25 Latinx Red Carpet Fails
Ah, the red carpet. It’s a place for celebrities to look their best. But let’s be honest, even the best dressed stars have been known to commit a fashion faux-pas from time to time. Whether it’s taking a pajama look to the red carpet (hello Camilla Cabello!) or just missing the mark (Luis Fonsi, anyone?) these red carpet fails show that even god-level latinx make mistakes sometimes.
Latinx celebrities are known to take chances, but sometimes this trailblazing can be seen as a fashion FAIL. Who knows, maybe in many years some of these looks will be viewed as iconic, just like JLO’s trailblazing green Versace.
The 25 red carpet fails are:
1. Camila Cabello at the 2018 Brit Awards
Normally the definition of red carpet style, Cubana Camilla Cabello showed up to the 2017 Brit Awards in London looking like she just rolled out of bed. This night gown inspired dress is frumpish in all the wrong places. Her midriff is needlessly exposed, and a barely-there back is doing her no favors. This look is more ready for a pajama party than the red carpet.
2. Stephanie Beatriz at 2017 Upfronts
This Brooklyn Nine-Nine star seemed to be doing her best Joker impression in this high-slit dress by Zhivago. While the Gotham City look might be fitting for Halloween, this sequin number is out of place at an event presenting network prime-time lineups to advertisers. The tasteful Jimmy Choo shoes nicely balanced out the supervillian look.
3. Chucho Flash at 2018 PJ Bash
Cuban Chucho Flash came in at bit top heavy at the 2018 PJ Bash presented by Univision. While the distressed white jeans and Gucci belt are classic, he wore a bit too much bling on the top. The effect is heightened by his wearing a black top against white jeans. The result? Chucho Flash looks like he is about to fall over.
4. Paula Galindo at the 2018 MTV Millennial Awards
Colombian Youtuber and model Paula Galindo showed up to the MTV Millennial Awards wearing a very ambitious Tommy Hilfiger dress. The dress, which is an amalgamation of the Colombian flag and the Tommy ‘T’, makes the normally fashionable Paula look like a pop art Halloween costume.
5. Manu Manzo at the 2018 Billboard Latin Power Players
Venezuelan born Manu Manzo is an artist on the rise, and her red tiger-stripped two-piece body suit certainly makes her a stand-out, although not in the way she intended. Appearing at the 2018 Billboard Latin Power Players party in Miami, Manu Manzo looked ready to pounce.
6. Motiff at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Producer Arbise Gonzalez aka Motiff showed up to the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards wearing this over-the-top wresting themed outfit. While the Giselle Aboudi jacket is a stand-out, the outfit as a whole doesn’t quite mesh.
7. Gina Rodriguez at the 2018 SAG Awards
Latina actress extraordinaire Gina Rodriguez got photo-bombed at the 2018 SAG Awards by legendary Merryl Streep. It’s nearly impossible to find Gina out of place: her style, voice, and attitude are always on point. The only failing here is not recognizing that the multiple-Oscar-winning actress Streep was standing next to her.
8. Jennifer Lopez at the Time 100 Gala
Latina icon Jennifer Lopez aka JLO never has a fashion fail on the red carpet. Her looks are iconic, and have an influence on entire generations. That’s why it takes the outfit itself to cause a fail. Seen here on the red carpet of the Time 100 Gala, JLO is seen tripping over herself! It seems the outfit was too elaborate for even JLO’s lithe legs to handle.
9. Camila Mendes at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards
Riverdale star Camila Mendes flew into the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards in full “goodnight moon” mode, sporting this space inspired dress by Reem Acra. While the embroidery is beautiful, the structure of the dress does Camila no favors. The dress seems more fitting for a pajama party (with Camila Cabello?) than a prestigious fashion award ceremony.
10. Luis Fonsi at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
Singer Luis Fonsi showed up at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in this offset monochromatic theme. The black tie on black shirt combo makes his face look washed out, giving the effect of Fonsi disappearing behind his outfit. An admirable attempt that was overshadowed by…
11. Luis Fonsi at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards After Party
And after the awards show, he Luis Fonsi changed into something well…even worse than his awards show outfit. Luis Fonsi showed up t2018 Billboard Music Awards After Party looking like a lost piece of luggage. The overwrought patches on his shirt put him somewhere between Boy Scout and a suitcase covered with stickers from exotic places. His overly distressed denim seemed ready to give up on him as well.
