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  • Samia Ghadie wore a Herve Leger bodycon to the National Television Awards
  • Samia Ghadie didn't pull off the dress as well as Nicki Minaj two weeks earlier
  • The choice of dress may have been for new beau Sylvain Longchambon

When girl-next-door Samia Ghadie walked the red carpet at last month's National Television Awards we knew we'd seen her eye-popping Hervé Léger body-con number before.

And now we've worked it out.

The Dancing on Ice star, 30, took the inspiration for her sexy new look from the über-cool Nicki Minaj!

Nicki, also 30, had rocked the colour-block mini at LA's American Idol premiere on 9 January - a full fortnight earlier.

So if Nicki - renowned for her outrageous dress sense and that butt - was the inspiration for love scandal Samia's sexy transformation, who was it in aid of?

Well, her man - and DOI skating partner - Sylvain Longchambon, 32, is obviously a fan of a Hervé Léger dress.

His ex Jennifer Metcalfe wore a stunning cream bandage dress when they attended the NTAs together in 2011.

Embarrassingly for Samia, however, the public didn't think she pulled off Nicki's look.

A poll in US magazine Life & Style last week voted Nicki the clear winner in a 'who wore it best' poll.

Perhaps it's time to find a new style icon, Samia...

Read more about Samia Ghadie in Now magazine dated 18 February 2013 - out now!

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