Trading in their leotards for designer dresses and messy buns for flowing curls, the Fab 5 were looking more, well, fabulous than ever on the red carpet of the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. These girls know how to make an entrance -- especially Gabby Douglas, who back-flipped her way across the stage and high-fived Alicia Keys as Nicki Minaj sang, "'cause I win the gold like Gabby."
Gabby and the gang got to rub elbows with some of their favorite celebrities -- including Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry -- and they were tweeting about it all night. Click through the slideshow below for Instagram shot and Twitpics from the girls backstage at the awards.
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