Pairs Division: Chung and Ramirez

Posted on August 23, 2012

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Jamie Chung and Dania Ramirez attend the premiere of ‘Premium Rush’ in New York City.


Jamie Chung wears a Cushnie et Ochs dress and Zara shoes


Dania Ramirez wears a a Rolando Santana dress

We chose these two as a pairs division because it seems pretty obvious to us that these outfits were coordinated. We’re digging the whole primary color thing they’ve got going on. They look like two fabulously dressed LEGOs.

From the left:

SHE: Is managing to wear a dress with a hip/stomach cutout on the red carpet and NOT causing us to immediately go, “Ew.” We kinda dig this dress for being so interesting without being too much. That shoulder treatment’s kinda hot, and we like the pleating on the side. It does, however look like there was some hasty pinning going on around both hems; the one on her skirt and the one on the cutout. We salute her for wearing an affordable pair of shoes, but as much as we like them, we think they’re fighting for attention. Hair and makeup look very pretty. She could’ve used slightly more showy jewelry to bump this up. Score: 7.5/10. Yes, there are issues, but we appreciate her wearing something interesting and looking, for the most part, put together.

SHE: Is serving up Latina Diva realness and working that frock like it just stole her boyfriend. Again: a cutout that doesn’t bother us at all or look tacky in any way. Like her co-star, the color looks fantastic on her. Unfortunately, she looks like she’s standing in a puddle of fabric. And while we LOVE the big gold hoops, there’s at least one ring too many on her hands. We would have suggested one kickass cocktail ring and that’s it. Hair and makeup also look pretty and appropriate. Score: 7.5/10. Get it hemmed next time, girl.

Combined Score: 7.5/10. That might seem a little high, but we’re taking into account the likelihood that they didn’t have a wide array of high end designer dresses to choose from (based solely on their position in the fame chart) and because they both look bold, brightly colored, and unique. Not a silly putty pump or black lace anything in sight. For that alone, they deserve props.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • charlotte

    Fabulously dressed LEGOs…couldn’t have said it any better! But what’s with those half-split cutout dresses? I want that trend to end PRONTO. 

    • MilaXX

       I don’t mind the cut out on Jamie, it suits her and she is young and thin enough to wear it.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour


  • I love Jamie’s dress, with the exception of the length, which I think could come up a couple inches.  If it cut her right at the knee, it would be perfect.  With regards to Dania, my only quibble is the length as well.  She is swimming in hemline.  Otherwise, well done, anonymous starlets!

  • Sobaika

    … I think I recognize Jamie Chung from the Real World or Road Rules or something. Is she acting now? I think Dania Ramirez was on Heroes.

    They both look sharp and head-turning, especially Dania. Well done.

    • sockandaphone

      oh! thats where Ive seen Ramirez before! I knew she was on a tv show Ive seen before but couldn’t remember.
      Also a moment of silence for what Heroes could have been.

      • Sobaika

        Seriously. Whenever anyone talks shit about Lost (to be fair, there’s a lot of shit to talk) you just have to bring up Heroes. What a spectacular crash and burn.

        • FlamingJune1967

           I think they both look fantastic.  However, I do wish someone would re-make Heroes the way it should have been done in the first place.  I so wanted to love that show!

        • muzan-e

          Tragedy is when the fans’ speculations turn out to be more engrossing than your script. Sigh.

          And after that, I promised myself that I wouldn’t give Heroes a try until it was well into its fourth season – just to be sure that I wouldn’t be stuck with a second mind-breaking show that devolved into weak porridge partway through. 

          Bullet. Dodged.

      • MilaXX

         yeah that show was such a waste of potential.

    • kimmeister

      Oh, she was the Hero whose power was that, um, her eyes turned black?

      • GillianHolroyd

        I think there was an issue with her mascara as well, which could’ve been avoided if she’d switched to waterproof.

        • kimmeister

          Yes, and basically her only lines were to exclaim in anguish, “Alejandro!” all the time.

          • Oh….she was many of the who the hell is this now line up of new characters toward the end of the show.  I think I switched channels whenever her annoying character came on.  She is quite pretty…would never have known from Heroes.

      • MilaXX

         yup, the black oil or whatever.

      •  Eyes turned black and she killed people with them. Yup.

