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Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head

September 05, 2012 11:31 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

American Idol alum Kellie Pickler is known for her lovely singing. She’s also attracted plenty of attention with her physical appearance —  in particular, her mane of beautiful blonde hair. So why in the world would Kellie shave it all off?

Celebs have been busy making statements with their crazy hair changes. Miley Cyrus is the best example, but she’s not the only one to chop off her hair. At first glance, it might seem like Kellie Pickler is just following a trend, but there’s actually a whole lot more to her newly-shaved head. The star shaved off her hair in order to support her best friend, Summer Holt Miller. Summer was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and will begin chemotherapy shortly.

In addition to supporting her friend, Kellie Pickler is hoping to raise awareness of breast cancer, a disease many people assume doesn’t strike women until later in life. This did not prove the case for Summer Miller, who was only 35 years old at the time of diagnosis. In a brief statement to ABC, Kellie explained, “Cancer does not discriminate.” Her friend Summer added, “If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it.”

Although the new hairdo comes as a surprise for many, Kellie’s actually been hinting at it for awhile. She provided a quick teaser for her Twitter followers, announcing, “It’s been a great life-changing day.” An hour later, the singer tweeted, “Be sure to watch Good Morning America tomorrow morning (Sept 5th). You won’t want to miss this!!! ;)”

We admire Kellie Pickler’s spirit of friendship and philanthropy. Summer Miller is lucky to have such a great support system!

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17 Responses to “Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head”

  1. diane Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I hope she gave it to Locks of Love, or a similar organization. I think shaving your head is a great, tangible way to show support and solidarity when a loved one is going through cancer. It not only affirms an emotional connection, but it also serves as a reminder that physical appearance isn’t what’s most important in life.

  2. Glenn Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    She looks hotter! :0)

  3. Joan Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Cant stand her “singing” , but thats a truly wonderful thing she is doing. Wonderful .

  4. Teresa Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    It’s a shame insurance companies think mammograms are not necessary until age 40-45. Usually it’s not the woman’s choice to wait, it’s a matter of expense and insurance approval.

  5. eric Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    she’s still cute even with her head shaved.

  6. Jordi Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Still looks good to me! And if done for a good cause even better!

  7. irene Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    WOW! What a friend! What a beauty!

  8. Suesan Borts-Bredall Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I think that is the sweetest thing I have heard in a long time. My mom died of brain cancer and I would have done absolutely anything to let her know that we are fighting this together and to make any part of the fight a little bit easier in on her. I have heard horrific stories of people making of fun of chemo patients when they lose their hair. Maybe the people did not know the situation but we never know a stranger’s situation, so if this brings more awareness, as well as shows support and solidarity for her friend, I thank her from the bottom of my heart.

  9. Lisa Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    She still Looks great!

  10. Connie Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I agree. She looks fantastic! She also looks way hipper. Good for her.

  11. Nancy D Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Most insurance companies will not pay for a mammogram before age 40. This is why women don’t do it-not because they are ignorant and not taking care of themselves…

  12. frank Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    wow. she’s a brunette!!!!!

  13. jef Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Every time she’s in the news I like her more. Glenn’s right, she’s even hotter.

  14. Andi Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I think she looks gorgeous!

  15. Hadley Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    As a breast cancer warrior myself, Kellie you are awesome!! Am praying for your friend to kick some cancer a$$!!

  16. bod Says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    it accentuates her face. very beautiful face.

  17. Albert Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 10:50 am

    It’s a great statement of solidarity for all chemo patients. Hopefully she donated her hair to help create wigs for others who are less bold.

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