And with everyone from LC to Stacie the Bartender on hand to witness Kanye's mic-snatching mo with Taylor Swift, the pre-show action was almost as sweet as Russell Brand's one-liners.
So what'd the Hills gals do (besides show off their most uh-MAZE-ing red carpet looks yet)? Well, for starters, Lauren Conrad chilled with Lo Bosworth backstage (and spent some QT with the Moonman) while her old pal Kristin Cavallari denied rumors that she scared 'Drina away from her presenting duties.
Check out these red carpet pix of our gals looking gorge, plus get a glimpse of Stephanie's 10-inch heels(!), hear K-Cav's pre-show predictions (she's Team 'Ye, y'all) and watch Kristin present the Best Pop Video Award with a lil help from Nelly Furtado!
+ Wanna see more MTV stars struttin' their stuff at the VMAs? Check 'em out in this fashion flipbook, plus head to the VMA site for show highlights and live performances, then take our poll and tell us whether LC beat K-Cav in the VMA fashion faceoff!