Paris Hilton was the original queen of flash, and she was also one of the first celebrities to slap a pink paint job on a Bentley. But Hilton didn’t just stop there, she also had the shifter knob encrusted with diamonds. Opulence doesn’t stop there, as Hilton decided to add an oversized pair of pink 26-inch rims to the car. The Pink Bentley was the topic of many conversations when Hilton first unveiled it, but nowadays celebrities do all kinds of flashy things with cars (via Auto Evolution).
Hilton still owns the pink Bentley to this day, in addition to a few other very ostentatious cars. But the Bentley was the one that started the fad of celebrities going way over the top with their rides. It was at a time when pop culture was changing and celebrities were moving more toward the influencer side of things.
Uribe was a well-known baseball player, so it’s no surprise that he’d take some of his net worth and purchase a custom car. The Porsche Cayenne changed the game when it was released as it was the first high-performance SUV. Long before there was the Lamborghini URUS or the Maserati offerings, there was the Porsche Cayenne. Unfortunately, he took the idea of designing his car a bit too far, and the result came out questionable (via Hot Cars).
The Cayenne from the factory was a good-looking SUV, it didn’t need a lot of modification. Uribe added a transformer-style front and rear bumper and white accented headlights that just don’t look right. Then you throw in the ugly black rims with low-profile tires, and the Cayenne has been ruined.
Darren McFadden was a popular NFL player during his generation. He was also one of the members of the bling generation, and thus enjoys spending money. Although his NFL career didn’t last very long, the star was able to purchase more than a few custom cars. The most notable vehicle in his collection was the barney purple Buick Centurion Donk, supplemented with bright green 35″ rims to finish things off (via Hot Cars).
Donks are notoriously bad cars to own and part of that blame comes from the suspension. A donk is tough to drive in normal circumstances, and when you add all the dumb stuff, it’s even worse. McFadden wasn’t smart when he wasted his money on this awful excuse for a car that looks bad and drives even worse.
When Chris Brown isn’t busy being featured on hit tracks he’s spending his money on cars, and the ugliest one in his collection has to be the Lamborghini Aventador. The first and main problem with this car was the oversized wide-body kits. Then the two-tone paint job was equally troubling and gave the car a hideous look. Brown has been known to go a little overboard when it comes to his vehicles and in life, so it’s no surprise here (via Dub Magazine).
The Aventador has been the favorite of almost every celebrity you’ll come across. But some of the things that they’ve done to this great exotic car are jaw-dropping. Chris Brown has the money to do anything he wants to, but the Aventador is one example of something that should have been avoided.
Snooki was an influencer before being an influencer was even popular, and fans followed just about everything that she did. Her taste in cars was also flashy as she was one of the first female celebrities with an Escalade. Although the method by which she went to design her Escalade was questionable at best. The flat black paint job coupled with ugly black and pink rims did nothing for the look of the car. If that wasn’t the worst part of the car the rhinestone Snooki badge on the tailgate finished it off (via USA Today).
Surprisingly enough, not everybody felt that the Escalade was a bad truck, it sold at auction in 2011 for a whopping $77,000. A lot of that had to do with the notoriety of Snooki herself. But from an enthusiast’s perspective, the Snooki Escalade was an ugly vehicle that could have been designed way better.
Surprisingly enough Sonny & Cher was two of the first celebrities to ruin a perfectly good car they ruined a pair of them. The duo commissioned a pair of his and her Mustangs that were completely different than the factory car. The Cher model was pink with a completely different front to the factory car. Sonny also got a custom Mustang but his one was a two-tone brown color that looked like it rolled out of a 1970s kitchen (via Motor Trend).
That’s not to say the Mustangs were entirely bad, as the legendary George Burris built the two cars. But it just wasn’t enough to take away from the fact that they were ugly. The Mustang was a great-looking car from the factory and it became an iconic part of automotive history. These cars were a far cry from what the Mustang should and could be, and that’s why Sonny and Cher take the cake when it comes to ruining a car.