AMAs 2016: Host Gigi Hadid Roasted for ‘Cringeworthy’ Performance, Melania Trump Impression

Reid Nakamura
The Wrap
AMAs 2016: Host Gigi Hadid Roasted for ‘Cringeworthy’ Performance, Melania Trump Impression

Gigi Hadid was mocked on social media over her awkward turn as co-host of the 2016 American Music Awards alongside Jay Pharoah.

“Gigi Hadid is giving me such secondhand embarrassment,” wrote one Twitter user. The model’s name started trending on Twitter soon after the duo’s monologue, with many of the tweets criticizing her for her “cringeworthy” performance.

Hadid opened the show next to the “Saturday Night Live” alum, making awkward jokes about the recent election and attempting to impersonate the future First Lady Melania Trump.

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“I gotta do the face right,” Hadid said before pouting her lips and putting on an exaggerated accent. “I love my husband, President Barack Obama and our children, Sasha and Malia.”

Pharoah followed up her performance with his impression of Donald Trump, joking that the Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson hit “Uptown Funk” was actually inspired by the president-elect. “It was all totally about me, it was originally called ‘Uptown Trump,'” he joked.

See some of the reactions and video of the hosts below:

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