If you’ve ever wondered how Kelsea Ballerini managed to pull off that outfit switch during her performance at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, you’re not alone. Many people online were left amazed and curious.
During her performance of “Penthouse” at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Kelsea started in a white gown. However, in the middle of the performance, there was a burst of smoke and bright light. When the smoke cleared, she had transformed into a black mini dress, leaving the audience in awe.
Fans on social media couldn’t stop talking about the incredible wardrobe change. Some were even jokingly calling it “Kelsea Ballerini sorcery.” While the exact method remains a mystery, photos from the performance suggest that she swiftly removed the white gown to reveal the black dress underneath.
But that wasn’t the only stunning look of the night for Kelsea. While walking the red carpet with her boyfriend Chase Stokes, she wore a striking red, backless dress that showcased her new hummingbird tattoo. Chase Stokes complemented her outfit with a red suit jacket over a black shirt and white pants.
The VMAs were a significant event for Kelsea, as she not only delivered her first VMAs performance but also celebrated her 30th birthday at the ceremony. She expressed her excitement on Instagram before the event, saying, “About to perform on the freaking @vmas on my freaking 30th birthday, pinch me and tune in.”