12. Francia Raisa at the Marie Claire Fresh Faces Party
Actress Francis Raisa showed up at the Marie Claire Fresh Faces Party wearing this pink ruffly disaster. The multiple layers in the mid-section make Francia’s body disappear, and not in a good way.
13. Joss Favela at the Latin AMAs
Singer Joss Favela showed up to the Latin AMAs in this embroidered tuxedo. While it was definitely a choice, the angel on the pants looks super out of place. Joss looks more like a super hero than red carpet ready. However, the plain black slippers nicely balance out the over-the-top nature of his tuxedo.
14. Becky G at the Latin AMAs
Singer Becky G wore this sequin disaster on the Latin AMA red carpet. Half S&M half sequin bigfoot, this outfit is a big question mark. It only makes sense next to friend Joss Favela’s equally disastrous outfit.
15. Gloria Trevi at the Latin AMAs
Mexican singer-songwriter Gloria Trevi wore this Michael Cinco gown to the Latin AMAs in 2018. While the dress accents her strong shoulders, ultimately the look is more pink flamingo than Mexican princess. The frills and embroidery make this look over-the-top.
16. Francia Raisa at Harper’s Bazaar Icon Party
Francia Raisa makes her second appearance on this list with this tale of two dresses at the Harper’s Bazaar Icon Party. While Francia claims it’s “business to the left, party on the right” this dress is really just a mess. Her dark makeup makes her disappear into the dress, like Edward Scissorhands on the red carpet.
17. Prince Royce at the Latin American Music Awards
Singer-songwriter Prince Royce showed up to the Latin American Music Awards in this head to toe monochromatic affair. The pants seem inspired by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” outfit, but this outfit is no thriller. A dash of contrast could make Prince Royce stand out on the red carpet.
18. Lele Pons at the 2018 MTV Millennial Awards
Influencer and Latinx celebrity Lele Pons had a fail on the red carpet…but it wasn’t necessarily a fashion fail. While her Sentiments Couture jumpsuit was absolutely smashing, her balance was not, and she took a dive on the red carpet, documented on her Instagram.
19. Michelle Rodriguez at UNICEF Sardinia
Actress Michelle Rodriguez showed up to a UNICEF in this dress / gold napkin. The only real way to describe this dress is awkward. With a high slit, and a sash of gold fabric at the neckline. But it’s ok, if she spilled anything at dinner, the gold napkin would catch it.
20. Zoe Saldana at the 2010 Oscars
Actress Zoe Saldana has become the quintessence of style in recent years, gracing countless magazine covers and stunning many runways. But it wasn’t that long ago that her looks were out of control. Take this example from the 2010 Oscars. Zoe looks straight Sesame Street in this gold and purple outfit.
21. Zoe Saldana at the 2013 Oscars
Not wishing to be outdone by her 2010 Oscars outfit, Zoe Saldana showed up three years later wearing this white and black mess to the 2013 Oscars. While a step in the right direction, there are several critical missteps here, including the (glitter?) belt around her midsection. Thank goodness Zoe has taken her fashion in a completely new direction!
22. Jessica Alba at the WF Central Bejing Opening
Normally stunning and elegant, Jessica Alba showed up to this hotel opening looking like a pop art version of Raggedy Ann. Her multilayered dress becomes an optical illusion if you stare at it too long, but Jessica should rest easy knowing that this dress was only seen by a Chinese audience.
23. Demi Lovato at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball in Los Angeles
Demi Lovato is a serial red carpet offender, but this outfit at the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball in Los Angeles might take the cake. Was it inspired by a Middle Eastern Sari? How do we explain the plain gold leg? It was impossible to find the designer of this monstrosity probably because no one wanted to take credit.
24. Rocsi Diaz at the FX Snowfall Premiere
TV host Rocsi Diaz showed up to moderate a panel at the FX Snowfall Premiere in these flowing yellow pants and sequin sports bra / top. Together, they make her look like a bizarre version of a mermaid, which was not what she probably intended.
25. Christina Milian at the Nylon Magazine Girl Party
Rounding out our list is actress and singer Christina Milian in this military inspired garb at the Nylon Magazine Girl Party. Christina wears this alice McCALL military inspired outfit with and without a layered trenchcoat. She proudly boasts #nostylist, probably because no stylist in their right mind would ever send a client out in such a hideous outfit.