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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Rita on

The dress is extremely inappropriate for any event, except dancing for pay. However, on her side, where are all of you saying she is fat????? There isn’t an ounce of fat showing on her body. Anywhere. You are the same people trashing Mary-Kate & Ashley, Nicole Richie, and others for being thin. I think you are all being hypocritical. Mariah is finally one woman who looks healthy and normal, and you are all saying she is fat. Get off it. Knock the dress and her style all you want, I agree with you on those counts, but stop saying she is fat. I see no double chins, no rolls around the middle, no fat legs…only a healthy, poorly dressed, classless woman.

jessie on

The real question we should all be asking ourselves is why OPRAH felt this particular woman was worthy of such an honor to be at this particular event.I just cannot believe there was no one else that deserved that invite more than this sleezy woman.

Lizzieb on

All that talent and absolutely no class! The dress would be right on someone else at another time. Very sad!

Quinci on

She wore this to the opening of a children’s school? First off, the dress is cut too low, and second, it’s a hideous dress! I’ve always thought she was ugly and too fat to wear that dress.

Jenny on

So sad. Doesn’t she have a stylist, a manager — a friend, for goodness’ sake — who can tell her how inappropriate and unfortunate her clothing choices are? When she looks at pictures of herself, does she really think she looks good? It’s like reverse anorexia.

lizz on

i don’t think mariah is fat at all i believe that the clothes she wears to revealing clothing

nikita on

she is so beatiful..i love it.like she cares about the negative comments and will dress like a nun..

abc123 on

Typical Mariah. There’s no surprise factor here.

This is not exactly the appropriate event to wear this to, given the real reason why she “supposed” to be there.

marie on

it could have been worse. i give her a 6 out of ten. she should have covered up her boobs a little more! i like her sunglasses!

Darlene on

She is obvious proof that money and celebrity do not add up to good taste.

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