Beneath the dazzling Hollywood spotlight, it’s effortless to overlook the fact that celebrities are just as human as the rest of us. Yet, when they find themselves in cringe-worthy situations, it brings us a touch of comfort, reminding us that awkwardness is a universal experience.
While we may reminisce about our own embarrassing moments during sleepless nights, the internet ensures that celebrities’ uncomfortable mishaps are forever preserved and easily accessible.
1. Margot Robbie was partying with Prince Harry but she thought he was Ed Sheeran.
Margot Robbie and Prince Harry were seen together at a Christmas party in 2015. However, the Australian actress had no idea she was partying with a member of the British royal family at the time. She believed that the redheaded man was actually Ed Sheeran.
“I was thinking ‘Ed’s a really cool guy, I’m going to take some pictures with him,’” recalled Robbie. It was only later that she realized the truth and discovered that she had been hanging out with the fifth in line to the throne. “He wasn’t wearing a crown though!” said the actress, making a funny excuse.
2. Riverdale star Camila Mendes showed off her butt-baring wardrobe malfunction.
One of the most dreaded and common clothing mishaps is ripping your jeans in public. It happens to the best of us, so when Riverdale actress Camila Mendes found herself in this situation, she didn’t get embarrassed. Instead, she celebrated it by sharing a photo of her jean-clad butt with 2 large tears below it on Instagram. “Abandon hope all ye Brazilian booties who enter these jeans,” she said, adding a funny caption.
3. King Charles III had a hole in his sock during an official visit.
Well, which one of us doesn’t have a pair of socks with a hole in them from time to time. And apparently, the King is no exception.
Charles and Camilla visited a historic mosque in London. In line with the mosque’s customs, when it was time to enter Charles removed his shoes. And revealed that his sock had a visible hole just above the toes on his right foot.
4. Actress Katherine Heigl accepted an award after a strap on her dress broke during the ceremony.
Film and television star Katherine Heigl nearly gave an audience an eyeful after a wardrobe malfunction at the ShoWest awards. As she took the stage to accept the Female Star of the Year award, a strap on her dress broke. Fortunately, the host for the evening Billy Bush was there to help Katherine. He held onto the strap and kept everything in place while the actress delivered her acceptance speech.
5. Meghan Markle forgot to remove the price tag on her dress.
Sometimes, after buying a new outfit, we’re in such a hurry to wear it that we forget to remove the tag before we go out. Well, it turns out that even the Duchess of Sussex is not immune to these mishaps. During her visit to Tonga, Meghan Markle was seen wearing a red dress with the price tag still attached to it.
6. Eva Longoria forgot to remove the price tag from her shoe.
This happened to Eva Longoria once too, when she was on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The actress noticed the price tag on her Valentino shoes but was not confused at all, rather the opposite. After noting the funny accident, she put her shoes aside and spent the rest of the show barefoot.
7. Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl halftime show.
This is probably the most famous wardrobe malfunction that has ever shaken the entertainment world. And the drama of the situation adds the fact that everything happened live. While millions of viewers were glued to the screen, Justin Timberlake accidentally pulled off a part of Jackson’s costume.
8. Former Queen Elizabeth II stained her dress during a party.
The former Queen was known for her impeccable appearance and her meticulous attention to her wardrobe. However, this picture showed that even she was not immune to the occasional slip-up. Food stains were visible on the side of her pale blue floor-length gown. Additionally, the chain strap of her elegant silver evening bag appeared to be broken.
9. Elizabeth Banks once broke a zipper on her dress just minutes before she was due to arrive at a movie premiere.
This American actress and filmmaker took to Instagram to tell a funny story about her wardrobe malfunction.
“I wore this dress to see Precious in 2009. The zipper popped in the car. My friend miraculously got the top to hold, we made it a ‘keyhole.’ But you can tell from my face and body I’m trying to move as little as possible because the zipper was just opening the whole time I walked. It busted totally open as soon as I sat in the theater, exposing me so I wore my husband’s tux jacket for the rest of the night.”
10. Queen Consort Camilla’s wedding wardrobe malfunction even made Elizabeth II laugh.
The Queen Consort recalled her wedding day shoe mishap and how Elizabeth II used her good sense of humor to put Camilla at ease.
“I was quite nervous and, for some unknown reason, I put on a pair of shoes and one had an inch heel and one had a 2-inch heel.” She continued, “I was halfway down in the car before I realized and you know, she — she could see and laughed about it and said, ‘Look, I’m terribly sorry’ and she did, you know, she had a good sense of humor.”
11. Eva Longoria wore her dress backward during the Cannes Film Festival.
The Desperate Housewives star also recalled an awkward red carpet moment that happened to her during the Cannes Film Festival.
“I landed in Cannes and my luggage did not arrive! L’Oréal found me this backup dress last minute. I had less than 30 minutes before the red carpet so I threw it on and ran out! As I stepped out of the car I see the stylist running toward me screaming ‘You have it on backward!!!!’ Yep, this dress is backward and I couldn’t do anything about it! So I just worked it. You can tell the hemline is off and that deep V was meant for the back!!!” wrote Eva in her Instagram post.
In fact, these awkward situations happen quite often with celebrities, on red carpets, during interviews, and sometimes even during performances. It happened to Beyoncé when she lost a shoe in her dress during a performance and to Miley Cyrus when her top ripped in the middle of a stage performance.