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How Dramatically Different Or Similar 26 Celebs Looked At Their Very First VMAs Vs. The Last One

1.NSYNC at their very first VMAs in 1999:

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NSYNC at their last VMAs in 2023:

the guys on stage in 2023 with different suits on
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2.Shakira at her very first VMAs in 2001:

wearing tight jeans with metallic detailing and a crop feather top
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Shakira at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a long metallic dress
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3.Taylor Swift at her very first VMAs in 2008:

wearing a strapless pleated dress
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Taylor Swift at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a long slit dress with button detailing going diagonally across
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4.Nicki Minaj at her very first VMAs in 2010:

wearing trouser pants and a vest with pink hair
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Nicki Minaj at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a long lace dress and a short veil
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5.Selena Gomez at her very first VMAs in 2010:

wearing a strapless dress next to justin beiber
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Selena Gomez at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a long halter fringe dress with floral print outs
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6.Fat Joe at his very first VMAs in 2002:

him wearing a matching linen set
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Fat Joe at his last VMAs in 2023:

him with clean sneakers, and a long sleek coat
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7.Jared Leto at his very first VMAs in 2006:

him wearing tight jeans, a slim scarf and dark eyeliner
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Jared Leto at his last VMAs in 2023:

him wearing an all black outfit of platform heel boots, a leather dress and gloves
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8.Ashanti at her very first VMAs in 2002:

wearing a sequenced dress with a long slit
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Ashanti at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a long sparkly dress with cut outs at the breasts which are covered with sea turtle print
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9.Lil Wayne at his very first VMAs in 2005:

he's wearing a camo jacket over a t-shirt
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Lil Wayne at his last VMAs in 2023:

wearing leather pants and an oversized boxy button down
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10.Nicky Hilton at her very first VMAs in 2002:

wearing thigh-high boots and a shift dress
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Nicky Hilton at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a sequenced mini dress
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11.Diddy at his very first VMAs in 1997:

he's wearing jeans and a long t-shirt with a baseball cap
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Diddy at his last VMAs in 2023:

holding his award while wearing an all-red outfit
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12.Billy Porter at his very first VMAs in 2021:

him wearing a silver shiny suit with matching platform boots
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Billy Porter at his last VMAs in 2023:

wearing baggy pants and jacket with pearls stringing to the side
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13.Rita Ora at her very first VMAs in 2012:

wearing a bejeweled pant onesie
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Rita Ora at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing an off the shoulder long dress with dramatic long sleeve that completely cover her hands
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14.Nelly Furtado at her very first VMAs in 2001:

she's wearing jeans and a button down with flip flops
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Nelly Furtado at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a long, long-sleeved dress with a back cut out
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15.Bebe Rexha at her very first VMAs in 2016:

wearing thigh high boots with a two piece skirt and crop top set
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Bebe Rexha at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a leather dress with cutouts at the butt and long horse hair tail
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16.Sabrina Carpenter at her very first VMAs in 2018:

wearing a dress with a long slit
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Sabrina Carpenter at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a thin strapped dress with a long tulle train
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17.Tinashe at her very first VMAs in 2015:

wearing thigh high boots and a plaid dress
Steve Granitz / WireImage

Tinashe at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing pasties over her private bits with a sheer metallic mesh covering
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18.Lil Nas X at his very first VMAs in 2019:

wearing a shiny silver suit with matching cowboy boots
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Lil Nas X at his last VMAs in 2023:

wearing large platform boots and lace corset top and skirt
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19.Dixie and Charli D'Amelio at their very first VMAs in 2021:

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Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS

Dixie and Charli D'Amelio at their last VMAs in 2023:

both wearing long tailed dresses
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20.Tiffany Haddish at her very first VMAs in 2017:

her wearing a silver mini dress
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Tiffany Haddish at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a body suit under a sheer lace skirt
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21.Emily Ratajkowski at her very first VMAs in 2015:

her wearing a gladiator style dress and boots
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Emily Ratajkowski at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a halter criss cross top and a long printed skirt
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22.Megan Thee Stallion at her very first VMAs in 2019:

wearing a mini dress with silver studded designs
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Megan Thee Stallion at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a strapless sheer dress with underwear showing through
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23.Doja Cat at her very first VMAs in 2020:

wearing a mini dress with a long ponytail almost touching the floor
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Doja Cat at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a tattered dress
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24.Dove Cameron at her very first VMAs in 2021:

wearing a structured skirt and top with matching arm gloves
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Dove Cameron at her last VMAs in 2023:

in a thin strapped sequenced dress
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25.Demi Lovato at her very first VMAs in 2008:

wearing a tight bodycon dress
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Demi Lovato at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a wide shouldered long leather jacket over a mini dress
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26.Cardi B at her very first VMAs in 2017:

wearing a pant onesie with circular breasts and a long train
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Cardi B at her last VMAs in 2023:

wearing a long shiny metal dress
Taylor Hill / Getty Images

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