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Who was more beautiful in their prime: Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey?

Who would you say?

by Anonymousreply 243November 23, 2022 7:15 PM

Whitney Houston

by Anonymousreply 1February 23, 2022 8:03 AM

Pariah Scarey was always a dog. Whitney, while not beautiful, was tall and pretty with an equally pretty voice.

by Anonymousreply 2February 23, 2022 8:11 AM

Mariah is one of those women that mostly looks like her father..which is usually not a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 3February 23, 2022 8:15 AM

Whitney by a long shot.

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by Anonymousreply 5February 23, 2022 8:17 AM

Whitney & it’s not even close.

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by Anonymousreply 7February 23, 2022 8:26 AM

Whitney was a former model. I prefer Mariah though.

by Anonymousreply 8February 23, 2022 9:13 AM

Both were okay

by Anonymousreply 9February 23, 2022 10:01 AM

Whitney in the How Will I Know video is just beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 10February 23, 2022 10:16 AM

Both gay.

by Anonymousreply 11February 23, 2022 10:20 AM

Whitney was gorgeous and very stylish too. I loved her fashion sense. She could pull off classy, edgy and daring and it all worked.

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by Anonymousreply 13February 23, 2022 6:25 PM

Mariah was very Long Island-ish in the beginning but over time grew into a very attractive woman.

Whitney was gorgeous, but drugs took a toll on her.

by Anonymousreply 14February 23, 2022 6:27 PM

I just want somebody to love me.

by Anonymousreply 15February 23, 2022 6:28 PM

Whitney no question. Better singer too.

by Anonymousreply 16February 23, 2022 6:35 PM

Unfortunately, Mariah always had that unfortunate Monkey Face in a zoo factor, unfortunately...

by Anonymousreply 17February 23, 2022 6:48 PM

Madonna was prettier than both

by Anonymousreply 18February 23, 2022 8:00 PM

Whitney had a gorgeous face.

by Anonymousreply 19February 23, 2022 8:03 PM

Mariah had a more beautiful face

by Anonymousreply 20February 23, 2022 8:21 PM

R18 haha nope

by Anonymousreply 21February 23, 2022 8:27 PM

R21, why?

by Anonymousreply 22February 23, 2022 10:56 PM

Neither one.

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by Anonymousreply 24February 24, 2022 1:35 AM

Whitney was next level gorgeous. Mariah was just pleasant looking, by comparison. I think it was the rounder face and somewhat weird nose that did Mariah in.

by Anonymousreply 25February 24, 2022 2:39 AM

I had the T & A.

by Anonymousreply 26February 24, 2022 2:41 AM

R25, what don't you like about Mariah's nose? Just wondering.

by Anonymousreply 27February 24, 2022 3:15 AM

Whitney by far

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by Anonymousreply 30February 24, 2022 6:16 AM

If we’re talking prime, Mariah.

I’m a millennial, I didn’t live through the 80’s. Whitney always seemed 40-something to me growing up in the 90’s. I think it was the hair.

When I think of Mariah in her prime, I think of the Daydream and Butterfly albums and she was gorgeous.

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by Anonymousreply 31February 24, 2022 6:23 AM

Whitney was more beautiful. Mariah was more cute. Mariah went too far with the plastic surgery on her face.

by Anonymousreply 32February 24, 2022 6:34 AM

The coke kept Whitney slim; the Vegas residency room service didn't work out so well for Mariah...

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by Anonymousreply 33February 24, 2022 6:40 AM

Whitney was one of the most beautiful women in the world in her prime.

by Anonymousreply 34February 24, 2022 7:28 AM

You bitches need glass...

by Anonymousreply 35February 24, 2022 8:12 AM

I do need some glass. That’s the new slang for Crystal, right?

by Anonymousreply 36February 24, 2022 8:15 AM

Whitney. Mariah was striking because of her mixed look, but she was never truly classically beautiful. Then once she started getting work done she ruined even the striking look she had.

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by Anonymousreply 38February 24, 2022 5:07 PM

Neither one. Vanity looked better than both of them put together.

by Anonymousreply 39February 25, 2022 1:39 AM

Florence Henderson

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by Anonymousreply 41February 25, 2022 4:19 AM

Whitney was truly beautiful, her looks get under played because of her phenomenal voice.

Mariah is a pretty woman but then she tried looking like a bombshell and got fat, neither of which were good looks on her.

by Anonymousreply 42February 25, 2022 5:44 AM

For shame, it was Whitney.

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by Anonymousreply 45February 25, 2022 10:13 AM

Whitney. Much much better singer too.

by Anonymousreply 46February 25, 2022 11:00 AM

Guess Whitney is the winner

by Anonymousreply 47February 26, 2022 8:35 AM

Besides beauty and talent, pretty sure Whitney was a better dancer too.

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by Anonymousreply 49February 27, 2022 12:51 PM

Mariah was never really beautiful. Whitney devastatingly so.

by Anonymousreply 50February 27, 2022 1:08 PM

Whitney, Mariah has always been average but those expensive wigs, facials, makeup artists made her seem pretty. Whitney was always beautiful. Even without all the glamorous shit.

by Anonymousreply 51February 27, 2022 1:14 PM

Not Mariah. Her natural state was wallflower with no chest and flat ass.

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by Anonymousreply 52February 27, 2022 1:17 PM

Then she went for too big implants trying to look like a porn star. What a tacky whore!