        And the other one was an entitled little private school girl in an episode of Castle.

    • MilaXX

       Heroes and one of the Patrick Stewart X men movies.

    • Yes!  Real World: San Francisco or something.  How embarrassing it must be to have some people remember you as being the hot chick who talked about her hook ups in the confessional, and now she’s trying to make it as a legit actress. 

      • formerlyAnon

         Ya know, I’d *think* it would be embarrassing, but from what I observe from the corner to which they shuffle the aged & irrelevant, an awful lot of the young things aren’t embarrassed to broadcast their own shenanigans, and since they do it in various digital formats which they KNOW can linger forever, they sure don’t anticipate future embarrassment.

      • I loved her season of Real World: San Francisco. No one was highly annoying to me. Not even Frankie (R.I.P.) Jamie was actually pretty quiet in her season. She was working and also, I believe, in school. So she was hardly on camera. 

        And, no, I am not ashamed. 

      • LeBarron

        Not that it really matters, but it was The Real World: San Diego.  Also, she was briefly on Days of Our Lives.  I kind of hate myself for knowing all that without having to consult Google.  I should probably save my brain space for more useful information.

    • Jamie Chung has been cast as Mulan in the upcoming season of Once Upon a Time.  Guess Disney has decided to end all pretense about this being anything other than a soap opera about Disney-World.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

         I find that really odd, considering that Mulan is a Chinese heroine (weird Japanese influences in the film aside), and Jaime Chung is Korean. Korean folks and Chinese folks look very different to me.

    • NNgela

       Dania’s also Turtle’s girlfriend Alex on Entourage!

  • sockandaphone

    dania ramirez is serving some fierce JLo latina realness.
    I love both colors so much, fantastic choices.
    and just as a side note, is anyone interested in watching this movie (Premium Rush)? a high-action chase! on a bike. Okay.

    • MilaXX

       yup. I want to see it and have no expectations for it whatsoever. I think it will be on par with Speed.

      • AmandaCathleen

         Hahaha, that is awesome. I think you may have just convinced me to watch it!

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Whenever I look at Ramirez I hear “HOLA LOVERS!!!” in my head, lol.  🙂

    • pookiesmom

      ONLY because I adore Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 

    •  I actually just read two really excellent reviews, and I love a bicycle movie, unabashedly. So, yes! Also, JGL.

    • H3ff

      It’s actually been getting very good reviews. I cringe at the generic title, though.

  • Joanie Hunt

    Am I the only one who thinks Dania looks preggers in that dress? The cut and seaming are doing unfortunate things to her midsection.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      yes, it’s giving her a bit of a polterpooch….

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I think the way she’s posing is creating that effect. If she would just relax and cut it out with all the hip popping, she wouldn’t look so hilarious. She’s seriously cracking me up.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Is it just my monitor or are we seeing Ms. Dania’s highbeams?

    • Verascity

      She’s not pregnant?

  • kimmeister

    The sternum cutout makes me gag.  I guess it’s unfortunate lighting, but Dania’s hair looks gray up top.

  • nannypoo

    The woman in blue is really beautiful. I would like her dress better if the skirt and top were attached. As it is, it looks like she tore it getting out of the limo. I hate all the rings on the red-clad woman. When you cram every available ring onto every available finger they all look cheap.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Jamie Chung – I love the color. I think I’d like this dress better if it didn’t have that cutout around her middle. I love everything else it has going on, though. I HATE those shoes. Her hair looks nice.

    Dania Ramirez – I don’t think she looks as good as her friend there, but she’s certainly trying with all that hardcore posing. She looks hilarious; is that hand glued to her hip? The more I look at her, the more I laugh. Lady, we don’t even know who you are! But don’t let that stop you! lmao lmao

  • bittykitty

    I think this has to be the one and only allowable instance of bared midriff on the red carpet. Now I never want to see it again. GO AWAY

  • BazoDee

    BRAVA!! Well done – both look fierce as hell and in very flattering clothes. Neither went for the ‘over-exposed” look most anonymous starlets go for. And hooray for avoiding all the RC cliches 

  • SophiaPehawkins

    RW: San Diego Jamie! At least their makeup looks great.

  • MilaXX

    I’m surprised that Sci fi geek Tom(?) didn’t recognize Dania. She was in the last of the Patrick Stewart X-Men movies and in the last season or last 2 seasons of Hero. She’s lightened her hair, but otherwise she looks pretty much the same.

