Variety says that a little over 8 million people watched last night’s American Music Awards (which was down a giant 31% from 2015) and so that means a little over 8 million people have sore faces this morning from cringing hard over Gigi Hadid trying to bring the comedy. Gigi co-hosted the AMAs with Jay Pharoah and for me, they were easily the most entertaining part of the night. Their opening was such a train wreck that I’m sure federal investigators are going to launch an investigation into how and why it happened.
On a personality scale from Bella Hadid to Tyra Banks, Gigi is closer to Bella but she tried to be a Tyra last night. I can describe Gigi’s hosting performance the same way many fuck partner’s describe mine. It was awkward, weird, stiff (not in a hot way) and left you needing several strong drinks. Gigi being a wooden mess was surprising since she’s always been known for being a beautiful cannon who shoots out massive loads of charisma and personality.
During their opening, Jay did impersonations of Jay Z and Trump, and Gigi graced us with her impeccable Melania Trump impression. You know, it’s pretty easy to impersonate Melania Trump. All you have to is stand like a mannequin and then act like the bartender just told you that you’re cut off. Your eyes will immediately squint into the confused position. But Gigi pouted and then released an accent that was somewhere between Lindsay Lohan’s coke-ccent and Count Chocula. And that hair is very “Teresa Giudice in a wind storm.”
— Gigi Hadid News (@GigiHadidsNews) November 21, 2016
Because of that hair, that pout and her face looking like a pumpkin barfed on it, she could’ve easily passed off her Melania Trump impersonation as an impersonation of Donald Trump doing an impersonation of a constipated Magica De Spell. Now that would’ve been spot-on!