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by Anonymousreply 53February 27, 2022 1:18 PM

Mariaha looks like Kathie Lee Gifford....

by Anonymousreply 54February 27, 2022 1:47 PM

Whitney was more beautiful. She was a model and actress before she became a singer. She had that thin healthy physique and naturally pretty face that didn't need makeup or big hair to make it look better. She was the full package: beauty, charisma and talent. She was a much more lively performer that had some rhythm and oomph too.

Mariah was just hair, makeup and big tits. Her face is nice but kinda plain. She was also lighter-skinned and ethnically ambiguous which made her perceived as "attractive for a Black girl" because of colorism. Mariah turned herself into a walking sex doll oohing and aahing in her songs like a porn star to keep up with the 2000s which was all about slutty pop and rap music. Mariah is a cold fish on stage too and lip syncs.

by Anonymousreply 55February 27, 2022 10:30 PM

Lil' Kim

by Anonymousreply 56February 28, 2022 12:30 AM

Whitney’s looks bored me. I liked Mariah’s cuteness.

by Anonymousreply 57February 28, 2022 1:20 AM

Mariah was cute/beautiful/exotic.

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by Anonymousreply 58February 28, 2022 1:58 AM

There’s a music video with Mariah riding on the back of a wet bike and I remember thinking how cute she was. In other videos I really liked her high cheekbones and overall look.

by Anonymousreply 59February 28, 2022 2:00 AM
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by Anonymousreply 60February 28, 2022 2:14 AM

Mariah was cute and pretty.

Whitney was beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 61February 28, 2022 2:16 AM

Mariah was pretty for about 5 minutes when she first hit the scene. Then something weird happened to her face, like her cheeks were pushing the rest of her features in.

Whitney was classically beautiful and had an absolutely luminous smile.

straight men wanted to fuck Mariah though.

by Anonymousreply 62February 28, 2022 2:19 AM

Mariah Carey has a weird face:

Big forehead Small/plain eyes Chipmunk cheeks Bulbous nose Huge/long/protruding space between nose and mouth No lips Jowls Weak chin Etc

And she's too fat, tall and big-boned, etc.

by Anonymousreply 63February 28, 2022 6:56 AM

More beautiful? Neither one was beautiful. Whitney was far more attractive. Mariah has goofy, features. Not even butterface attractive because her body is stubby, too.

by Anonymousreply 64March 1, 2022 9:07 AM

I think they both lookalike

by Anonymousreply 65March 3, 2022 11:49 PM

R2 lay off the meth. Whitney Houston was beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 66March 3, 2022 11:51 PM

Whitney was. Mariah, honestly, really? Do people honestly think that? Who? Why?

by Anonymousreply 67March 4, 2022 12:09 AM

I can't think of any women in showbiz that had Whitney Houston's combination of looks and talent.

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by Anonymousreply 68March 4, 2022 12:20 AM

Whitney had that classic moviestar look.

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by Anonymousreply 69March 4, 2022 12:26 AM

I don't like Mariah's songs. They seem like just there, and I can never remember them. But even if I didn't, beautiful? Really? In what world? Why does anybody think that?

But Whitney, yes, classically and obviously beautiful? Why is this even a question?

by Anonymousreply 70March 4, 2022 12:28 AM

Whitney. Mariah had some weird short upper lip thing going on. She did have a certain visual appeal,though.

Whitney was classically pretty.

by Anonymousreply 71March 4, 2022 12:40 AM

Not even close, Whitney was a legit model.

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by Anonymousreply 72March 4, 2022 12:50 AM

You couldn’t have done a poll, OP? Was that too much effort?

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by Anonymousreply 74March 4, 2022 1:02 AM

Yeah, hate you OP and your ass face!

(Unlike you, Whitney. You look great.)

by Anonymousreply 75March 4, 2022 1:03 AM

Mariah was cute, but Whitney was beautiful. I’m one of those queens who tears up when I think about Whitney too hard. Sorry, not sorry.

by Anonymousreply 76March 4, 2022 1:12 AM

I am so teary lately r76. I used to laugh at people like us, but honestly, you cry all you need to cry bitch. It's okay.

by Anonymousreply 77March 4, 2022 1:13 AM

Whitney was beautiful, kind and talented. It is a shame she ended the way she did. Always love her.

by Anonymousreply 78March 4, 2022 1:25 AM

This question is shitty because they were both beautiful. But definitely Mariah Carey. There is a reason why biracial women are well represented in media compared to their frequency in the general US population. They usually have the best features from their black parent and the best features from their white parent and it makes a supermodel. Rihanna, Doja Cat, Naomi Campbell, Zendaya, Drake, Lisa Bonet, Halle Berry, Rashida Jones, and many others. Great personalities and character too, because growing up they never fit in with the whites or the blacks. Barack Obama, not a model, but definitely not bad looking.

by Anonymousreply 79March 4, 2022 1:35 AM

Mariah was cute with big boobs and long hair. Her mixed appearance made her "exotic" and she hoed herself in her videos a lot. She was sultry and slutty but never truly beautiful. She fit the MTV sex doll look like Britney, Christina, Jessica, Beyonce and J Lo.

