Katy Perry Opts for Fun, Tropical Looks — with 'Hidden Mickeys' — While Filming Idol in Hawaii
Katy Perry may be a California girl, but she sure looks like she fits in in Hawaii!
The pop singer, 34, is currently visiting the Aloha State to film the new season of American Idol at the Aulani, a Disney resort and spa located on the island of Oʻahu. And judging from the photos she’s been sharing online, she’s certainly dressing the part.
In a series of Instagram posts on Wednesday, Perry gave fans a preview of some of her tropical outfits — including an off-the shoulder, sarong-inspired, red floral print Jean Paul Gaultier gown.
“Aloha! Can’t believe my job requirements are to wake up in Hawaii at the @disneyaulani and encourage people to believe in themselves all while wearing archive @jpgaultierofficial 🌺,” Perry captioned one of her posts, which included a gallery of photos and video of her in the dress. “I’m hashtag blessed 4 real 🤙🏻.”
Another upload had Perry playfully asking fans to find the hidden Mickey Mouse logos on her ensemble, which happened to be placed on the cups of her bustier.
American Idol’s official Instagram account gave fans a closer look at Perry’s “Hidden Mickey” look. The two-piece look appeared to be inspired by a Hawaiian grass skirt, and included a high-wasted mermaid skirt and matching head wrap.
Perry wore it while posing with her fellow Idol judges, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, as well as Idol‘s long-running host, Ryan Seacrest.
Another photo shared by Idol on Instagram showed that wasn’t the only Mickey appearing on one of Perry’s outfits. She also rocked an orange strapless jumpsuit with matching jacket — both in a fabric patterned with images of the iconic Disney mascot holding a surfboard.
If that weren’t enough, Perry will also appear on the ABC series in a strapless silver beaded dress with giant sequin pink hibiscus flowers on her shoulder and head.
“Do you think this outfit is too much? Or just enough?” she asked in a video on Idol‘s Instagram, showing off her look (and the matching dangling earrings she wore to accessorize it).
The Aulani posted a picture of Perry in that gown, too, snapped as she smiled next to Richie and Minnie Mouse.
Idol was in Hawaii with its Top 20 contestants, it appeared. “This Top 20 is about to make a SPLASH! 🌊” they wrote on Instagram. ”We can’t wait for you to meet them! 🤙”
The reality singing competition, which originally aired 15 seasons on Fox and was rebooted by ABC last year, returns with its new season on March 3.
Last season, 20-year-old Maddie Poppe was crowned the winner.
A sea of surprises are in store this time around, including the addition of radio personality and season 27 champion of Dancing with the Stars, Bobby Bones. He will be joining the team as the show’s in-house mentor.
Bones previously joined the top 24 contestants in season 16 as they prepared to take the stage with their all-star celebrity duet partners. This time around, he’ll be with them every step of the way.
“For me, to be back in a place where I actually know what I’m talking about — because I just got off a show where I had no idea what I was doing for three months at all — it’s really exciting to come and actually know a little bit,” he said.
Meanwhile, things are still going strong between Perry and boyfriend Orlando Bloom, who joined her for work this week.
Earlier this month, she shared a loving tribute to Bloom in honor of the actor’s birthday. “Happiest 42nd birthday to the kindest and cutest man I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with,” she wrote alongside a shot of the actor wearing a sweatshirt that read “Woman Power.”
Perry was last in Hawaii, in fact, with Bloom — the couple spending a romantic end to 2018 together, soaking up the sun.