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    Every Pair Of Melissa Leong's Earrings From "MasterChef Australia", Ranked From "Cute" To "Absolutely Iconic"

    All hail the queen of earrings.

    50. The "Pearl Drop Mum" earrings.

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    Almost every mum has pearl drop earrings similar to these, that they probably got from Michael Hill. They're understated, but cute.

    49. The "I Got My Braces Off, But Now Have To Wear A Retainer" earrings.

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    I know the designer was most likely going for ~abstract~, but I can't get the image of a slobbery retainer out of my mind.

    48. The "Fashionable Circle" earrings.

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    While they do go perfectly with Melissa's dress, these earrings are a bit on the "meh" side.

    47. The "I Said I Would Dress Casual, But I Needed Some Sparkle" earrings.

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    You know when you and your friend agree to wear a nice top and jeans to a party, but their version of that is waaaaay more dressed up than you thought? These earrings exude that energy.

    46. The "Shackles Of Committing To A Three-Hour Pressure Test" earrings.

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    These are as haunting as the black aprons that the contestants have to wear during a Pressure Test.

    45. The "I'm On A Tropical Holiday, Do Not Disturb" earrings.

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    When I saw these earrings, I instantly thought of those beaded curtains that used to be all the rage in the '90s. You know, the ones that always looked so easy to breeze through, but then you almost always got stuck in a tangled mess of beads.

    44. The "Geometric, Curtain-Like Tassels" earrings.

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    Look, I'm going to say this as nicely as I can — tassels on earrings aren't my cup of tea and they should be left on curtains. Or, better yet, the bin.

    43. The "Ice Crystal" earrings.

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    These look like they could stab someone, which I'm kind of into. Like, imagine Jock or Andy disagreeing with Melissa and she just nicks them with her earring. Okay, yes, I'm aware that's a HR issue — but it's fun to imagine things.

    42. The "Sparkle, Sparkle, Jingle, Jangle" earrings.

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    No, I'm not referring to the weird name that Riverdale gave to those party drugs the kids were taking. I'm talking about the sound that bangles or sleigh bells make — you know, "jingle, jangle"? Anyway, these earrings look like they would make that sound, which would drive me insane after awhile.

    41. The "Stained Glass Window, But Make It Fashion" earrings.

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    Melissa could wear a potato sack and still look amazing. And while I want to love these, they're kind of DIY-esque — which isn't necessarily bad, but I want more of a STATEMENT for my queen.

    40. The "Stained Glass Window, But Make It Fashion: Green Edition" earrings.

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    The green backdrop gets points, but they still ain't my cup of tea.

    39. The "Taylor Swift: Reputation Era" earrings.

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    Snakes were a huge part of Taylor’s Reputation era, as she sought to reclaim her reputation on her own terms. And just like how Taylor didn’t let the haters defeat her, I’m choosing these earrings from Melissa to symbolise her strength against racist trolls.

    38. The "Chosen One" earrings.

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    Whenever I see a little lightening bolt like this, my mind instantly goes to Harry Potter. So, of course, these have been named for the boy who lived, aka the "Chosen One".

    37. The "Don't Lick These, They're Not Lifesavers" earrings.

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    As if these don't look like Lifesavers — either that or I'm very hungry and starting to see things after ranking 50 pairs of earrings.

    36. The "Area 51" earrings.

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    This entire look is *Italian Chef's kiss.* It gives me major space vibes, although I wish the earrings were a bit more ~out of this world~ instead of being basic black.

    35. The "I'll Let My Hair Do All The Talking Tonight" earrings.

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    Okay, okay — I know you can barely see the earrings, but they're very fluttery and go perfectly with the edginess of this look.

    34. The "Dreamcatcher-inspired" earrings.

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    These are so fun and vibrant, just like Melissa's personality. Love, love, love.

    33. The "Pythagoras Theorem" earrings.

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    Before all of you school me in high school math, I know the Pythagoras Theorem is only for right-angled triangles — and this is clearly not that. But, I thought the name was cool and so are the earrings. So, sue me (pls don't).

    32. The "You Look So Hot Today Rhonda, Like A Sunrise" earrings.

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    Pink and black hoop earrings with an adorable sunhat to match? What a VIBE. This makes immediately want to go on a holiday and drink a cocktail on the beach.

    31. The "Cheese And Bacon Balls" earrings.

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    Mmmm, Cheese And Bacon Balls — I mean, earrings. Wait, no...that's not right.

    30. The "I've Got My Shit Together" earrings.

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    Melissa always looks she has got her life together, but these earrings — which match perfectly with her dress — is a level of organisation that I hope to one day accomplish.

    29. The "Romantic Rom-Com Kiss" earrings.

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    This entire outfit looks like it was taken from a scene out of To All The Boys I Love and I am VERY much into it. The earrings are also cute AF, plus imagine how versatile they would be.

    28. The "I Picked Up All The Paint Swatch Samples From Bunnings Because I Couldn't Decide" earrings.

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    Don't lie, we've all taken advantage of the free paint swatches at Bunnings. These earrings get a big tick from me though — I like how they add another bright pop of colour.