Whitey was not only a singer but was a model and natural actress with glamour and poise. She didn't need to go the sexual route to turn heads.

by Anonymousreply 80March 4, 2022 1:35 AM

Wow, not seeing it at all, r79. not in Mariah, in the others you mention, definitely Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell of course, Rihanna, but no a lot of that, well, okay.

by Anonymousreply 81March 4, 2022 1:38 AM

R79 Naomi Campbell and Rihanna are not biracial. Naomi has some Chinese and white (common in Jamaica) but looks completely African and she was beloved because she was so dark-skinned with unambiguously Black features. If Rihanna is a quarter Irish but if didn't have green eyes, nobody would think she was biracial. Halle looked just Black before her nose job. Drake is not handsome.

Biracials fit in more with Black people because majority of Blacks are mixed just not 50-50 mix. African-Americans are 20% white on average.

by Anonymousreply 82March 4, 2022 1:40 AM

^ True. If you want to find "pure" black people, Africa is the only place to look. All black people in the America's have mixed lineages.

by Anonymousreply 83March 4, 2022 1:44 AM

Mariah NEVER looked this bad.

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by Anonymousreply 84March 4, 2022 1:51 AM

R83 Yes. I'm Black myself and light-skinned with both Black parents. But I've had Africans say I'm mixed and not Black. Mixed people are a separate category in Spanish, French and African countries and seen closer to white than Black.

by Anonymousreply 85March 4, 2022 1:55 AM

Mariah was attractive, but Whitney was gorgeous. Maybe her christening was a variation on Sleeping Beauty's: the good fairies blessed her with a beautiful face and voice, and then a wicked fairy turned up and cursed her with an addictive personality.

by Anonymousreply 86March 4, 2022 1:55 AM

Comparing apples and oranges is fruitile.

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by Anonymousreply 88March 4, 2022 2:40 AM

Of course Whitney. Whitney was a much much better singer and much more beautiful than Mariah

by Anonymousreply 89March 4, 2022 2:51 AM

Phyllis Hyman was the full package. She predates Whitney a bit. Angela Bofill was the original exotic way before Mariah and predates Whitney a bit as well.

Man. Whitney Houston was gorgeous and she had a majestic singing voice as well as a natural acting ability. She was a rare talent. Unicorn rare. She was a natural born triple threat. Poor thing. Bless her soul.

Call me a Datalounge Mary but Whitney Houston was tragically and maniacally self destructive.

Mariah is alright. When she first started out she was lovely with her five foot ten inch self and all that nice long and natural hair. Facially she's not working with much past her pretty eyes.

Mariah Carey has actual composition skills. Not as good as Angela Bofill's really but Mariah could actually get into working with other artists as a composer or songwriter if she wanted to.

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by Anonymousreply 91March 4, 2022 3:03 AM

They're different styles, at their prime Mariah was more sex kitten and Whitney was more queenly. I find Butterfly era Mariah prettiest

by Anonymousreply 92March 4, 2022 3:08 AM

Whitney was classically beautiful. Tall, slim and regal.

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by Anonymousreply 93March 4, 2022 3:14 AM

Don’t even need a poll: miss Whitney

by Anonymousreply 94March 4, 2022 3:23 AM

Mariah Carey was always a chore to look at. I still can't get that fucking wedding picture out of my head. The gross one of her wearing a tiara. Yuck.

Disturbing Picture Warning. Potential to sear into your memory and disturb your peaceful slumber.

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by Anonymousreply 95March 4, 2022 3:34 AM

I think this picture is from Whitney's modelling days.

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by Anonymousreply 96March 4, 2022 3:47 AM

Whitney and Mariah were pretty plain in their youth. Aretha was gorgeous when she started out, always well put together and perfectly groomed.

by Anonymousreply 97March 4, 2022 3:48 AM

^ First person I've seen describe Aretha in those terms.

by Anonymousreply 98March 4, 2022 10:36 AM

Gotta agree on Whitney.

Mariah was cute in her heyday in an Amy Grant mallrat sort of way but the airs of cuntiness and crazy were always there.... to be real, she would have been forgotten if not for her whistle.

while Whitney was charming in her early career because of her insecurities despite (or in spite of) her fam (like the rumours her aunt could have given Joe Jackson a run for his money) and husband, at least until addiction and multiple disorders took over.

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by Anonymousreply 99March 4, 2022 11:04 AM

^ insecurities = maybe vulnerability is a better word to use... which we're more conditioned to find attractive.

by Anonymousreply 100March 4, 2022 11:08 AM

and aunt = cousin.

I get their family relations so confused in all the drama...

but it did sound more like sister rivalry since the older rumours centered on the more successful Di bullying Cissy and allegedly trying to direct Whitney's career when her own star faded whereas all the rumours after Whitney's death seem more like a grift between all the various estranged family members. . . and the 'honorary' industry fam. (Still, all sounding very Jackson like.)

by Anonymousreply 101March 4, 2022 11:24 AM

r83 yeah, with the advent of consumer level genetic ancestry sites.. it's always funny to see the reactions of Americans - while some are looking for the exotic noise (noise = small percentages that may not actually be what they're labeled as, just random data from misinterpreted which can vary from test to test, service to service of the small amount of personal genes tested, let alone the comparative sample sizes) - many "Americans" (and minorities in western nations) are looking to claim authenticity to makeup for a largely unknown history. So, you'll find several African Americans that look dark skin yet have a large percentage of European genes (also among native americans with ancestral roots in northeast and more so in South America, where miscegenation was promoted vs the anti-laws of North America, and there's similar patterns in India too but the public where the expected colourism and featurism is reversed to assumptions of native/nationalist authenticity... but it requires an understanding of history and primarily the demographics in close promixity of the location. The south might have darker complexions but had more exposure to international traders while the northerns could be considered more phenotypically diverse yet consistent with their neighbors and viewed as reflective of region. )

by Anonymousreply 102March 4, 2022 11:45 AM

Whitney, of course...with a voice to match.

