After narrowly escaping elimination on The X Factor USA 2012 last week, finalist CeCe Frey had some words for her critics on November 3.
Frey, the 20-year-old pharmacy postal room employee who astounded the judges with her powerful initial audition in Kansas City, underwent a dramatic makeover prescribed by Young Adults mentor Demi Lovato. In an attempt to make herself more likable, she ditched her signature leopard print body paint and dyed her brown hair platinum blonde. And apparently, not everyone is a fan of her new look.
Frey posted a defensive tweet to followers on Saturday, writing “Listen, just because I tried a new hair color does not mean I’m not being true to myself. My soul is not blonde. Don’t get it twisted.”
Although her confidence has bordered on obnoxious in the past, she’s clearly trying to make a better impression on voters, and voters should give her a break. She has one of the best voices in the competition, and there’s zero doubt that she can put on an entertaining show.
The X Factor USA 2012 resumes November 7 on FOX with the second live show of season two.