We’ve all watched Lindsay Lohan grow up since her adorable 1998 debut in “The Parent Trap,” even if not everything she’s done since then has been quite as cute. (“Mean Girls” forgives all, though, so it’s cool.) She’s changed a ton since her first VMA appearance way back in 2003, and in case you can’t remember back that far, we’ve compiled some of Lindsay’s best VMAs moments. Let’s start with the oldest, shall we?
BOOTCUT JEANS, YOU GUYS! BOOTCUT JEANS!
And check out the back, guys!
Careful, Lindsay. Your strap is falling.
She even got a kiss from Jason Biggs.
She hung out with Ashlee Simpson, because that’s what you did.
She greeted her adoring fans.
And she threw up a peace sign, because peace signs were cool in 2005.
2008 VMAS: Okay, so by this point Lindsay had gotten into some hot water starting with her first DUI in 2007 and continuing with drug possession, rehab and various legal issues. But she still accomplished plenty of awesome things this year — like doing a guest stint on “Ugly Betty” and releasing her own fashion line.
She made butt zips a thing.
Just look at that regal gaze!
2010 VMAS: Lindsay quieted the haters during the 2010 VMAs opening skit. She gave Chelsea Handler — the year’s VMAs host — some tough talk in preparation for the night’s show. Watch the skit for yourself, and watch her nail the whole self-deprecating humor thing.
Lindsay Lohan? We salute you.