by Anonymousreply 103March 4, 2022 11:51 AM

Mariah Carey has never been beautiful. She's always looked like a streetwalker.

by Anonymousreply 104March 4, 2022 12:19 PM

This pretty much settles it. Next. Good god she was stunning.

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by Anonymousreply 105March 4, 2022 12:28 PM

My favorite scene in THE BODYGUARD was when Whitney was singing I HAVE NOTHING at the Fountainbleu (or whatever it was called). She was exquisitely dressed and the camera was loving her face. Totally worth sitting through the whole movie just to watch her.

by Anonymousreply 106March 4, 2022 1:26 PM

It's way too harsh to call Mariah slutty, she was flirty and had sex appeal. It only looks that way compared to Whitney because she was exceptionally polished and regal.

by Anonymousreply 107March 4, 2022 6:40 PM

Whitney had beauty but never came across as sexual onstage. It's a different kind of charisma

by Anonymousreply 108March 4, 2022 6:45 PM

R107 True initially she was a cute girl-next-door. But she did go the slutty route after "Honey" and most of her 2000s music videos were her showing off her body and singing in sultry tone and objectifying herself. Now she is trying to be a princessy diva with gowns and tiaras.

by Anonymousreply 109March 4, 2022 6:45 PM

Was Mariah ever beautiful? She was pretty but nothing above that

by Anonymousreply 110March 4, 2022 6:53 PM

Mariah also has massive feet. Still one of the best pop voices ever.

by Anonymousreply 111March 4, 2022 7:03 PM

Mariah was glowing when she was with Derek Jeter, got some of her best music out of that relationship. Man I loved 90s New York.

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by Anonymousreply 112March 5, 2022 12:25 AM

Whitney was beautiful and regal. She is class. Mariah is not a pretty woman. She’s fat, lip syncs and she is insecure. People only look up to Whitney or Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 113March 5, 2022 1:20 AM

[quote]People only look up to Whitney or Madonna. People only look up to Whitney or Madonna.


by Anonymousreply 114March 5, 2022 1:33 AM

r113, Begging Bobby to pull a turd out of her ass is hardly classy.

by Anonymousreply 115March 5, 2022 1:33 AM

I don't think anyone looks up to Madonna besides 50 year old gays. Whitney is still admired for her vocal chops. Mariah is becoming a joke now on par with Madonna. Both Madge and Mimi will become admired again once they die. As it usually goes.

by Anonymousreply 116March 5, 2022 1:36 AM

Nippy is insulted at your question, OP.

by Anonymousreply 117March 5, 2022 1:38 AM

Mariah didn’t need to get implants - she’s barrel chested like Patti Labelle and they make her look top heavy. But she was always pretty. Whitney Houston was flat out gorgeous, with a Reed thin model figure and impeccable facial structure. She got most of her looks from her father.

Funny how after it came out that her dad was part African American, Mariah got blonder and blonder with straighter hair too. If she had been born in Latin America, she’d be classified as a white woman. Only in America…

by Anonymousreply 118March 13, 2022 4:31 PM

Yeah in Latin America having white blood and looking white makes you a white person even if your parent or grandparent is a person of color. In the US, white people passed laws to prevent this in order to keep themselves "pure." What's white in Latin America would be called light skinned in The US.

That's why so many Latinos come to the US and put white on the census. It's not self hate or denial like some claim. It's more they are of mixed bloodline and there's no specific categories for it on the census (like mestizo, moreno, etc). And being from a culturally Spanish Catholic country they would align more with European identity aka white. Being black or indigenous is also not looked in a positive manner in Latin America. So even the darkest skinned Latino would still claim a biracial identity.

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by Anonymousreply 120August 14, 2022 8:25 AM

Whitney is one of the most beautiful women ever lived. Beautiful and talented. She is truly born to be a star.

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by Anonymousreply 121August 14, 2022 8:39 AM

Whitney was gorgeous in her prime and she was a model. Mariah was cute.

by Anonymousreply 122August 14, 2022 4:51 PM

Madonna was more beautiful than both combined

by Anonymousreply 123August 15, 2022 7:15 PM

R123, LOL. Good one. Whitney Houston was absolutely beautiful with perfect bone structure, symmetrical face, and a beautiful smile. Mariah Carey is not beautiful but your typical looking attractive Italian, mixed raced, or latina chick from the greater nyc area if you get my drift. She has that certain look. Madge...great highlights, brilliant artistry.....

by Anonymousreply 124August 15, 2022 7:20 PM

By the way I love all these ladies in a different ways. Madge is probably favorite music wise and her body of work.

by Anonymousreply 125August 15, 2022 7:22 PM

Janet is prettier than them all.

by Anonymousreply 126August 15, 2022 11:18 PM

Janet is prettier than a gorilla for sure

by Anonymousreply 127August 16, 2022 3:58 AM

Whitney was always a classic beauty. Marian was always a little trashy.

by Anonymousreply 128August 16, 2022 4:50 AM

Vanity was more beautiful than both

by Anonymousreply 129August 16, 2022 6:22 AM

R126 Yeah Janet, keep lying. Maybe your nose will Gros back.

by Anonymousreply 130August 16, 2022 6:50 AM

Honey, you are on the wrong board to ask that question. Gay men will say Whitney, but straight men will say Mariah.

by Anonymousreply 131August 16, 2022 6:57 AM

Crackhead vs airhead white girl. You fucks are so lame.

by Anonymousreply 132August 16, 2022 7:04 AM

[quote]Crackhead vs airhead white girl.

