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Giuliana talks red carpet fails

Giuliana Rancic has opened up about her red carpet hits and misses, admitting that she doesn’t usually care why she causes a stir – as long as she does.

The E! host caused controversy last month when she said teen actress and singer Zendaya’s dreadlocked ’do at the Oscars made her look like she smelled of “patchouli oil and weed”.

But in a new interview, Giuliana has admitted that she doesn’t really care why she hits headlines, just as long as she does.

“I walk onto every red carpet with my fingers crossed that I’ll get a headline that day,” Giuliana told Britain’s Glamour magazine. “It can be positive, negative – I don’t care, as long as I’m trending. That’s the goal.

“I remember when I was interviewing Jennifer Lawrence at last year’s SAG Awards – we were zooming in on her Dior dress with the Glam Cam and she goes, ‘Oh my God! Look at my armpit vagina!’ about the fold of skin between her armpit and her dress.

“Some reporters would be horrified and try and change the subject, but I went with it and we kept talking about her ‘armpit vagina’. Next thing I know, my assistant is showing me her phone, number one trending is ‘Jennifer Lawrence says armpit vagina to Giuliana Rancic.’ I was like, ‘Yes!’ ”

Giuliana rarely puts a foot wrong herself when it comes to red carpet outfits these days. But she wasn’t always so stylish, and found out the hard way at her debut red carpet event.

“The first red carpet I did was the Emmys in 2002. I’d just started at E! and I didn’t have a stylist. I ended up wearing a green dress that hung on me like a sack. I hated it, so I thought, ‘I’m going to jazz this up and do something different.’ So before I hit the red carpet, I took off my heels and put on cowboy boots. The producer saw the first shot of me, as I went live, and started yelling, ‘Someone get there and put her in heels! This is terrible, what is she doing in cowboy boots?’ After that, I got a stylist.”

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