    I don’t have a problem with the scores either lady received, though I probably would have given both of them 7’s because of the sloppy hemlines.

  • I’m not crazy about the bare midriff – I think the dress would be much more interesting without the exposed skin. I do love the shoulder detailing, though, and the colour is lovely – this coming from someone who’s primary school uniform was just about that color. Except it was polyester & I had to wear matching knee socks. Oh, England.

    The lady in red is working that carpet for all it’s worth. 

  • SewingSiren

    Very pretty and well coordinated, I should think that they were models rather than actresses. Although truth be told their isn’t much difference between the two anymore.

  • Sarah Thomas

    …and then it turns out that Ramirez was wearing Silly Putty pumps under her fabric puddle THE WHOLE TIME. What a twist!

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    It’s the girl from Real World: San Diego and the chick with eyes that bleed black from Heroes! While this does not bode well for the quality of this film, they make a striking pair looking fabulous in those bright colors. Well done, ladies. Jaime, I like your shoulder cutout. 

  • frannyprof

    Hate the way the one in the red dress is posing, though. She looks like she ate some bad seafood and is barely holding it all in.

    • pookiesmom

      LOL! I always find the tight midriff clutch to look very bizarre. Her eyes are screaming, “LOOK HOW SKINNY I AM. NOW LOOK HOW SKINNY I AM WHEN I DIG MY FINGERS INTO MY WAIST AND HOLD MY BREATH.”

  • PeggyOC

    Too high a score for Chung.  The design on the dress isn’t bad, but it looks like the hem and the cutouts were created with a stapler in the back of the car.  Terrible execution.  

  • I really loved that blue dress, though a little less when I realized that wasn’t a belt, but a belly.

  • formerlyAnon

    I’m conflicted about how much to deduct for the improvisational hemming, as I don’t know, based on what I’ve observed, if actresses as far down in the pecking order as these are allowed to iron hem lines into the garments.

    But I’m happy to let your scores stand.

  • I hate the red dress. She looks like a sack of red potatoes. 

  • pookiesmom

    I would’ve actually scored them higher (especially Chung). I think they look great, and this is literally the first time I have ever seen a midsection cutout that is actually flattering, interesting, and not skanky.

  • leave_Blake_alone

    I’d go a step further and give them both 8s. Nice job ladies.

  • marilyn

    Both are gorgeous.  You should give them more than 7.5s.  

  • ojosazules

    They are gorgeous, but the shoes on blue look like a kitchen appliance to me- some kind of high tech apple corer, or something.

  • Scarlet39

    I just don’t like the keyhole on DR.  With the ruched gathering it looks sloppy and like it was just gathered and pinned like that.

  • mellorcr

    T & LO, have you lost your minds?  That red dress is hideous on eer.  Makes her look like an ironing board with a potbelly.  Unless she is proudly dipslaying a baby-bump, she needs to slap her stylist silly!

  • MarinaCat

    Jamie Chung looks completely shapeless to me. A dress with a cutout that manages to look frumpy.

  • guest2visits

    Pretty girl one looks very nice in the blue split dress, even if I don’t like belly button dresses very much.
    Pretty girl two looks like she’s been swallowed whole by her red gown. It’s like a giant red wind sock. 

  • Contralto

    What a pair of cuties.  Not feeling the steel-toed pumps, though, even if they *are* OSHA-compliant.

  • AnneElliot

    I agree with TLo — they get automatic snaps up from me for not wearing black lace, silly putty pumps, or mullet hemlines.  

  • frankystein123

    Sexy LEGO blocks, you’re doingit right.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i think they look fine but the one on the red might be wearing SP pumps. cant tell.

    edited to add:
    also her dress is a little bit too big. then again, it’s probably the smallest size they make.

  • ccm800

    these starlets have NOTHING but youth to offer. Its SO dull. Where are the  personalities and personas? Hollywood is so completely homogenized at this point –  I’d rather watch YouTube. 

  • LambeeBaby

     Hate Dania Ramirez’s dress. The color is flat, it makes her look like she has a belly and I am sure she does not, AND gives the appearance of 2 eyes peaking out from her nipples. Stop F-ing staring at me. yuck.