Every Thursday, celebrate #TBT with us as we open the vault to share photos and videos of Bravolebrities before they were famous--or revisit memorable moments from our shows. Last week, we dove into Kim Richards’ reality TV competition past. So, this week, we felt it was only fair to throw it back to Lisa Rinna’s stint on “Sing Your Face Off.”
While the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber has been making headlines recently, another unfathomable tribute to the Biebs came last year when RHOBH star Lisa Rinna paid homage to the pop star on the reality singing competition show, Sing Your Face Off.
They say imitation is the best form of flattery. Well, Sing Your Face Off took imitation to a whole new level. Not only did the contestants have to sing live, but they also had to impersonate the recording artist they covered. Watch Lisa’s rendition of “Baby.”
“First of all, let me say fantastic, but confusing how attractive you are in this part, because what’s disturbing and brilliant is watching a cougar morphing into their prey. That was weird and borderline genius and I’m changed,” judge Darrell Hammond quipped. And it turns out, transforming into Bieber was no easy feat for Lisa.
“Depending on who it is at least three or four hours because you have prosthetics, wigs, makeup, and costumes. We probably had four or five days per musical icon. That’s not a lot of time,” Lisa has said of the transformation process.
In addition to Bieber, Lisa also took on Britney Spears’ iconic turn as a Catholic Schoolgirl in “…Baby One More Time."
There was also Lisa’s rendition of Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold.”
Lisa’s competitors included comedian Jon Lovitz, rock star Sebastian Bach, actress China Anne McClain, and NBA player Landry Fields. While China walked away as the highest scoring contestant, Lisa was notably runner up.
“I think it is the type of show that if you are going to do it you either go hard or go home. And I went hard. As I was growing up, I’ve always been a huge fan of pop stars whether it was Cher or Barbra Streisand. I love music so much. This was a chance for me to do something I would probably never get the chance to ever do. After doing a show like Dancing with the Stars, which I loved so much, I think I am always searching to challenge myself and this certainly did that. I knew it would be a family show we could all watch together and it would be feel good fun,” Lisa has said.