Vanessa Hudgens vs. Katy Perry: Who Was The Best Celebrity Mermaid?

Star poses for Project Mermaid, joins long line of celebrities with tails.

There’s something fishy about this pretty beachside picture of Vanessa Hudgens, but in the best possible way. The photo shows the “Spring Breakers” star looking like a glamazon straight out of Neptune’s realm, complete with a crown of seashells, a kelp-trimmed clam brassiere, and a magnificent, flappy tail resplendent with pink iridescent scales.

Photo Credit: Angelina Venturella/Splash News

The actress’s outfit isn’t just for fun; she’s one of several celebs getting the mer-treatment for Project Mermaid, a beach preservation awareness initiative spearheaded by photographers Angelina Venturella and Chiara Salomoni. The photos will be the subject of a gallery exhibition and coffee table book this summer, with proceeds going to the nonprofit organization Save Our Beaches.

But while Hudgens is going aquatic for a good cause, mermaid getups are de rigueur for famous ladies looking to make a splash. How does this Environmentally Conscious Mermaid stack up against her tail-wearing compatriots?

Photo Credit: GHD

Katy Perry, a.k.a. Undersea Urban Disco Princess
The singer sported purple locks and a super-duper-bedazzled fishtail for her role in an ad campaign for GHD’s Air hair dryer, and looked so good doing it that we almost forgot to question why a mermaid would need a hair dryer, let alone where she’d plug it in.

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, Kanye’s Personal Mermaid

There wasn’t a drop of water in sight, but that didn’t stop Kanye’s bride-to-be from donning a florid green “tail” with sequins and chiffon fins for a Halloween party in 2012.

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