Twitter users offered up a number of names that the sculpture resembled closer, from 1970s singers Leo Sayer or Art Garfunkel, to the character Marv from the movie Home Alone.
Cabello won a leading four awards on Sunday, including Best Artist, Best U.S./Worldwide Act, Best Video and Best Song for her hit single "Havana" featuring Young Thug.
English singer Dua Lipa also turned heads with her deep V-neck Saint Laurent floral print mini dress.
The former member of the band Fifth Harmony was also named best pop artist at last year's MTV Europe Music Awards.
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PeeCee and Nick got engaged in Mumbai and will reportedly get married in a traditional Hindu ceremony this year in Rajasthan. She was joined by her cousin Parineeti Chopra and her future sister-in-law and " Game of Thrones " actor Sophie Turner .
Before accepting the honor, Jackson performed a medley of her biggest hits, including "Made for Now", "All for You" and "Rhythm Nation". She was nominated alongside talented African musicians; Davido (Nigeria), Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Nyashinski (Kenya) and Shekhinah (South Africa) - who walked the red carpet and attended the awards in Bilbao. The performance was also among the public as hundreds of Marshmello inflated balls flooded the venue for the finale.
After Nicki Minaj and Little Mix got the music going, the singer of Panic! Frontman Brendon Urie was depicted in a video as climbing down the façade of the Bilbao Exhibition Centre before he was lowed from the hall's ceiling while singing the opening of "High Hopes".
Hauwa Ojeifo, a Nigerian mental health activist, has won the first-ever MTV EMA Generation Change Award. At The Disco won Best Alternative, and BTS won Biggest Fans, among others.
One of the hits of the night was Spanish Flamenco-inspired artist Rosalia singing "Malamente" after rolling on stage in a enormous truck.