    27. The "Who Said You Can't Mix Patterns?" earrings.

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    Coming from someone who has a very monochromatic wardrobe, I'm a big fan of Melissa breaking those traditional trends by showing us how easy it is to mix patterns with accessories.

    26. The "Sugar, Spice And All Things Nice" earrings.

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    We've often seen Melissa wear a bold, red lip — but it just looks that teensy bit better when it's paired with matching red earrings. Like, what a LOOK.

    25. The "Just A Hint Of Sparkle" earrings.

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    Yes, these earrings are different from the ones you saw above because they are SPARKLY. Plus, wearing an all-white outfit with a statement earring? Big tick.

    24. The "Mitchy-Matchy" earrings.

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    Okay, stay with me — these are different to the other two red earrings you just saw. Trust me, I know, I've been analysing them for the past hour. But, these ones are ranked higher because they match perfectly with her lip shade and scarf — and I live for that level of organisation.

    23. The "Off-Duty Model" earrings.

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    These are super simple, but the bright green colour is beautiful. And I'm a sucker for a hoop earring.

    22. The "Sophisticated Art Installation" earrings.

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    These are, quite simply, a work of art. They're so fluttery and delicate and beautiful.

    21. The "Sophisticated Art Installation: Red Edition" earrings.

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    Basically what I said before, but these earn a bonus point for being that lovely, peach-red colour.

    20. The "Ace Of Spades" earrings.

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    Just looking at these earrings makes my ear lobes hurt a tiny bit, but they're hella cool.

    19. The "Finale-Worthy" earrings.

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    I can't decide if these earrings look like tear drops or an upside down hand — either way, I love how they're simple, but still make a statement with the intricate design.

    18. The "Katara From The Water Tribe" earrings.

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    If you still haven't watched Avatar: The Last Airbender, you are missing out. By definition, water benders, like Katara, are graceful and emotional beings — and I very much get that from Melissa and this look.

    17. The "Cool Art Teacher" earrings.

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    These give me major Ms Frizzle from The Magic School Bus vibes.

    16. The "Peacock Ombré" earrings.

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    I swear feathered earrings like this used to be such a trend, then they all vanished?! Anyway, I dig this — the earrings are big, bold and beautiful, and the ombré is gorgeous.

    15. The "Bow Down And Kiss My Feet Because I'm A Queen" earrings.

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    Regal, elegant, sophisticated — a perfect pair of earrings to match the queen that is Melissa.

    14. The "Eye Of Sauron" Earrings.

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    You say another pair of peacock-inspired earrings, I say a disco version of the Eye of Sauron from The Lord Of The Rings. You can't look away — it's so sparkly, it's so pretty.

    13. The "I Need To Impress The Mum From Crazy Rich Asians" earrings.

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    If I was a member of the Young family, I would be very impressed by these earrings because they scream elegance.

    12. The "Diamond's Are A Girl's Best Friend" earrings.

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    I'm not sure if there are actually any diamonds in these earrings, but they look hella glam and gorgeous.

    11. The "Salazar Slytherin" earrings.

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    You just know if Salazar Slytherin was around, he would wear these jade-green, sparkly earrings while lounging around on his throne.

    10. The "Disco Inferno" earrings.

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    If I could be married to a pair of earrings, I would choose these ones. Yeah, there are a dozen other sparkly ones of these list — but none of them are HOLOGRAPHIC and RAINBOW.

    9. The "XOXO, Gossip Girl" earrings.

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    Blair Waldorf, is that you and your grandmother's pearl earrings? Yes, yes it is.

    8. The "I Mean Business" earrings.

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    This is like a more regal version of the "I Want To Talk To Your Manager" vibe. These earrings mean business and they are READY to take on the entire world.

    7. The "I Want To Show My Ex What They've Been Missing" earrings.

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    This entire look is an absolute serve, enough said.

    6. The "I'm Still Jenny From The Block" earrings.

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    Yes, these earrings are super simple. But, I love how much of a sassy, bold, kickass attitude they bring with them at the same time. I mean, hoop earrings aren't just a type of earring — they're a lifestyle, no?

    5. The "Boss Bitch" earrings

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    The energy I get from these earrings is next-level. It's like Queen B herself has entered the room and given me a lesson in how to be a boss bitch.

    4. The "Peekaboo Dagger" earrings.

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    Ugh, I'm a sucker for these dainty, but dangerous earrings. They give me Kill Bill vibes, plus I would wear them in a heartbeat to intimidate everyone around me.

    3. The "Big Dick Energy" earrings.

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    Normally, I'm not a huge fan of oversized earrings like these, but ooft — these command everyone's attention in the room. They are confident, bold and worthy of third position on this list.

    2. The "Fashion Icon" earrings.

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    I'm not quite sure why I like these fluffy, doughnut-like earrings, but they work SO DAMN well. They're on-trend and the hot pink colour is to die for. I want them in my arsenal, ASAP.

    1. The "Bitch, I'm A Cow" earrings.

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    In the words of the wise Lady Gaga, these cow-inspired earrings are, "Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, totally unique and completely not ever been done before". They are next-level iconic and you should not be surprised that they are the best damn pair of earrings to grace Melissa's ear lobes on MasterChef Australia.

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