CHARLOTTE, NC (Langston Wertz./Charlotte Observer) - Panthers QB Cam Newton returned to the Met Gala on Monday after being criticized last year for looking like Willy Wonka, the "candy man" from the popular 1971 film. This year, Newton again chose a signature hat, a colorful tux and big glasses.
Did he do better this time?
Newton again wore a tuxedo, but this one was much more colorful. He added what's now become his signature hat with a pair of glasses.
Last year, at the 2017 Met Gala, Newton wore a top hat, which many fans compared to Willy Wonka. This year's hat wasn't as tall.
First, let's revisit Cam — and some of his critics — from the 2017 ball.