But then, the same day her life-changing cover hit the Internet she was spotted out looking like 2009 Kate. Looks like we have a mystery on our hands.
What happened to Kate Clean-Slate? Well, we have a few theories:
A. She read all your comments and ripped those ratty extensions out in a fit of despair. (Aw, this is the sad option.)
B. She kept them hidden so everyone would have to buy her People cover to see the goods.
C. Kate's Google Alert on her name brought this story to her attention. It features Hailey Glassman praising the new 'do with nonsense like, "I think she looks amazing, I mean, look—we have teacher by day [points to 2009 Kate], Jenna Jameson by night [point to 2010 Kate Clean-Slate]...We have Ann Taylor then we have 'I go to Neiman Marcus.' " And with that, Kate knew she had to shut it down.
Considering the family, Option B makes the most sense. If there's one thing these Gosselins know how to do, it's work it. But it's also true that anything is possible with this media-hungry family. And so for now all we can do is anticipate the long hair's first Reading, Pa., appearance.
Kate's the only one to drastically change up her 'do with some fake hair. Real celebrities do it, too! Check out who's done it in our Wigged Out gallery.