Nothing delivers an eye-popping red carpet like an American music award show.

The Grammys never fail to disappoint and neither did this week's American Music Awards.

Some stars kept with the "if there's a gust of wind you might see my jocks" trend, sporting precarious hip-high split dresses.

Model Gigi Hadid attends the 2016 American Music Awards. Photo / AP
Model Gigi Hadid attends the 2016 American Music Awards. Photo / AP

Gigi Hadid, who is co-hosting the ceremony with comedian Jay Pharoah, courted crotch danger in a different way, donning a white off-the-shoulder Cavalli dress that required some deft under-panting.

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The gown had a see-through panel at an unfortunate height, meaning fans could catch a glimpse of her nude granny-pants every now and then.

She also showed how a professional works the paparazzi ... don't even think about cracking a smile. You have to look like you're there under sufferance and you'd rather be home watching Westworld.


Later in the evening Gigi Hadid changed in to a red number for the awards ceremony that resembled the eye-popping red dress her sister Bella made famous in Cannes.

Co-host Gigi Hadid at the 2016 American Music Awards. Photo / AP
Co-host Gigi Hadid at the 2016 American Music Awards. Photo / AP