Actress AnnaLynne McCord puzzled U.S. TV viewers on Monday (27Sep10) when she appeared on air in a cropped red wig to give an interview as her alter-ego, "Pixie".
The 90210 star fooled fans into thinking she had chopped off her long blonde locks when she appeared on Wendy Williams' daytime chat show.
She explained: "This is one of my alter-egos, her name is Pixie. She's cute and sweet, unlike me."
But MCCord was quick to assure fans her new hairstyle was just a joke - and she pulled off the wig in the middle of the chat to prove she was kidding.
Uncovering her long hair, she laughed: "It's a wig! ...I'm actually a blonde."