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Former American Idol judge Paula Abdul turns 50 today, and we can hardly believe it!

The singer and choreographer looks great, if not better, than she did in her heyday. Although the fashion of the late 1980’s didn’t do favors for anyone, Paula still looked radiant clad in this ruffled and bejeweled black number at the American Music Awards in 1988.

Fast forward 23 years, and Paula is still looking fab at the 2011 premiere of The X Factor, for which she did judging duties for one season. We can only hope to rock a mini dress like that when we’re about to hit the big 5-0!

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