Bye-Bye Blonde! Kellie Pickler Goes Redhead: Love It or Hate It?

11/11/2009 at 09:20 PM ET

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Kellie Pickler may be one of country’s most iconic blondes — she’s even impersonated Dolly Parton — but for now, she’s joining a less represented segment of the music community: redheads! The bombshell debuted her newly auburn locks on the red carpet of the CMA Awards tonight, having carefully tucked them under a hat for Parton’s Live from London DVD premiere party on Tuesday night. Pickler joked of the attention her new do is getting on the red carpet, saying, “It seems to be the thing to talk about.” She also gave a shout-out to legendary country redhead Reba McEntire, suggesting that she was joining her ranks since “we’ve got enough blondes in country.” But, she did admit to PEOPLE that she is still adjusting to her new do. “The hair doesn’t make the person, but it has been a shocker. I wake up in the morning and walk by the mirror and I’m like, ‘Who’s that!’ I thought someone broke into my house!” Pickler did manage to find the upside, explaining that, “It’s been interesting with red hair cause you can’t wear the same things. It’s an excuse to go shopping.” What do you think of Kellie’s new hair color? Vote in our poll below, and see all news, photos and more from the CMAs!


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Doug on

She looks any any she likes it. Will allways like kellie.

Emma on

i luv kellie im like her biggest fan,but she has such a light skin tone, dark hair just dont look good on her. she looks lyk herself when shes blonde. now she looks lyk a pre madonna. i luv u kell i really do but im not lovin da red

alyssa on

it looks nice, but you look a lot older, more like a mom or something. you should try dark brown with a lot of red in it. your still beautiful though.

jb on

You are much more beautiful as a blonde! Whether or not you’re a true blonde, stay blonde!

Tess on

She looks really washed out and she kinda looks like Renee Zelwiger in this picture. Plus she looks like 10 yrs older so i guess i prefer her blonde hair!

Anne on

Red hair is ok – but Kellie looks much better as a blonde. I agree with everyone else, the red hair does make her look older. Please go back to being a blonde.

Joe on

She doesn’t look like the Kellie we all know and love!

sam on


john smith on

eww.. sick

Patty on

I really love Kellie,but the red hair makes her look so much older an washed out.Come back Blondie!

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