Mariah-Oh-Meter: Rate Her Africa Look!

01/03/2007 at 01:00 PM ET

Oh, Mimi. Even though we know she likes to wear short, tight dresses to children’s charity events, we were a little surprised by the curve-hugging, cleavage-enhancing getup she wore to the opening of Oprah Winfrey’s school in South Africa. The pearls are a duly noted conservative touch, and it’s always nice to see her with some natural curl in her hair. But a tiger print? Is that a nod to the locale or perhaps a safari was on her schedule later in the day? Well, at least you can say that she dresses for the occasion! Tell us: On a scale of One to Ten, how would you rate Mariah’s oh-factor in this look?

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wildflower on

I don’t get why she was even there?

The dress isn’t terrible, just not appropriate for the occassion.

C on

She’s a beautiful woman with an amazing body, but she always looks so trashy. Wearing this hideous, breast baring dress to a children’s charity event is just tacky and tasteless.

atienne on

Clearly, she’s not a fat woman. There are lots of people with perfectly healthy sized bodies with chubbier cheeks. At least I think and (hope) that’s the reason behind the fat remarks. She appears to have no flub, is normal sized and is just always poorly dressed. I think the anorexics of Hollywood have become so much the norm, that anyone NOT a twig is deemed ‘fat’. As for a rating, I’d give it a 1 since we have to stay in the scale. The 1 is for looking dry. Everything else looks sad. She looks like the girls from ‘The Point’ featured on HBO -America Undercover…yes, all hookers!

lizz on

1 out of 10

Tara on

I have been living in Africa for the past sevral years, and I am shocked at her lack of cultural sensativity that mariah is showing. Especially in an area with growing Islamic influence, she has really confirmed how others view Americans.

stina on

whilst i always thought she looked weird, this dress just makes her look even moreso. (ps – i think she just seems fat because she has such broad shoulders and a wide rib cage. i don’t think she necessarily has a lot of fat on her.)

krw2006 on

I love her… She does HER all of the time!!!! She is pretty and looks good in her stuff. She IS over the top, but I say DO YOU!!!! And if that is her – so be it!!! Go Mariah!!!

Talia on

Mariah used to be so classy and now she is fitting into the Britney/Paris catagory.
Mariah you are so much more worthy than this as far as your self image goes! You are a beautiful woman and you need to strut your stuff in a classy way.




Alice on

Haha, there is only one person on here that actually liked this monstrosity.
I do agree with the people who are saying that she is not fat though. Mariah’s problem is that she choses to wear unflattering styles of clothing(obviously). If she wore something that actually fit instead of stuffing her self into spandex, which by the way nobody looks good in, no matter what size you are, she would look great. But she chooses to look like trash.

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