Recently, the Real Housewives of Dallas' LeeAnne Locken shocked us all when she posted throwback modeling photos of herself as a blonde. That’s right, the sassy Dallas 'Wife we've gotten to know and love as a raven-haired beauty had a previous life as a blonde, and there's even more to this story than we thought.
The Texas native didn’t just go through a temporary blonde phase. "I was blonde for 40 years. Most of my career, I was blonde," LeeAnne revealed during a recent episode of The Daily Dish podcast. The RHOD pal also got a few interesting takeaways from her experience as a blonde: "By the way, blondes — number one — are hired out the door before brunettes ever, and — number two — do not have more fun, and — number three — everybody thinks you’re nice and sweet when you’re a blonde," she said. "I remember being a blonde model. I would get to set and then I would say something and they’d be like ‘you’re so pretty and then you open your mouth.’ And I’m like yeahhhh, fired from that job," she shared.
Eventually, it was a job opportunity that led LeeAnne to dye her hair a darker hue. "So what happened was, there’s a supermarket called United Supermarkets in Texas and they came to Dallas and they were going to shoot a commercial to launch their chain, and they wanted this Angelina Jolie type character to swing from a vine and all that. They auditioned every brunette in the city and I had auditioned. I don’t know why I auditioned because I was blonde, but they were like, ‘We want you. We’ll pay you to go brunette, shoot the commercial and then we’ll pay you and we’ll take you back blonde again.’" And thus, LeeAnne made the major hair switch.
"I shot the commercial and then I walked into my agency after the commercial and every agent in the agency was like, ‘Oh my god, you look amazing! You’re so striking, you have to keep this,'" she added. Though, it seems, there was a caveat: "For like a month I would walk by the mirror in my front door every time I walked in my house and I’d be like 'God, I look like a bitch!’ And it was just like, people really think brunettes are just meaner you know," LeeAnne said.
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