lost a few IQ points after that pose, it’s just physically unflattering. Putting thier leg up like that forces them to push out their mid section and push up against their lower thigh.Jessica looks the worst, bearing nothing much better than a Blossom (Mayim Bialik) affect.

Natalee on

Emmy looks sweet doing the pose. Christina looks straight up sexy and Jessica, well….it looks silly. I however do like Jessica Simpsons dress and shoes. I feel bad for Jessica sometimes, she gets such a bad rap, lol. It’s all about class and sophistication when walking the red carpet. It likes that when walking on the model runway, I know this because I once walked the model runway.

krystal on

i like it, its cute but why is cristina trying to be a Monroe sister? she needs to cut it out!

brenda on

I think Christina got this…..she looks better than the other two.

Nunya on

If this is the new pose then someone kick me. It’s just as bad as the hand on the hip leaning with the other hand on the thigh pose.

Very amateurish.

Hannah on

Duff, and Simpsin look kinda, sorta, STUPID!!!! Jessica;s lips are so fat and shes always gotta stick em out.

crystal on

I think that they look like flamingos.

Jamie on

i agree.. it looks weird.. i dont understand why they dont just stand there.. they can switch it up every once in a while but not everyone should do the same pose.. it looks poser-ish.. \\//

Melissa on


Diana on

that one girl on the left looks like her head got twisted around too far … or that she got in a car accident and got stuck like that or something. It just looks unnatural.

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