Katy Perry shocked fans around the world last week when she chopped her hair super short – and her daring makeover sparked many Miley Cyrus comparisons. It turns out that the pop star is not only embracing the Miley reference, but she is admitting that the singer really inspired her big style change. At this weekend's 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Katy's new look made its red carpet debut, and she used the opportunity to explain.
"You can just grow it back. Honestly, I tried to take my full head of hair platinum and I had a lot of breakage," she dished in a red carpet interview. "I’ve always wanted to look like Miley Cyrus. I’ve always wanted to have that pixie haircut, so I said, ‘Let’s just go for it.'"
Katy also shared that she hopes her new look will make fans realize that women don't have to have long hair to be considered "beautiful" or "feminine."
"I feel like there’s a new wave, a new authentic vibe coming in and I think this matches. I want to redefine what it means to be feminine," she added. "Look at Scarlett Johansson, who’s one of the most beautiful women in the world. We have the same haircut and I saw her at an Oscars party and was like, ‘I’m doing it.’ You’re hot, you can be hot and look great with this kind of hair. Why not?"
You go, girl!
Katy isn't the only star to prove that short hair can really slay. Click through the gallery to see even more stars who have made the big chop and debuted short pixie haircuts. Then, let us know what you think of Katy's big makeover by commenting below.