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10. WEAR TIGHT CLOTHES
If you've got it, flaunt it – like Mariah Carey does. "I can't try to compete with people that weigh eighty pounds soaking wet when, look, I'm ethnic," she told Rolling Stone. "I've got a butt."
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9. ROCK MEGA-BLING
Diamonds are a diva's best friend. So are rubies. And anything else that glitters. Carey's 17-carat, pink diamond Jacob amp Co. wedding ring from husband Nick Cannon alone is worth an estimated $2.5 million!
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8. COORDINATE YOUR LOVE
Wanna be a real Vision of Love? Then you'd better plan some shopping trips with your beau. Carey and husband Nick Cannon stay matchy-matchy, from walking the Oscars red carpet to stepping out in identical puffy jackets in Aspen!
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7. GET A TRADEMARK
Carey loves butterflies – from her iced-out bauble to her lower-back tattoo to her 1997 album, Butterfly. Pick a signature mascot – and make it cute.
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6. ADD STAR POWER TO EVERYTHING
Don't go it alone! Carey's videos are a catalog of cameos: Jack McBrayer played a geek in "Touch My Body," Wentworth Miller and Eric Roberts smoldered in "We Belong Together," and Jerry O'Connell was an unfaithful beau in "Heartbreaker."
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5. CAMP IT UP
With a wink and a smile, Carey is serious about keeping a sense of humor – whether she's hugging herself on a beach or posing in a flower-covered swing.
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4. BEDAZZLE YOUR MIC
Every proper diva loves things that glitter. (Carey did star in a movie called Glitter, after all.) So when the spotlight's on, she shows off her seven-octave voice with some shine.
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3. GET A CARRY-ON PUP
Your entourage must look good – from your umbrella holder to your dog. For Carey's beloved Jack Russell pups, that means suiting up in style!
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2. MASTER STILETTOS
You just can't strut in sneakers. Mimi isn't Mimi without her sky-high heels – which she wears, even in the snow.
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1. SIP, SIP, SIP CHAMPAGNE
Soda for a diva? Never! Carey stays bubbly with bubbly for a night out. She's even launching her own brand of rosé champagne! What better to toast her 41st birthday on March 27!