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'Bachelorette' Ashley Hebert: The Broken Heart Behind Her Hair Makeover!

Wed, March 23, 2011 1:13pm EDT by Add first Comment

Brad left Ashley in tears, so she decided to change her look! Do you think she looks better as a brunette or as a blonde?

Brad Womack left Ashley Hebert with a broken heart when he sent her home on The Bachelor. But now that she’s getting her own chance at finding love as the star of ABC’s The Bachelorette, Ashley has gone through a massive makeover.

And Bachelor/Bachelorette host Chris Harrison tells Access Hollywood that the reason Ashley made the drastic change from blonde to brunette was because Brad dumped her!

“She was heartbroken after Brad,” Chris says. “When you go through something traumatic, I just think you want a fresh start.”

Chris defends that ABC had nothing to do with Ashley’s decision to go brunette. “We didn’t do it. That was her — she went brunette.”

“I won’t pretend to tell you what women think or what they do,” says Chris. “Because as soon as you think you have them figured out, you don’t.”

But Chris knows enough to admit: “You see this with a lot of women — they change their hair. Jennifer Aniston — whoever.”

“So she went back to her natural hair color,” says Chris. “It’s the new Ashley. I think she looks great with the new color.”

My take? Ashley was much prettier as a blonde. But BFFs — I want to know what you think. Ashley blonde v. brunette? Tell us now! And watch Chris’s video interview below!

– Lindsey DiMattina