Mariah Carey Makeover: Fab Or Fail?

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Mariah Carey busted onto the music scene in 1990 with her debut album Mariah, and quickly became a Grammy-winning sensation who churned out hit after hit and monopolized the Billboard charts. It seemed she could do no wrong – until she starred in the semi-autobiographical joke of a film, 2001′s Glitter. As a promotional stunt for movie, Mariah infamously (and oddly) stripped down and slurred her way through passing out popsicles on MTV’s TRL. The pressures of the fame machine led to a full-scale breakdown.

But in 2008, Mariah came back looking great. Not only had she picked up a hot young husband named Nick Cannon but she looked so tight and fit that people speculated she had undergone $150,000 of plastic surgery — rumors she adamantly denies. Although she has been through some mental and fashion disasters, Mariah still reigns as the singer with the most number one singles in the United States, and earlier this year posed on the beach with her hubby in a teeny-weeny bikini, proving that a female pop star can still be a sex symbol at 39.

Is the Mariah of 2008 as fabulous as the Mariah of the 90s? Has her comeback been fab or fail?

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