Latinos Stole The Show At Last Night’s VMAs: Here’s Everything You Need To Know
If you haven’t got the latest on the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, then you are in for a treat, babes! We’ve captured some of the highlights from the night for you — from the outfits, to the awards, and the performances. And okay, we’ll admit it, we’re gonna let our bias fly since the Latino cohort definitely did us proud at the 36th Annual VMAs!
First things first: who wore what?
Who are we kidding? The best part of any awards ceremony is judging the outrageously expensive and nonsensical outfits the rich and famous wear while we sit at home in our ratty pajamas. Although, it’s hard to fault Cardi B, since she was definitely dishing up some lewks in a revealing red dress.
But the guys also came out dressed to impress!
How could we forget the CNCO boys? The five of them showed up in a real clean-cut kind of co-ord, making sharp lines by contrasting shades of black and off-white.
So did our girl, Camila.
Camila Cabello was dressed to impress, sporting an impressively long train on an otherwise short white dress. We stan the cutouts and jaw-dropping decolletage. Some are even calling her choice of outfit a “wedding dress,” though we’d say it’s more “angelic.”
And Bad Bunny was giving us life!
Bad Bunny showed up in true Bad Bunny style. His black-on-black look was complemented by some eye-catching bling, which included his signature shades and face mask. His sharply-dressed manner was offset by a little cheeky purple nail polish.
Fans were losing it over Rosalia’s runway look at her first VMAs.
Spanish singer Rosalia was an absolute darling on the red carpet. Dressed to the nines in a custom-made black satin Burberry dress, when asked about how she felt being at her first VMAs, she couldn’t be more gracious. “Oh my gosh, I’m so excited,” she said. “I will be performing beside artists that I admire a lot.”
And then there was Adriana Lima who left fans stunned with her red carpet Look.
Are we even surprised that Adriana Lima looked stunning? No, we’re not. Having rocked up in what was essentially a bodysuit teamed with a sheer long-sleeved maxi dress, she showed off her drool-worthy svelte figure. Naturally, the deep blue-green of the dress brought out the vivid shades of green and blue from her eyes. She’s a goddess, and we are not worthy.
What was the best performance of the night?
Once everyone had had a chance to strut their stuff on the red carpet, it was time to settle in and watch what the talent had on offer for us. Sure, Lizzo and T-Swift definitely gave some amazing performances. And J Balvin and Bad Bunny brought a big smile to our faces. It was great to see that they don’t take themselves that seriously, what with the gigantic cacti, emoji-like clouds hanging from above, and the strange blow-up suits that the pair wore throughout their rendition of “Que Pretendes.”
This performance is everything anyone is talking about.
But Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, singing “Senorita?” They. Stole. The. Show. Camilla Cabello started by seducing us through the camera, before showing off just what her stellar vocal cords can do. Beyond the sheer talent packed into one duet, the stage was set up simply, but spectacularly. It honestly looked like the two of them were ensconced in stars. And don’t get us started on the Shawn Mendes/Camila Cabello romance! There’s that much electricity in that relationship, we could have sworn we saw actual sparks fly between the two of them.
And the award winners? Our Latino babes cleaned up.
Honestly, if you were taking shots every time a Latino got an award, you would be an absolute train wreck. The Best Collaboration award went to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello for “Senorita.” And the Best Cinematography? Also Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, again for “Senorita.” To be quite honest, they probably should’ve gotten an award for just general sexual tension, too.
J Balvin and Rosalía cleaned up with a win for Best Choreography.
J Balvin and Rosalia were awarded both Best Latin and Best Choreography, for their work on “Con Altura,” beating out the likes of Bad Bunny and … Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Honestly, with the number of nominations these guys were getting, it was inevitable that one of our faves was going to be going home juggling awards.
And although the collaborators were all smiles while hopping onstage to accept their shiny new Moon Person from French Montana and Alison Brie — the presenters decried the U.S.’ despicable immigration policies and acknowledged that most of the category’s nominees were immigrants themselves.
“Wow. I wasn’t expecting this, honestly,” a stunned Rosalía said. “Thank you, because it’s such an incredible honor. I come from Barcelona. I’m so happy to be here representing where I come from and representing my culture. Thank you for allowing me to perform tonight singing in Spanish.”
Balvin then took the mic to echo his duet partner’s sentiment, proclaiming, “I’m super proud of being Latino right now.”
But today, everyone is talking about Cardi B’s most Cardi B acceptance speech ever.
And who could forget Cardi B? Our favorite unashamedly herself rapper bagged the Best Hip-Hop award for her smash hit, “Money.” And, before you ask, she accepted the award in true Cardi fashion. “I really want to thank my music video team — first Jora Frantzis — that’s the director,” she said. “She gotta hear outta my mouth, ‘I look ugly. Edit my stomach, edit my butt. Smooth my cellulite out!”
So, which VMA outfit was your fave? And, do you think Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello was the best act from the evening — or do you think J Balvin and Bad Bunny could give them a run for their money? Let us know on our Facebook page — you can find it by clicking on the logo at the top of the page.