• Mon, Jun 17 2013

Red Carpet Rundown: Mermaids At The 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Made Us All ‘WTF CANADA?’

2013 MuchMusic Video Awards

The 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards were held last night in Toronto, Canada at the Bell Media Headquarters. There were some winners, some losers and a seriously excellent dance number by MMVAs host Psy to “Single Ladies.”

As with all awards shows, however, we’re primarily concerned with the red carpet fashion, where our own victorious favorites are declared, as well as the stylistically defeated. There were plenty of famous faces there, from Taylor Swift to Demi LovatoLucy Hale to Big SeanArmin van Buure to…a band of mermaids?

Things I thought while making this rundown:

  1. WTF, CANADA.
  2. Okay, there are almost zero cutouts, Canadian fashion > American.
  3. BUT MERMAIDS, CANADA.

So, uh, let’s dive right in, shall we?

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: MuchMusic VJs, Lauren Toyota and Scott Willats arrive on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.

MuchMusic VJ Lauren Toyota murdered an innocent disco ball to obtain her dress and Scott Willats showed up in something I wish one of my prom dates had worn. :(

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Brittany Snow arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

I think I would like Brittany Snow‘s dress had the bottom, liner-less netting been removed.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Demi Lovato arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

This will likely be an unpopular opinion, but I really like Demi Lovato‘s figure skater-esque dress. Plus, I just realized that she and I have very similar feet tattoos so perhaps I’m also high-fiving her via this rundown.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Megan Markle arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

Megan Markle‘s outfit was nice, if a bit boring.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Taylor Swift arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

While it would destroy her to wear something that isn’t white on a red carpet, at least Taylor Swift‘s dress was sort of interesting this time!

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Phillip Phillips arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

Phillip Phillips showed that a casual men’s outfit can work on a red carpet like this one.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Cody Simpson arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

Cody Simpson did not.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Laura Vandervoort arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.

 

Now, if this were America, Laura Vandervoort‘s dress would have been plagued by cutouts all over the torso and back.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Lucy Hale poses in the press room at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

I loved what Lucy Hale wore! It fit beautifully and the shoes were fun, not overpowering.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Mia Martina poses in the press room at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

What am I looking at? Mia Martina, we deserve answers here.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Armin van Buuren and Trevor Guthrie arrive on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.

I imagine it’s a bit surreal to be in your late 30s/early 40s and trying to figure out what to wear on a red carpet predominantly occupied by people born after 1990. Don’t worry, Armin van Buuren and Trevor Guthrie, judging from the faces behind you, nobody has any clue who you are. (Not throwing shade, but srsly — the only girl looking is the Grudge-y one on the far left.)

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Naya Rivera and Big Sean arrive on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.

Not sure how I feel about Big Sean‘s big shirt, but Naya Rivera looks stunning.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Nicole Arbour arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

Nicole Arbour: But why am I going to dress like a robotripping 6-year-old?

Publicist: Because people will make endless jokes about how you look like a robotripping 6-year-old and that is attention and attention is good and shut up so I can tie this tissue paper in your pageant weave.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Matt Bevner arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

Is it weird that I’m kinda into Matt Bevner‘s jacket?

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne arrive on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.

Despite her questionable choice of date husband scary throat-singing man, Avril Lavigne looked pretty nice for being Avril Lavigne!

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Avril Lavigne arrive on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.

…Well, until after the show, that is. She couldn’t handle wearing something not sold at Hot Topic for longer than an hour.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Jedward arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

Speaking of attention, who the shit are these people?

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Jedward arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

Apparently, they’re named Jedward, and I don’t think I like them very much.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Jedward arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

“WE ARE SO WILD AND CRAZY. WE WILL LITERALLY MAKE THE EXACT SAME MISTAKE AS MIGUEL SO YOU WILL TAKE PHOTOS. HAVE WE MENTIONED WE ARE ZANY?”

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Anjulie poses in the press room at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

Despite being rather unappealing colors, Anjulie‘s dress felt appropriate here, though her heavy liner and obnoxious jewelry didn’t work so well.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Kardinal Offishal poses in the press room at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

I would’ve loved Kardinal Offishal‘s shirt had it been paired with anything of a different color.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Shay Mitchell poses in the press room at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

For some reason, I like how Shay Mitchell always looks a little skeptical at red carpet events. I suspect she identifies and observes their absurdity more than most. Also, I kind of absolutely love this outfit.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Marianas Trench arrive on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

Marianas Trench were…mermaids. Just mermaids.

I am admittedly saddened by the decided lack of coconut and/or unrealistically-shaped clamshell bras.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 16: Marianas Trench arrive on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards at Bell Media Headquarters on June 16, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jag Gundu/Getty Images)

WTF, CANADA.

Photos: Getty Images

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  • Sean

    I don’t know who the hell Big Sean is, but he doesn’t seem that big.

  • PICTURE FRAMY

    YEP! MT were the best! you are just jealous only they can pull off mermen costumes <3

    • Samantha_Escobar

      You caught me! I am so jealous!

  • Tania

    What is on Avril Levigne’s head on the red carpet outfit?!

  • Shivani

    Brittany Snow is wearing Rachel Weisz’s dress! :D

  • Lucie

    Oh honey, Jedward always act like that, not only in front of the cameras. They’re energy-filled but they’re nice people (and terribly funny)

    • Samantha_Escobar

      Oh honey, I still do not think I would enjoy them :( I looked up a video and they just seem so strangely theater-kid-who-just-discovered-Rent to me.

  • Nancy

    It looks like they’re mermaid dancing like Rebel Wilson in Pitch Perfect! Therefore, I forgive them