Mariah isn’t white.

by Anonymousreply 133August 16, 2022 7:08 AM

Crack is cheap, you stupid bitch.

by Anonymousreply 134August 16, 2022 3:11 PM

Whitney had great bone structure and facial features. She was classically beautiful, but when it came to her style, she always came across like she was told what to wear. There was no personality to her look, no individualistic traits; she was a mannequin.

Mariah is pretty, but not beautiful. Her look is often at the cheap-looking end of expensive designer, but at least it looks like it's her choice, her style. Like it or loathe it, you know what you're getting with Mariah.

by Anonymousreply 135August 16, 2022 3:51 PM

R135, I was just a baby gayling but I always heard that about Whitney. I think Janet was considered the style icon among the 3 leading black women.

by Anonymousreply 136August 16, 2022 3:55 PM

Whitney Houston No contest

by Anonymousreply 137August 16, 2022 4:40 PM

[quote]I think Janet was considered the style icon among the 3 leading black women.

You got that right. She's the only one of the three who drastically changed up her look from album to album. She also had other artists and girls dressing like her.

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by Anonymousreply 138August 16, 2022 5:48 PM

R131, I didn't know Mariah appealed to straight men. Why do you think they would prefer her over Whitney? Just wondering

by Anonymousreply 139August 16, 2022 10:41 PM

R139 because during her rise to popularity she became a sex symbol. Mariah was the biggest American female popstar in the 90s, and she had big tits. Whitney was beautiful sure, and I'm sure frat guys were in love with her when she was young and and in her prime in the 80s. But she was always had a stuffy style and then she became a cocain addict. The rest is history.

by Anonymousreply 140August 17, 2022 12:11 AM

Side note anyone remember when Osama Bin Laden was in love with Whitney Houston. Shebcould have performed for him for like 200k or something.

by Anonymousreply 141August 17, 2022 12:13 AM

Neither were really beautiful, the gay men in this thread are overstating Whitney's beauty. She had more elegant features. Mariah had a hot body.

by Anonymousreply 142August 17, 2022 12:16 AM

Mariah had smallish tits until she got huge gazonga implants, which were newly displayed in her "Heartbreaker" video. She never had much of an ass, but she did have nice gams.

by Anonymousreply 143August 17, 2022 12:20 AM

I'm surprised Mariah has never got plastic surgery to fix her face.

She has a huge forehead, no lips, weak chin, huge space between her nose and mouth, etc.

by Anonymousreply 144August 17, 2022 1:17 AM

If you dug Whitney’s cracked out corpse and put her by Mariah today, La Houston would still win

by Anonymousreply 145August 17, 2022 4:19 AM

Mariah never was, is and will be a pretty woman. I can only describe her as cute when she was young like 30 years ago. She’s now old, fat and getting ugly

by Anonymousreply 146August 17, 2022 5:30 AM

R144, she's lightskin black or mixed race with beautiful hair therefore she's pretty to basic Americans.

by Anonymousreply 147August 17, 2022 5:49 AM

1. Whitney, 2. Janet Jackson 3. Madonna 4. Mariah

Though Aaliyah and Lauryn Hill were better-looking than those four.

by Anonymousreply 148August 17, 2022 6:46 AM

I don't associate beautiful with either if them. Olivia NJ, Blondie, Madonna, Kylie yes. MTF Anne Murray is a handsome woman.

by Anonymousreply 149August 17, 2022 9:21 AM

Mariah looked more fuckable and slutty for straight dick

Whitney was a cold fish and would never put out for dick

by Anonymousreply 150August 17, 2022 11:03 AM

Mariah Carey may not look better than Whitney. But she wrote her own music and be her own boss. And the shade she throws are legendary. All in all, Hail the Queen Mariah.

by Anonymousreply 151August 17, 2022 1:45 PM

Mariah really have talent and is borned to be a singer.

There is no other female singer who is able to do this. She may be a little loon but she deserve every bit of success she has.

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by Anonymousreply 152August 17, 2022 1:51 PM

[quote]I don't associate beautiful with either if them.

But, you do find those white women you named to be beautiful? RACIST!

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by Anonymousreply 154August 19, 2022 10:25 PM

Preach r153.

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by Anonymousreply 156November 4, 2022 5:19 AM

Love the poll OP!


by Anonymousreply 157November 4, 2022 5:21 AM

Whitney. I was blown away by Mariah's voice. But I loved Whitney.

by Anonymousreply 158November 4, 2022 5:21 AM

Whitney was absolutely lovely to look at. Up until the drugs and booze took away from her beauty. I do wish that she had stayed away from the wigs and weaves, but it was all about convenience and glamour. I saw her at Humphreys in San Diego when her first album was burning up the charts. She had her natural hair, lightly texturized. Gorgeous young thing, like a gazelle. She carried herself like a young Diahann Carroll. I know that a lot of it was grooming and charm lessons, but man, it worked.

