When Britney Spears came onto the scene in 1998, she was the hottest thing around. Girls wanted to look like her, guys wanted to look at her... and, well, everyone's parents were hoping to thwart all efforts on both counts. (Our mothers were certainly not fans of the naughty schoolgirl look.)

But despite her teen idol past, we sometimes forget: Britney Spears is still really hot. "The X Factor" judge gave us a good reminder on Wednesday when arriving to her new show's season two auditions in sunny Providence, Rhode Island. Wrapped in a red bandage dress, Britney flashed that smile to cheering fans while sporting a subtle yet glamorous makeup job: clean, smoky eyes and a pretty pink lip.

As for her hair, it's never looked better: bright, smooth, wavy and totally under control (which is not necessarily the norm).

Also, check out the engagement bling on that left hand.

Seriously, guys, Brit is gorgeous! Check out the 30-year-old pop star-turned-reality judge below.

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See how far Britney's come:

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