Lana del Rey was without a doubt the worst SNL musical guest ever (except for Ashley Simpson). Despite her mediocre singing talent and complete lack of stage presence, the retro glam singer does have an impressive fan base and was even recently named British GQ’s Woman of the Year, a mystifying and undeserved honor.
While the sultry songbird and new face of H&M has an undeniably distinctive vibe, it is surprising is how very unspectacular Lana del Rey without makeup looks.
In the first photo, the 26-year old singer looks young and fresh-faced and nothing at all like her sexed-up public persona. She looks regular, nothing special (unless you count her especially enormous forehead and over-inflated lips). The only thing that gives away her identity is that perpetually half-asleep/slightly stoned look.
In the next photo, I can’t get past her fingernails. They are truly horrifying (and is she signing a microphone?). Otherwise, again, she looks fine: not great, not terrible. Her teeth are nice and white and a bit too perfect, and that forehead is still gigantic, but she’s not pouting and that’s something to be thankful for.