Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah impersonate Donald Trump at the AMAs
Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah impersonated Donald and Melania Trump at the American Music Awards (AMAs) on Sunday (11.20.16)
The 21-year-old model and the actor – who is known for his impersonations – took to the stage as hosts of the glitzy award ceremony in Los Angeles, and couldn’t resist mentioning the Republican candidate who won the race to the White House earlier this month, and his wife Melania.
Gigi kicked off the impersonations, putting on her best accent for Slovenian native Melania, and saying: "I love my husband, President Barack Obama. And our children, Sasha and Malia."
Jay, 29, later took on the role of Donald, saying: "I love Bruno Mars. I don’t know what color he is so I can’t deport him. Everyone look, he looks like Mowgli from ‘The Jungle Book’. He does. I love ‘Uptown Funk’. It was all totally about me, it was originally called ‘Uptown Trump’."
And that wasn’t the only time the presenting duo mentioned the presidential election, as Jay noted that having a white president was like "90s all over again".
Gigi said: "A Tribe Called Quest has a new album, Jenny McCarthy is here…"
And Jay cut in: "Green Day is performing, and a white guy is the president. It’s the ’90s all over again!"
Meanwhile, the blonde beauty changed her outfit five times over the course of the night, after the team behind previous host Jennifer Lopez’s whopping 15 outfits told her to "do less changes".
She said on the red carpet before the event: "We did our research and J.Lo’s team told us to do less changes. I’m going with about half but they’re great looks, and they’re going to get a good amount of time."
And the awards were a personal affair for the model too, as her boyfriend Zayn Malik took home the award for New Artist of the Year, his first AMA since leaving One Direction.