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Kellie Pickler's shaved head is a star attraction at the CMAs

November 02, 2012|By Christie D'Zurilla

Kellie Pickler's shaved head may not be as buzzed as it was back in September, but it certainly was buzz-worthy on the Country Music Awards red carpet Thursday night.

"My sister is with child. Everybody wants to rub her belly," Pickler told CMT on the red carpet Thursday night. "And everybody wants to rub my head!"

Pickler shaved her head in early September in support of lifelong pal Summer Miller, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and started chemo two days after the buzzing.

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"We made a pact from the get-go that we would shave our heads together," Pickler told E! Online, "and we did." With Miller diagnosed in her mid-30s, the goal was to send a message that early detection of breast cancer is crucial.

(Giuliana Rancic similarly was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36, years before she'd intended to get her first mammogram.)

Pickler's look is a sharp contrast to the "American Idol" alum's typically flowing blond locks. But there are some perks to keeping it short.

With such a low-maintenance look, she said, she gets to sleep in a little later every day.

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