Mariah was pretty, still is. But her fashion tastes have always been unfortunate. And she’s struggling with the battle of the bulge like a lot of us at a certain age. She nor Whitney should have gotten boob jobs.

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by Anonymousreply 159November 4, 2022 1:08 PM

Whitney in the 80s and early 90s was absolutely stunning. She rocked natural hair and minimal makeup. She had natural glow and presence. And when she had wigs they were tasteful. Then the 90s went on and she got trashier and trashier and started wearing those old lady church wigs. But in her prime, many white men found her beautiful and shocked that a black woman could be so classy and feminine. She was tall and skinny too which got her clowned by some black men who were more into Janet Jackson and Vanessa Williams.

Mariah always looked tacky and was never beautiful. Maybe cute and sexy in doses. Now she looks like a blowup doll.

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by Anonymousreply 163November 5, 2022 8:08 AM

Whitney, by a mile, and she was very elegant and stylish too. At least until Bobby Brown came along and she became trashy. But even then she could pull off some stylish looks every now and then.

Mariah is just too awkward and she has no natural charm.

by Anonymousreply 164November 5, 2022 10:32 AM

Not only was Whitney more beautiful than Madonna. She was a teen model on magazine covers and had a natural ability as an actress. While Madonna had to pose nude to get pics published and all her movies were flops. Madonna was jealous of Whitney for a reason.

by Anonymousreply 165November 5, 2022 1:36 PM

Whitney without a doubt before her using drugs

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by Anonymousreply 167November 6, 2022 7:15 PM

Janet didn't become beautiful until the 90s when she filmed Love Will Never Do (Without You) video and her looks peaked during All For You and Damita Jo where her body at its most flawless.

by Anonymousreply 168November 6, 2022 7:41 PM

No one was more beautiful than lifelong crackhead Whit, dead in her tub from a bad fix. May she always have that fix on the other side. Po black girl.

by Anonymousreply 169November 6, 2022 7:43 PM

Whitney was the black Madonna

by Anonymousreply 170November 7, 2022 4:16 AM

Madonna can't sing and wasn't good at modeling, looking beautiful or being in movies. So no Whitney is not the "black Madonna."

by Anonymousreply 171November 7, 2022 4:37 AM

R170 smokes more crack than Whitney did.

by Anonymousreply 172November 7, 2022 11:54 AM

If we're talking in terms of pop music history. Vanessa Williams takes the cake here. But Whitney was certainly up there in the 80s and early 90s. Aaliyah, Vanity, Lauryn Hill, Shania Twain and Jennifer Lopez are some others I can think of who looked beautiful.

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by Anonymousreply 173November 7, 2022 10:16 PM

R173, you forgot about Debbie Harry and Madonna

by Anonymousreply 174November 8, 2022 6:17 PM

R174 Debbie Harry yes but she isn't what I consider a "pop star." Madonna never looked beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 175November 8, 2022 6:23 PM

JLo doesn’t even belong in such esteemed company. Completely unworthy. In terms of looks as well.

by Anonymousreply 176November 8, 2022 6:25 PM

We need to do male ones because that is what I think gay men would be more interested to answer.

by Anonymousreply 177November 8, 2022 6:27 PM

None of them have Janet's smile. I've never seen a more beautiful, beaming smile on a woman.

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by Anonymousreply 178November 8, 2022 6:34 PM

R178 I agree she looked so beautiful in the 90s and 2000s. In the 1980s, she was still quite girlish with baby fat and dressed pretty conservative, she couldn't compare to Whitney, Madonna and Paula yet because they were older and in the prime of their looks. But she blossomed in the 90s where she became a sex symbol.

by Anonymousreply 179November 8, 2022 6:38 PM

No Belinda Carlisle, Stevie Nicks, Cher?

by Anonymousreply 180November 8, 2022 6:40 PM

Whitney. It's not even a contest.

by Anonymousreply 181November 8, 2022 6:42 PM

R180 All of them are pretty, I agree. I wasn't thinking Cher though because I feel she's more known for her celebrity and movies than music.

by Anonymousreply 182November 8, 2022 6:43 PM

Janet had the help of a plastic surgeon. She’s pretty enough, but there’s an artificiality to her looks.

by Anonymousreply 183November 8, 2022 7:28 PM

A plastic surgeon didn't give Janet her smile. She's had that gorgeous grin since she was young.

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by Anonymousreply 184November 8, 2022 7:46 PM

Janet was always pretty. She didn't really need the nose job just like Halle Berry didn't need hers. Her original nose wasn't anything like La Toya's or Toni Braxton's original nose which I can see the first nose jobs they got as improvement. I think Janet got that nose done to crossover like most black actresses, singers and models do. Beyonce got her nose done before her debut solo.

by Anonymousreply 185November 8, 2022 8:00 PM

R183, what looks fake about her?

by Anonymousreply 186November 8, 2022 8:01 PM

I wish Latoya had stopped messing with her nose after the first surgery.

She looked her best then and ruined it with every further nose job after the first one.

