It was a case of New Year, new hair for young model Damian Hurley, who debuted a dramatic new ‘do on his Instagram account on Monday that left him near unrecognisable and his fans gobsmacked.
In the snap, the 18-year-old son of Liz Hurley is seen posing while shirtless in a grassy field — but it wasn’t just his top that was missing; his iconic long brunette locks were also noticeably absent.
In a 2021 twist no one saw coming, Damian appeared to have ditched his flowing mane in favour of a freshly-buzzed crew-cut.
Damian’s style 180 did not go unnoticed by his 93k-strong Instagram followers, some of whom struggled to get their heads around the development.
“He shaved the head,” one wrote along with several shocked emojis.
“I’m officially shook,” added another while a third simply stated, “Excuseee me.”
After realising that his fans were in a tizzy over his makeover, Damian returned to the post to set the hairy story straight and reveal that it was all a ruse — for now, at least.
“Update lol: I love u guys so much hahaha but I’m not bald,” he wrote in the caption.
“This is prosthetics for a new project. Lmao but thank u for the cute comments. Tempted to do it for real now,” he admitted.
Even though Damian confirmed that he hadn’t in fact gone the chop, his followers were certain he could pull off a bald ‘do if he so wished.
“Just proving you can rock anything, unfair on the rest of us really,” one wrote.
“Wow! Well at least you know it suits you,” added another.
As for more on his ‘new project,’ we’ll just have to stay tuned as Damian didn’t share any further details in his post.
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