'I kept on getting oranger': Katy Perry reveals spending big to fix her 'California Gurls' fake tan

'I kept on getting oranger': Katy Perry reveals spending big to fix her 'California Gurls' fake tan
Katy Perry released her 'California Gurls' music video in 2010 (Momodu Mansaray/Getty Images, Katy Perry/Youtube)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Katy Perry made a critical tanning error during the 2010 recording of her 'California Gurls' music video. The 'Roar' singer, 38, revealed that she had to "spend so much extra money on color-grading" the popular video because she looked "orange". 

In an interview with Vogue for their 'Life in Looks' segment on Friday, March 24, Perry recalled, "Funny story behind this is that I look super tan here, right? Rarely do I get spray tans, and typically you're supposed to get them the night before. Well, I just didn't have time. So, I got them the day of my music video."


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'I just kept on getting oranger and oranger'

"When you get a tan the morning of your music video, your color changes gradually throughout the day. So, I just kept on getting oranger and oranger and oranger. We had to spend so much extra money on color-grading this music video because in one part of the video, I'm this color orange, and then I'm this color orange in the next part of the music video," she explained. The 'Harleys in Hawaii' singer also offered some sound advise to her followers, "Kids, just a little tip: fake tans, night before."



In the video, Perry, dressed in a variety of vibrant clothes, plays with rapper Snoop Dogg, 51, in a setting that is evocative of Candyland. 'California Gurls' was released by the 'Hot N Cold' singer in 2010. The track served as the lead single for her third studio album, 'Teenage Dream'. The American Idol judge additionally revealed some behind-the-scenes information about one of her costumes, a set of iridescent blue shorts and a cupcake bra. She revealed that the sparkly shorts were made from Diesel jeans "that were cut and bedazzled."

A still from the 'California Gurls' music video. (Katy Perry/Youtube)
A still from the 'California Gurls' music video (Katy Perry/Youtube)

'I can close one eye at a time'

In another segment of the Vogue interview, Perry joked that she uses her infamous "doll eye" technique to keep an eye on her glam squad. The pop star admitted that she enjoys monitoring her hair and makeup artists to ensure that her appearance is flawless. "I do this pose called 'doll eye'," explained the 'Dark Horse' songstress. "I can close one eye at a time and still like maintain all function." "I've sat in a hair and make-up chair for 15 years. If they're putting eyeshadow on this eye and someone is putting my hair up into a french twist, I want to give notes in real-time," she said.

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