Deena Cortese Debuts New Look, Lip Sync For The VMAs [Video]

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Deena Cortese’s 2013 VMA look is her most sophisticated yet.

Call her Deena 2.0! Seaside Heights’ unabashed party girl recently announced that after some serious consideration, she’s going all in on a singing career, and evidently, with a new career comes a new, sophisticated style. At tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards, Deena showed off a black and white dress that was quite the departure from her previous VMA ensembles, and when she stepped out onto the red carpet, we have to admit we barely recognized her! Still, she kept us laughing all the same with an Instagram video of some solid lip-synching (see below, please).

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Deena Cortese’s VMA outfits, 2010-2012

Since D’s days on “Jersey Shore,” her guidette spirit has endured, especially at MTV’s annual award shows. And while we kind of miss the ol’ Skittles dress, there’s no shame in bringing things down to a shout once in a while. Tonight, Deena reached the perfect balance of party girl and professional — check out the Red Carpet Report clip below to hear why she ignored stylist racks and fashion consultants in favor of buying her dress online.

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