On Tuesday night in Hollywood, Us Weekly celebrated its annual Hot Hollywood Style issue, and its red carpet was appropriately hot with Hollywood talent. The event honored a slew of celebrities, who were awarded with style-specific honors. The celebs in attendance, however, were decidedly modest about their awards.
Musician Joe Jonas, who was awarded the Laid-Back Rocker title, joked, “I guess it’s not the dressed-up rocker [prize].”
But all kidding aside, it’s an honor that Jonas took to heart.
“I just try to dress to be myself,” Jonas told MTV News. “I love style and I love fashion, and I’ve always been really interested in it. And I think it’s a big piece [of life] for musicians out there. You know a lot of people are looking at everything you do and I’ve always wanted to be myself with what I wear, and to be recognized for it is really cool.”
Singer-turned-fashion-mogul Jessica Simpson had similar sentiments for her award, Style Icon of the Year, albeit with a little bit of confusion.
“Style Icon of the Year, really?” Simpson said. “I’m not really that stylish, like to be honest with you. Like I wear my fiancé’s Yale hoodie and a pair of sweat shorts that have been cut off, and Uggs, and Hanky Pankies, little pair of panties, you know? I’m not really that stylish, but I do know how to make a woman look beautiful, and when I want to look great, I know how to make it happen.”
The Sharp-Dressed Man honor went to “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello, who admitted to feeling a little pressure when dressing up for the night’s event.
“On ‘True Blood,’ they put the pressure on me to not be dressed — so either way I go …,” Manganiello said.
Other winners included former MTV reality stars Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, who took home the Feminine Fashionista and the Individualist awards, respectively. Actress Hayden Panettiere was named the Style Chameleon, and “Dancing With the Stars” castmates Kendra Wilkinson, Petra Nemcova and Chelsea Kane were awarded the aptly titled “Dancing With the Stars” Divas prize.