Fans think Zooey Deschanel is unrecognizable with blonde hair – but it’s not the first time she’s shocked with a new look

ZOOEY Deschanel has stunned fans with a major change in her looks that left her unrecognizable.

The ‘New Girl’ actress is known for rocking a signature style, so fans weren’t prepared for the style change.

Zooey Deschanel stunned fans with a major change in her appearance


Zooey Deschanel stunned fans with a major change in her appearancePhoto credit: Instagram / Zooey Deschanel
The actress abandoned her signature style and went blonde


The actress abandoned her signature style and went blondePhoto credit: Instagram / Zooey Deschanel

Zooey, 43, took to her Instagram feed on Thursday to showcase her new look.

In the photoThe star appeared to be leaning over a table or small desk to take a photo in the mirror.

She ditched her usual dark brown hair and switched to a light blonde style.

The “New Girl” star wore her hair in large curls that framed her face.

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A second photo showed Zooey standing upright.

She had the same hairstyle and wore a bright blue bodysuit.

She paired the top with camouflage jogging bottoms and wore a dark jacket over them.

Fans in the comments were stunned by the change in her appearance.


One commenter wrote: “Who is this girl?”

Another commented, “Every day she proves why people wouldn’t have realized Clark Kent was Superman.”

A third commenter wrote, “Give me Olivia Newton John vibes!”

Another wrote: “Wait a minute you look 100% stunning in this look!!”

A fifth fan joked, “LMK if you’re having more fun.”

Another commenter joked, “This is indeed a new girl.”

A seventh fan wrote: “Whoa!! I have thoughts!”

Another commented, “Who is she?!!!!”

Zooey has rocked blonde hair in the past, but this style still seems like a drastic departure.

She wore platinum blonde hair when she appeared in the Christmas classic Elf.

After that, she went tan again and hasn’t looked back since.


Zooey’s performance has been a hot topic in the past.

The actress has been compared to another Hollywood star, leaving fans wondering if they are related.

The 500 Days of Summer star is regularly compared to Katy Perry.

Many have noticed the similarities in their complexion, blue eyes and the similar hairstyles they both once sported.

Despite their eerily similar traits, Zooey and the American Idol host aren’t related, though they do have a few things in common.

Both are California girls – Katy was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara and Zooey on January 17, 1980 in Los Angeles.

Katy’s parents are both Christian pastors, while Zooey’s mother was an actress and her father was a director.

On Instagram Live in December 2020, the couple addressed the lookalike gossip.

Katy once admitted that she used to pose as Zooey to get into clubs.

“I have to admit something, Zooey,” she said. “When I came to LA I was pretty much a nobody, and at the time it felt like I just got huge. It was as if Zooey Deschanel ruled the world in that special moment.

“But I have to admit something to you,” she continued. “When I first came to LA, I went to the club a lot. And I wanted to join the club, and I had no money, I had no influence, I had nothing, and sometimes I pretended to be you to get into the club.”

As it turns out, Zooey already knew what Katy was doing by this point.

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“People said, ‘I saw you!’ the ELF actor recalled with a laugh.

“But I’m such a good guy, and people were always like, ‘I got you out!’ I made eye contact with you!’ And I said: ‘No!’ And then everyone kept telling me about this girl, Katy, Katy, who looks just like you, and I was like, ‘Who is this Katy?'”

Many fans claim she looks completely unrecognizable


Many fans claim she looks completely unrecognizablePhoto credit: Getty
Zooey's appearance has been a hot topic for many years


Zooey’s appearance has been a hot topic for many yearsPhoto credit: Getty
She is often compared to Katy Perry, with fans speculating that they are related


She is often compared to Katy Perry, with fans speculating that they are relatedPhoto credit: Getty


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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