She definitely needed the first nose job though. Her original nose was awful.

by Anonymousreply 187November 8, 2022 8:12 PM

Chaka Khan.

by Anonymousreply 188November 8, 2022 8:57 PM

IMO, Belinda Carlisle, Madonna, JLo, and Janet Jackson aren't really great singers.

Vanessa Williams is competent, on key, has good timing and stage presence, but just lacks the power that Whitney had and Mariah has / had.

by Anonymousreply 189November 8, 2022 9:08 PM

R160: couldn’t agree more about Whitney’s awful old lady church wigs she started wearing from 1995 onwards. They aged her terribly.

by Anonymousreply 190November 8, 2022 9:12 PM

I give Whitney credit for not doing super-long hair extensions and long wigs, though.

She was always hot and sweaty on stage, so I think that's why she chose those short wigs. The long wigs would have been so much worse (heat-wise).

by Anonymousreply 191November 8, 2022 9:18 PM

Vanessa was a theatre singer more suited to showtunes. She wasn't really suited to R&B but of course being black and fitting the "light, bright" beauty standard then, she was likely told to hop on the new jack swing movement and compete with Janet, Jody and Pebbles. It worked and it helped get her career revival kickstarted and she got to act which is her true passion. But she always wanted to sing jazz and pop standards and ballads. I think she was really good for house songs though like "Running Back to You."

by Anonymousreply 192November 8, 2022 11:12 PM

Whitney had natural hair early on.

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by Anonymousreply 193November 8, 2022 11:14 PM

Whitney had a very beautiful and feminine face and didn't need really long hair. Halle Berry and Sharon Stone are other beautiful woman who look great with short hair. Long hair is needed for women like Jennifer Aniston who have stronger faces that need softening.

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by Anonymousreply 194November 8, 2022 11:16 PM

They’re beautiful in different ways but I’d say about equal. Whitney looked more model beautiful. I still think Mariah is beautiful even if she’s gained a lot of weight.

by Anonymousreply 195November 8, 2022 11:17 PM

More natural Whitney. She was a truly gorgeous woman.

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by Anonymousreply 196November 8, 2022 11:20 PM

R184 Janet could have played Dorothy Dandridge in the 1990s. She looks so much like her especially during the Carmen Jones era. Janet was supposed to play Lena Horne in some biopic but Janet looks nothing like Lena. Hollywood always does that though like Chadewick Boseman (RIP) as Thurgood Marshall. Alicia is who should have played Lena.

by Anonymousreply 197November 8, 2022 11:36 PM

At R193, I don't think that's Whitney's hair. (I think it's extensions.) At R196, yes, that looks like Whitney's hair.

by Anonymousreply 198November 8, 2022 11:51 PM

[quote][R184] Janet could have played Dorothy Dandridge in the 1990s. She looks so much like her especially during the Carmen Jones era.

Her “Twenty Foreplay” video, in which she portrays Dandridge, was basically an audition for the role. During that time, she was in talks for obtaining the film rights but Halle Berry scooped them up first.

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by Anonymousreply 199November 9, 2022 12:40 AM

She posed for a series of photos around the same time where she was made up by Kevyn Aucoin as Dorothy.

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by Anonymousreply 200November 9, 2022 12:43 AM

I think it didn't help that Halle was Hollywood's it black girl at the time besides Whoopi and Angela Bassett. Halle was the first one for the sex symbol or action heroine parts. Janet couldn't compete with her despite having a close resemblance to Dorothy. That said, Halle was great in the role.

by Anonymousreply 201November 9, 2022 1:19 AM
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by Anonymousreply 203November 9, 2022 2:27 AM

Both pretty woman who went for ugly, worthless men.

by Anonymousreply 204November 9, 2022 2:46 AM

This is Mariah with here 11 yo twins last night. Her daughter will be beautiful when she's older.

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by Anonymousreply 205November 9, 2022 2:48 AM

Thanks to Mariah's ex-husband, her kids have 10+ half-siblings from multiple baby mothers. I wonder how she really feels about that.

by Anonymousreply 206November 9, 2022 3:18 AM

They are both attractive but Whitney was beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 207November 9, 2022 3:24 AM

[quote]Who was more beautiful in their prime: Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey? Who would you say?

I would probably say who was more beautiful in 'her' prime, OP.

by Anonymousreply 208November 9, 2022 3:37 AM

Did Whitney ever have surgery done to her nose and face?

by Anonymousreply 209November 9, 2022 3:46 AM

This is supposed to be Whitney's yearbook photo (one of them). I'll assume she didn't have facial plastic surgery before graduating form HS. I'd say she had minimal or no plastic surgery to her face. She may have had Botox or fillers, but I don't see a nose job or an eye lift.

