Paula Abdul had us from the very first time she sang "Forever Your Girl." The San Fernando Valley-born beauty began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers and quickly became one of the most sought-after choreographers and singers of the '80s. Abdul continued to impress us with her dance moves, punchy leotards and eventually, kind words on "American Idol."
In celebration of her 51st birthday today (June 19), we are taking a look back at Abdul's most outrageous fashion moments to date. It's no surprise that the girl who spent most of the 1980s on the dance floor (alongside The Jacksons) has a spunky sense of style, we just didn't realize that some of her ensembles could give Lady Gaga a run for her money.
Check out Paula Abdul's beauty evolution: