Plenty of stars turned heads on Sunday night, but Mindy Kaling had Oscars watchers doing a double take with her red carpet look. The Mindy Project actress, 43, was one of the night’s presenters, which meant the spotlight was firmly on her. While there’s plenty of talk on Twitter this morning about her incredible gowns (more on that in a moment), it’s her beauty transformation that really seems to have the internet talking.

Mindy usually opts for understated glamour for a red (well, champagne) carpet event, but for the Oscars 2023 she went all out with her hair and make-up. With a sculpted complexion, slicked-back, wet-look hair that fell down past her waist and a bold lip, we wouldn’t be surprised if the mum-of-two was inspired by Kim Kardashian for this look – and Twitter seems to agree.

“The Kim Kardashian look of Mindy Kaling,” says one, while a second chimes in with: “This is the most beautiful Mindy Kaling has looked on a red carpet.”

Mindy looked incredible on the Oscars 2023 red carpet

Mindy's usual style of understated glam make-up

A third asks: “I guess I haven’t seen her in a while I can’t believe this is Mindy Kaling?” while a fourth adds: “I’m not sure what transformation Mindy Kaling is going through, but I’m here for it!”

Of course, long, dark and tousled hair isn’t trademarked by Kim, but we can see some similarities between Mindy’s Oscars beauty look and Kim’s go-to red carpet half-updo hairstyle. It also marks the second occasion in recent weeks where Mindy may have pulled from a look from Kim’s red carpet archives, as the Ocean’s 8 actress appeared at the Producers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton on February 25 with a Kim-like glam complete with waved hair and black gown featuring a plunging neckline.

As Twitter says, whatever Mindy is doing is working out perfectly because she does look incredible. Her hair and make-up isn’t the only Mindy moment from the night going viral on the app, either. The actress has left users a little confused after changing out of her white Vera Wang cut-out gown into….a black Vera Wang cut-out gown.

Some Twitter users wonder if Mindy, left, is taking style notes from Kim, right

“Wait wasn’t Mindy Kaling wearing a white dress on the red carpet?” asks one, while another says: “Did I imagine Mindy was wearing a white dress?”

Mindy did indeed wear the exact same dress in two colours after reportedly not being able to decide on the final colour of her dress. If we had the money to buy two Veras, we absolutely would do the same.

“Mindy Kaling wore her 1st custom #VeraWangHAUTE to the 2023 #Oscars. She chose a white silk crepe off-the-shoulder sleeve column gown with exposed boning, sculptural cup details, delicate lingerie straps, and a split-away peplum,” Vera Wang explains on Twitter, for those wanting to know a bit more about the gown itself.

We’re calling it: Mindy was THE Oscars 2023 moment.


By Editor