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by Anonymousreply 210November 9, 2022 4:21 AM

Whitney did have dental surgery to fix her drug damaged teeth.

by Anonymousreply 211November 9, 2022 2:27 PM

If only Whitney got with a handsome, educated black men. She really went after a hood trash like Bobby. Bobby had an awesome body and charisma but facially he was quite ugly and he's an awful person. Mariah chose garbage men like Tony Motolla (though that was to advance her career) and fuckboi, intense breeder Nick Cannon. A lot of women just have no self-esteem.

by Anonymousreply 212November 9, 2022 8:28 PM

Whitney had some rough edges herself r212.

by Anonymousreply 213November 9, 2022 10:58 PM

R213 I know but she could have married up and married an athlete, an actor or CEO. She chose a trashy dude from the hood already had kids as a teen. But I find women who have deadbeat or absent fathers tend to go after the worst men as Freudian as that sounds.

by Anonymousreply 214November 9, 2022 11:00 PM

She dated Football player Randall Cunningham for a while. Don’t know what happened there…

by Anonymousreply 215November 9, 2022 11:03 PM

Whitney had some good chemistry with Franklyn Seales when she guest starred on Silver Spoons. Though he was gay and she was lesbian-leaning bisexual, he would have been a good beard when she was seeing girlfriends. Ricky Schroder's methhead self said he made out with Whitney, yeah right.

by Anonymousreply 216November 9, 2022 11:06 PM

Schroeder is a goddamned liar.

by Anonymousreply 217November 9, 2022 11:07 PM

Whitney reportedly dated Jermaine Jackson too. They had some really good duets, this one being one of my faves.

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by Anonymousreply 218November 9, 2022 11:47 PM

There is no comparison. Facially, Whitney was a classic beauty. She had one of the best smiles ever. I’m surprised she was never hired for toothpaste commercials.

The better question, OP, is who was prettier (never beautiful) in her prime before the plastic surgery: Mariah Carey or Ariana Grande?

by Anonymousreply 219November 9, 2022 11:54 PM

I kinda imagine if Whitney had ended up with Jermaine, he'd probably be controlling and make her be a housewife or something while he tried to compete Michael (and failed miserably). She'd probably do the acting gig a lot sooner too but she likely wouldn't have died as a cokehead in a tub.

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by Anonymousreply 220November 9, 2022 11:57 PM

Many peeps have always thought Whitney was a man. I truly think he was.

by Anonymousreply 221November 10, 2022 2:12 AM

R191: it is interesting Whitney didn’t ever really do the long straight hair thing. The closest she got to it was the Bodyguard era and the Run To You video. She did look stunning and some other wigs from that time really highlighted her beauty. Then a year or so later they pretty much all detracted from it till she died.

I hated the afro wigs she wore in the My Love Is Your Love and I Learned From The Best videos in 1999.

by Anonymousreply 222November 10, 2022 4:47 AM

R219, I recall seeing her in a toothpaste ad in EBONY…but that’s all.

Of course now I can’t find the damned thing.

by Anonymousreply 223November 10, 2022 3:01 PM

Lil' Kim

by Anonymousreply 224November 12, 2022 1:13 AM

I guess Whitney is the winner

by Anonymousreply 225November 14, 2022 6:42 PM

Sad that Whitney likely not be a superstar today because she was a brown-skinned West African beauty. Something happened in the early 2000s where they decided to push light-skinned or ambiguous looking girls who can't sing on key to the front.

by Anonymousreply 226November 14, 2022 9:11 PM

Mariah is a pimped up plain Jane. No where near beautiful. And not an attractive personality. Whitney was very classically beautiful, but strangely not attractive or sexy. It's the lezzie vibes, I guess.

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by Anonymousreply 228November 14, 2022 9:57 PM

Mariah was definitely sexier though. She went the full slutty route in the late 90s and it helped her career as her vocals gain a sharp decline.

by Anonymousreply 229November 14, 2022 10:36 PM

Denzel and Whitney looked great together in The Preacher's Wife.

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by Anonymousreply 230November 14, 2022 10:39 PM

R229: Mariah’s career suffered massively when she went the slutty route. Housewives were her biggest audience at her mid 90s peak and they abandoned her when the clothes started coming off.

We Belong Together got people back on her side in 2005 as it was a great song but she hasn’t sold albums since then.

by Anonymousreply 231November 15, 2022 12:35 AM

Clive Davis didn’t want Whitney to be overtly sexual. He wanted her to be safe and acceptable to the white mainstream. So beautiful she was, but her image was kinda sexless.

I hate Clive Davis.

by Anonymousreply 232November 15, 2022 12:49 AM

I really can't see Whitney as being sexy even without Davis involved. I liked her album with Babyface, I'm Your Baby Tonight. She should have made more music with him. She could have had Toni Braxton's songs. I heard Whitney was also supposed to record Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas as well

by Anonymousreply 233November 15, 2022 1:07 AM

Are either of these ladies homophobic?

by Anonymousreply 234November 16, 2022 12:40 AM

Whit was a voracious vagetarian. She and Bob would troll the lezzie bars looking for fresh lezzie meat to chow down on.

by Anonymousreply 235November 16, 2022 1:35 AM

Cyndi Lauper

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by Anonymousreply 237November 18, 2022 2:02 AM

r234 Mariah has always been very gay friendly and had 2 "guncles" her artsy mom was friends with while growing up and they made Mariah fall in love with Christmas each year. Whitney shunned the gays unless they were between her legs licking her pussy.

by Anonymousreply 238November 18, 2022 2:43 AM

I blame Cissy partly for Whitney’s fall. She is a homophobic ogress. She was also on the Whitney gravy train too. She locked horns with several people in the biz too, including members of Sweet Inspirations.

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by Anonymousreply 241November 22, 2022 11:53 PM

Halle Berry

by Anonymousreply 242November 23, 2022 6:22 PM

Whitney Houston

by Anonymousreply 243November 23, 2022 7:15 PM
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