Updated: Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:30:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
MTV VMAs 2013: Best and worst moments

Best use of three seashells

Best use of three seashells (© Lucas Jackson, Reuters)
  • The highs and lows from this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. (© Getty Images)
  • Best use of three seashells (© Lucas Jackson, Reuters)
  • Worst reaction under the lens (© Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic; Getty Images)
  • Best Pop Video (© Theo Wargo, WireImage; Getty Images)
  • Worst teddy bear's picnic (© Kevin Mazur, WireImage; Getty Images)
  • Worst attempt to take us to our happy place (© Getty Images)
  • Best Female Video (© Eric Thayer, Reuters)
  • Best 20 minutes of our life (© Michael Loccisano, FilmMagic; Getty Images)
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Did you think Lady Gaga would be performing the Abramovic Method as the award show opener? You thought wrong  as Mother Monster kicked off the night in a square, white nun's habit to a chorus of boos. Not real boos, just pre-recorded ones that she turned into a chorus of "Applause." Gaga then whisked off her flying nun getup to reveal a sparkly leotard, eventually stripping down, piece by piece, until all that was left was a string seashell bikini. Well they did say viewer discretion is advised.