March 22, 2012 01:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Last night on FOX‘s American Idol, with the advice of Tommy Hilfiger, Erika Van Pelt underwent a drastic transformation. After the show, Erika dished on her ‘new do’ and said that she is enjoying it. More after the jump!
Erika Van Pelt shocked American Idol fans last night when she decided to chop her long, blonde and red locks in order to sport a very short new hairdo, and then, she changed the color drastically as well – to black! After the show, Erika Van pelt dished to People Magazine: “I knew I wanted to do something drastic with my hair. I get this sense of liberation when I get my hair cut. It’s a stress reliever for me, to be honest.”
Erika also revealed that she is no stranger to short hair: “It’s actually been shorter than this before, so I wasn’t scared about that part, but I was sort of thinking what my fans would think and what would America think.” Erika Van Pelt, who has also dyed her hair dark in the past, had no idea last night what her family or friends would think, since no one saw it until last night. Erika did reiterate that she loves her new hairdo, and she hopes everyone else does as well.
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