TikTok is obsessed with a mom who rates celebrity outfits with her son, saying Zendaya accomplished 'a big flat slay of the biggest, fattest dragon'
- TikToker Eitan Broude posts a series of his mom, Adele, rating celebrity outfits.
- Her review of Zendaya's outfits is going viral, with viewers calling it her highest-ever ratings.
Fashion designer and influencer Eitan Broude often treats his almost 400,000 TikTok followers to outfit ratings and reviews from his mother, Adele, who may not recognize every celebrity but does recognize good taste.
Eitan announced the celebrity subject — 26-year-old Zendaya — and Adele confirmed her identity by asking "is that the pretty lady?" and appeared delighted to learn that it was: "Oh, yay," she said.
Cycling through some of Zendaya's most memorable looks, Eitan paused for his mother's review, often making shocked expressions at her cut-and-dry remarks.
zenny, mums a big fan i think♬ original sound - eiitan
Adele's favorites ranged from the unforgettable, deep purple two-piece Alaïa outfit the actress wore to the 2021 Parisian premiere of "Dune" — which she described as "just a big fat slay of the biggest, fattest dragon" — to a voluminous Dice Kayek mini dress she wore to a Tiffany & Co. jewelry collection launch party in 2018.
She also loved the hot-pink Ralph and Russo gown the "Euphoria" star wore to the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" premiere because it matches her hot pink Crocs.
"You know what you're doing, sweetie pie. Well done," she said of the bright-yellow gown she wore to the 2021 Oscars. "She got the memo on the color. This is absolutely magnificent. She looks like a mermaid."
Less favorable for Adele was a two-piece red outfit Zendaya wore to the 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards. Adele said it was "wowzers bozers" but looked like the top half had "fallen down."
"But she still looks beautiful," Adele said. "She doesn't look silly or anything like that." (It still scored a six on the Adele scale).
"Even if it did fall down," Eitan added, "Zendaya would make it work."
While commenters might disagree with Adele's ratings, they adore her sweetness, matter-of-fact tone, and her particularities: "Your mom is always hating on beige, but I love it, lol," wrote one viewer.
When voicing critiques, Adele softened the blow— saying, "you probably didn't choose it" about one of her lowest-rated gowns, and calling Zendaya "sweetie pie" and "Zenny" interchangeably. Even when describing a particular skirt as something that looked like it had been made "for a school concert," she said it still looked "amazing" on the Emmy-award-winning star.
Similarly, Adele didn't love the custom, white satin Prada outfit Zendaya wore to the 2023 NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles with its long skirt and crop top with cut-outs. "I'm sorry, my babes," Adele said. "You are beautiful, but it looks like she's modeling for an underwear brand."
"Very pretty underwear. You nailed the underwear. So for underwear, you get seven, but if you think that's an outfit you get two."
"I didn't know you were from the 1920s," Eitan joked, "That's gorgeous." The pair often disagree.
"She can wear a paper bag and she looks amazing," Adele said about the structured August Getty minidress she wore to the 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards. "But she looks a bit acorn-y."
Adele, a notoriously tough critic, gave Zendaya a nine on two outfits. Viewers were delighted, and Eitan responded in comments to say he was "shocked."
"Omg is this the highest rating ever?!?" wrote one viewer, "She's not wrong, Zendaya is royalty."
"Zenny, mums a big fan I think," Broude captioned the video.