Miley Cyrus may have been recently likened to Pink, what with her shock of peroxide blonde hair chopped into oblivion and coaxed into a punk-rock quiff. But, for Halloween 2012, the provocative singer-actress opted to mimic another boundaries-pushing entertainer on the scene: rapper and American Idol's new wild child, Nicki Minaj.
In what proved to be another remarkable transformation, Cyrus, 19, exchanged any sign of a platinum mohawk for something far more substantialÂ—a goldenrod afroÂ—as she sizzled up the Twitter-verse yet again by debuting her holiday costume.
As Us Magazine reports, Cyrus tweeted the very exclamatory words, "You a stupid hoe," (taken from Minaj's hit single), alongside a photo of herself moonlighting as Ms. Minaj. And she really made quite a convincing Minaj.
The voluminous puff of Technicolor hair is there, as are the equally multihued makeup shades that Minaj favorsÂ—think lime green eye shadow, brash lashes for days and a fuchsia lip. Cyrus also added more (faux) tattoos for good measure and put on the ubiquitous animal print that's frequently rocked by the rap star.
In her leopard bodysuit, Cyrus even worked the "booty tooch" (as America's Next Top Model host Tyra Banks would call it) perfectly, although she amplified her less curvy asset with extra padding to achieve Minaj's bold backside. What's more, Cyrus donned a pair of futuristic silver boots that have certainly been seen in some incarnation on Minaj.
Apparently, Nicki Minaj approves of said costume and wants to return the copycat favor. Of her own Halloween plans, she told Ryan Seacrest, "I think I'm going to probably go as Miley Cyrus. Because she is going as me and I just saw her picture on Twitter. I could do the short blonde buzz-cut like Miley." Now that would be quite the Twitpic, too.
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