At least her hair does. In promoting her new album “Unbroken,” “American Idol” season 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee has dyed her trademark long, dark locks bright blonde.

, “My music is a little more edgy so that inspired me to be adventurous. I’ve never dyed my hair before so this was a pretty drastic change.

I’ve always been known as a brunette but I’ve been thinking about it

for a long time and it kind of just fit with all of the searching with

the music and experimenting that I would do the same thing with my


She went on to say the look has inspired her to be more adventurous in the way she dresses and that she always tries to have a good time. I guess blondes really do have more fun. The sexy black and white photographs showcasing Katharine sporting her new look were shot by former model Ellen Von Unwerth.

“Unbroken” hits the shelves October 6th.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."