Mindy Kaling, Costume Designers Guild Awards, Instagram


Mindy Kaling totally stunned while presenting at the 2016 Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday night, but she kept it real beforehand, proving it's not all glitz and glam ahead of stepping onto a red carpet.

The 36-year-old took to Instagram to share a hilarious photo of her "awards show prep," which apparently includes a corset, spanx and lots of deodorant (which may or may not be Old Spice, by the looks of it)...aka she's just like us!

"America's sweetheart," she captioned the photo, smiling as she applies some extra antiperspirant.

Mindy Kaling

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Well, her "prep" certainly worked out as she looked beyond beautiful in a Salvador Perez custom gown while hitting the stage to present the outstanding contemporary TV television series award. 

Of course she couldn't do it without poking fun of herself first, though.

"I'm being honored with the Pillsbury award for best muffin top," she quipped. "Sorry you can't shave cheese on my clavicle. Yes I've tried to do that. But I will accept my award because the Pillsbury people are doing important work and because I have been described as poppin' fresh."

 LOL! You go, girl.

Kate Beckinsale, Quentin Tarantino, Cate Blanchett

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The evening included a solid line up of celeb A-listers, including: Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Quentin Tarantino, Emily Ratajkowski, Krysten Ritter, Kiernan Shipka and more.

While Blanchett was honored with the Lacoste Spotlight Award, Tarantino went home with the distinguished collaborator award. Meanwhile, stars like Beckinsale and Ratajkowski were in attendance as presenters throughout the show.

Here is the full list of winners at the 18th annual CDGA:

Excellence in Contemporary Film
Beasts of No Nation – Jenny Eagan

Excellence in Period Film
The Danish GirlPaco Delgado

Excellence in Fantasy Film
Mad Max: Fury RoadJenny Beavan

Outstanding Contemporary Television Series
American Horror Story: HotelLou Eyrich

Outstanding Period Television Series
The KnickEllen Mirojnick

Outstanding Fantasy Television Series
Game of ThronesMichele Clapton

Excellence in Short Form Design
"Most Interesting Man in the World Wins on Land, Sea & Air," Dos Equis Commercial – Julie Vogel

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