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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Michele on

OH GROSS!!!! There is no doubt the woman can sing, but as far as dressing herself goes, she really needs help…..Ok, while in Africa go with the theme. But for her an elephant would have been more suitable!!!!!

j on

i had to laugh when i read where she was dressed like this…the woman is consistent if nothing else!! *LOL*

Faith on

“Just closets full of questionable sausage casings”— HILARIOUS. Mariah dressed like this at the last kids charity event she atteneded too. It’s her uniform. And it’s a shame, because she really could be a good fashion role model for curvy women, if she would lay off the spandex and add more fabric and class. I would like to see her in a nice wide leg trouser paired with a crisp white collared oxford BUTTONED ABOVE THE CLEAVAGE, a sweater vest and long strand of pearls. That would show off her shape without totally exposing it. But she’ll never wear something normal like that. The only way Mariah will look better is if she only poses for pictures when she is standing next to “Borat” wearing that V-shaped neon green speedo/suspender thing. :)

Michelle on

Totally agree with Allison. I don’t think this over the top DIVA will ever get it. Seriously, yes you are going to South Africa but no you don’t have to dress like an ANIMAL.

Patricia on

This is totally inappropriate. I went to a girl’s school for high school and thank goodness I did not see any people coming to our school for presentations/meetings dressed like Mariah. It sends a bad message to these young women who are trying to make something of their lives and succeed. If I were Oprah, I would have brought a change of clothes for Mariah in case she showed up looking like a tramp. It is too bad that Mariah has not educated herself on what a “good impression” to young women is all about.

bb on

She looks like a prostitute….When will she realize she is too old and fat to dress like this?

Danielle Leveille on

I never get to see her left profile in either interviews or pics.. you can tell she has a very low self esteem.She desperately needs helps with everything..

joan on

Would someone please tell Ms. Mariah that she is not 20 yrs old anymore, she is well past the age where this ill fitting, chosen in poor taste outfit would be appropriate if ever.
She needs to start dressing like a woman in her 30’s and not a woman desperate to hold onto something she should have let go of 10 years ago.
retitle the page : attractive women who love to look ugly

JM on

Hello! Apparently, someone forgot to tell Mariah that there are no tigers in Africa. Tigers live in Asia — not Africa!
They have never lived in Africa.. they are strictly Asian cats.

Janice on

Wouldn’t a nice lightweight suit have been far more appropriate at the dedication of a young girls school wherein uniforms are prim and proper?

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