How a Butterfly gets off a plane
It’s the end of the year and I’ve failed my Mimi because I don’t have enough money to spend on these pictures of her arriving in Aspen. Have I let down the Lambily? But we do have the video and I’m revisiting one of my all-time favourite shots of Aspen Mimi, when she wore her red ski suit around town like a formal gown and does that make up for it?
As we now all know, Mimi goes to Aspen for Christmas every year. This year she deserves it more than most years because she’s worked so hard the last couple of months making up for lost money from the broken billionaire engagement. So here’s Mimi, after wrapping up her New York City Christmas concerts, after all that hustle, finally getting a break, touching down in Aspen yesterday, getting off her private jet while All I Want For Christmas plays in the background. Seriously. Mimi has her own deplaning soundtrack.
What I don’t understand is why she has to walk down those stairs by herself. Why someone didn’t drive a cherry picker right up beside that aircraft to lower her down gently?
Anyway, Bryan Tanaka is also in Aspen. He’s the one walking down the steps behind her, and he’s holding one of Dem Babies. So Mimi and her young stud will be together for Christmas. Or at least together until the end of her docuseries.
In other Mimi news, everyone’s been talking about her latest appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and how she dropped the “I don’t know her” on Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato. Fine. But if you’re talking about all the I Don’t Know Hers you actually missed the most critical part of the interview:
Mimi does squats.
She gets up OUT OF HER CHAIR and squats. In heels! And pours a drink. And not only does she not fall over, she holds herself upright with a strong core and manages not to spill any of her flavoured alcohol. TWICE!!!
WHY IS THIS NOT THE HEADLINE???
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