Maya Jama: what did presenter wear to Brit Awards 2022 - and is she engaged to boyfriend Ben Simmons?
Maya Jama co-presented the BRIT Awards last night, but it was her fashion choice that sent the internet into chaos...
The BRIT Awards gathers the best of the best from the music industry.
As well as being a chance to see some of your favourite artists get the deserved recognition, it’s a chance for stars and designers to impress and exhibit some incredible pieces of fashion.
The red carpet is a separate show itself. Once the stars descend it becomes a mosaic of grand gowns, bold co-ords, and wild style.
However, all eyes were on Maya Jama as she co-hosted the iconic BRIT awards for the first time in her presenting career.
The Bristol born and raised star rose to fame in recent years with a career in television and radio presenting. In 2017, Jama became the youngest person to ever co-host the MOBO awards on Channel 5 alongside, Marvin Humes.
The night is filled with huge stars from around the world, and last night was no difference with the likes of Adele, Ed Sheeran and Olivia Rodrigo in attendance.
Jama had four outfit changes throughout the entire night, however, it was Jama’s daring cut out dress she donned for the red carpet that has everyone talking.
If you’re a big fashion fan, you may find this piece familar. That’s because the whole look pays homage to one of fashion and music’s biggest names, Cher.
Maya Jama’s dress was designed to be a call back to an iconic ‘Mohawk dress’ originally worn by the legendary Cher in 1986 to the Academy Awards.
Cher’s original look made waves in 1986, just as much as Jama did at the BRITs last night.
The original dress was designed by Bob Mackie, and ended up going down as one of the biggest moments in red carpet history.
While Jama’s daring look made a huge red carpet statement, and it split opinions across social media last night.
Many people loved the modern take, and thought it was fitting to nod to one of the music industry’s biggest names ever, Cher.
While some were not so kind…
However, people were quick to come to Jama’s defence. Pointing out that a confident woman experiencing a career highlight is nothing short of inspiring.
Jama recently became engaged to American Basketball player Ben Simmons, and dodged comments from host Mo Gilligan during the live broadcast last night.
‘I can’t have you here without talking about that amazing rock on your finger,’ Mo Gilligan said as awkward Maya hid her hand. Jama was quick to respond with ‘Alright, lets move on’
The couple reportedly became engaged over Christmas, after seven months of dating.