Actress Katherine Heigl was presented with the Female Star of the Year Award at the ShoWest 2010 Final Night Talent Awards in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 18, 2010. Heigl was wearing a beautiful red dress. Unfortunately, one of the straps of the dress broke loose, nearly exposing Heigl’s breast.
Katherine Heigl accepted her award while holding the broken strap on her dress. Show host Billy Bush, ever the gentleman, held her dress up while she gave her acceptance speech.
The phrase “wardrobe malfunction” as used to describe the unintentional exposure of private parts was coined by Justin Timberlake on February 1, 2004. Timberlake and Janet Jackson had been performing onstage at Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. Timberlake removed a piece of Jackson’s costume in a move which looked intentional, but the pair later claimed was accidental.
The Boston Globe reported last year that Heigl’s husband, musician Josh Kelly, is the jealous type. It’s a lucky thing that Heigl narrowly avoided having her breast exposed for all to see.