Awkwafina Won the Oscars (And Our Hearts) By Swigging Tequila From a Purse

Awkwafina Won the Oscars (And Our Hearts) By Swigging Tequila From a Purse

You can forget luxurious outfits from designers like Dior, Chanel, and Givenchy — our highlight from this year’s Oscars red carpet came from “Crazy Rich Asians” star Awkwafina and a booze-filled accessory.

The 29-year-old actress and rapper marked her first Oscars with a glittery, lavender pantsuit (okay, maybe we are into the outfits a little bit). During one red carpet interview, she pulled out a matching sparkling clutch that appeared to double as a liquor flask, before swigging and confirming: “That’s tequila.”

Some eagle-eyed sources have pointed out that while the tequila-filled purse matched her outfit, it was different from the purse she was later photographed carrying. The boozy clutch was, instead, (probably) owned by Jimmy Kimmel’s Guillermo Rodriguez, who was the one interviewing the “Crazy Rich Asians” star as she took a swig.

(Exactly what Rodriguez was doing with a tequila-filled clutch that just happened to match Awkwafina’s outfit is still unclear.)

Given it was her first Oscars and she was presenting an award later that night, Awkwafina probably appreciated the liquid courage. When she took to the stage to co-present the award for Best Short Film (Animated), however, she facetiously claimed: “I’m having a panic attack.” She might want to consider a double next time.

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