Mj Rodriguez’s Trendsetting Fashion Statements Are Already Worthy of an Emmy

The House of Evangelista is taking on the Emmys! In honor of Pose star Mj Rodriguez's historic nomination, we're giving her best red carpet looks 10's across the board.

By McKenna Aiello Sep 17, 2021 3:00 AMTags

Mj Rodrigez was born to Pose

The actress' performance in the FX drama not only helped introduce a modern audience to queer ballroom culture of the 80's and 90's, but shined a groundbreaking spotlight on the struggles that Black trans women face even today. 

After three seasons at the helm of House of Evangelista, the Television Academy finally crowned Mj with a long overdue Emmy nomination. In fact, she's making history as the first trans woman to be recognized in a lead acting category. 

From Mj's perspective, the acknowledgement is "finally opening the doors and showing how we exist in the world." She explained on E!'s Daily Pop, "This gives a broader skew of who we are as human beings and shows us that we're human more than anything." 

And while the performer is lauded for blazing trails within the LGBTQ+ community, she also knows a thing or two about turning it out on the red carpet. 

Best Dressed Stars Ever at the Emmys

Ahead of Sunday's ceremony, Mj's lips were pretty tightly sealed when asked to spill any deets about her Emmys look.

"It's possibly going to be ice blue or maybe gold," she teased. "It's a real sick designer. I'm so happy that I'm partnering with her."

In celebration of what's to come when Mj hits the red carpet, we're giving her best looks 10's across the board!

Victorian Chic

In Thom Browne at the 2021 Met Gala 

Fierce in Fuschia

In Jason Wu at the 2019 Emmys

Dare to Bare

At the 2021 Cannes Film Festival

Grecian Goddess

In Dundas at Pose screening

Strike a Pose

In Dundas at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards

True Blue

In Prabal Gurung the 2019 Golden Globes

Pure Elegance

In Moschino at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards

Feeling Rosy

In Erdem at the 2019 Emmy Nominations Party

Sheer Perfection

In Etro at 2021 Cannes Film Festival

Disco Diva

In Solace London at the 2018 GLSEN Respect Awards

Little Black Dress

At FX Networks' TCA in 2019

Turning Heads

At the 2019 Soul Train Awards

Walking on Sunshine

In Cong Tri at the 2019 Glamour Women of the Year Awards


At the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Ruffling Feathers

At the 2019 GQ Men of the Year Party

For a full recap of the 75th Emmy Awards, check out E! Online's Emmys homepage here.