These MTV VMA Photos of Beyonce 13 Years Apart Prove She’s Ageless

Beyonce in 2003; Beyonce in 2016
Beyonce in 2003 and 2016 Dave Hogan/Getty Images; Kevin Mazur/WireImage

The fountain of youth. Beyoncé rocked the red carpet (with daughter Blue Ivy!) at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards over the weekend — and she basically looked exactly the same as she did at the ceremony 13 years prior.

In 2003, a 21-year-old Queen Bey, now 34, made her solo VMAs debut — sans Destiny’s Child — with an unforgettable medley of her hits “Baby Boy” and “Crazy in Love’ featuring her now-husband, Jay Z. Later in the evening, she rocked a gold sequin ensemble as she accepted three awards, including Best Female Video and Best R&B Video for “Crazy in Love.”

This year, Beyoncé appeared ageless as Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez presented her with the Best Female Video Award for her Lemonade jam “Hold Up.”

During the “Sorry” singer’s speech, she looked stunning in a lavish Elie Saab gold lace jumpsuit, which she completed with a matching cape.

Despite the fact that 13 years have passed, Beyoncé showed fans that she’s virtually timeless, from her pulled back curly hairstyle to her oversize earrings and her glittering attire. And don’t even get Us started on that magically fresh face!

Besides wowing the Beyhive with her eternal style and beauty on Sunday night, the entertainer slayed the stage with a 15-plus-minute performance of five of her Lemonade songs: “Pray You Catch Me,” “Hold Up,” “Sorry,” “Don’t Hurt Yourself” and “Formation.”

At the 2016 ceremony, Beyoncé took home eight of the 11 awards she was nominated for — Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Choreography, Best Female Video and Breakthrough Long-Form Video. The incredible feat made her the artist with the most Moonmen ever (25), surpassing Madonna’s 20.

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