This Is What The VMA Red Carpet Looked Like In 2006

ERIKA HARWOOD, MTV.com
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10 years can really fly by. Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were all watching The Hills and listening to “SOS” by Rihanna, some girl we really didn’t know? And yet The Hills just aired its 10-year reunion special. That girl named Rihanna is the 2016 Video Vanguard. We’ve certainly come a long way in TV and music, but most importantly, in fashion. We are better for the decade we’ve lived since the 2006 VMAs red carpet. If you need a reminder, take a look.

 

PINK

Before she was doing trapeze work, Pink won her Moonman in Best Pop Video for “Stupid Girls.”

 

AUDRINA PATRIDGE AND WHITNEY PORT

The Hills had been on for only three months at this point. Were we ever so young?

 

CHRISTINA AGUILERA

Christina whipped out a 1920s glamour girl look during promotion for her album “Back to Basics.”

 

LAUREN CONRAD AND HEIDI MONTAG

Ten years can destroy a friendship. Remember that.

 

DANITY KANE

Before there was Fifth Harmony, there was Danity Kane. Please show some respect.

 

FERGIE

While she may be a MILF now, Fergie was fresh into her solo career back in 2006, performing “London Bridge” during the pre-show.

 

BEYONCÉ

Here’s your yearly reminder to listen to “Check On It.”

 

CIARA

Ciara’s style evolution is 🙌.

 

RIHANNA

A baby Rihanna was nominated for Best New Artist in a Video for “SOS” but lost to Avenged Sevenfold for their song “Bat Country.” We were on the wrong side of history.

 

SHAKIRA

However, we can find some solace that Shakira won the VMA for Best Choreography for “Hips Don’t Lie.”

 

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

Justin Timberlake may have brought sexy back during the main show, but this suit is … not great.

 

BROOKE HOGAN

Oh, and Queen of Pop Brooke Hogan was there.

 

LIL’ KIM

It’s no pasty, but we’ll take bedazzled corset any day.

 

PETE WENTZ

Sure.

 

MARC ANTHONY AND JENNIFER LOPEZ

Love has been dead since 2006.

 

PARIS HILTON

That’s a grade-A hair bump.

 

JESSICA SIMPSON

Recently divorced Jessica Simpson attended the show solo…

 

NICK LACHEY

…As did her ex-husband Nick Lachey.

 

JOHN LEGEND

Chrissy Teigen’s husband wore too much white, I’ll say it.

 

ABIGAIL BRESLIN

Abigail Breslin was 10. Yes: 10!!!

 

JARED LETO

Long live guyliner.