My reaction to seeing Paula Patton at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards, held at The Shrine Auditorium in LA last night was, “YES”.

Finally the beautiful actress is living up to her potential and giving me nothing to complain about.

She looked outstanding wearing a Monqiue Lhuiller Spring 2011 gown.

The apple red raffia embroidered strapless column gown was teamed with some magnificent gold jewels.

Seeing her looking so good here, I can’t help it wonder why things went so wrong during her MI:4 promo tour.

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