Billie Eilish stunned everyone when she discarded her vibrant green hair in favor of platinum blonde, and she explained why.
Billie Eilish, 19, has been known for her trademark bright green hair for years, so when she debuted her new platinum blonde hair in March 2021, everyone was taken aback.
The singer was featured on the cover of ELLE’s October 2021 edition, where she discussed why she went blonde and how it made her feel like a “new person.”
Billie stated that her green hair was a dead giveaway when it came to being recognized out and about, and that she was over it. “With that hair, I couldn’t go anywhere because it was so plainly me. She confessed, “I sought anonymity.”
“I went to a park with a friend and said, ‘No, I’m not taking off my hood!’ I was afraid of the paparazzi and the stalkers I’d been subjected to. ‘Don’t worry, you’re fine,’ my pal assured me. ‘It’s not going to happen.’ Billie stated of bleaching her hair blonde, “I pulled off my hood and felt like a new person.”
“I had no intention of changing people’s minds about me,” she continued. For everything I’ve ever done, I’ve had different hair colors and vibes. This CD needed to stand on its own.”
Despite Billie’s enthusiasm for her new look, her followers were less enthusiastic. “The other day, I posted a video from when I had green hair, and I saw people go, ‘I miss this Billie, the green-haired Billie,’” she said. “I’m still the same person,” she said when asked if this bothered her. I’m not a collection of different Barbies with various heads.”
Billie wants to be clear that when she changes her hair or wears a new clothing, she does not want her followers to respond negatively. “I chose to wear a tank top the other day. It wasn’t even a risqué top. But I know what others will say: ‘Holy f**k, she’s trying to make a statement by dressing sexily.’ And I say, “No, I’m not.” It’s 500 degrees outside, and all I want to wear is a tank top.’