Is Bethenny Frankel's Red Hair Real? Let's Examine The Evidence — PHOTOS

So many celebrities have been drastically changing up their hairstyles lately that nothing really surprises me anymore, but the latest transformation is one that is completely unexpected, even I was pretty shocked. Bethenny Frankel debuted red hair at the Skinny Girl Candy launch event in New York City on Tuesday, and she looks so dramatically different with the her new hue, it had me saying: "Bethenny, is that really you?"

The 45-year-old hit the red carpet to celebrate the launch of her new candy line, so it only makes sense she chose a fun vibrant hair color for the festivities. Her dark brown locks have been transformed into a fiery crimson color that mimicked the look of a sweet sugary Jolly Rancher, or something. Let's just say, it was perfectly appropriate for the occasion. But is that the only reason for this sudden hair change? Perhaps she was slightly influenced by all the other celebs who have gone red lately, like Ashley Tisdale, and Ali Larter.

While my hopes are that this dye-job is for real, sadly all signs point to it being a wig. For one thing, her roots are still dark brown, suggesting the red hair is the work of extensions. Another clue? The stylist responsible for the transformation is Tokyo Stylez, the one behind all of Kylie Jenner's fabulous wigs. Wig or not, she looks amazing.

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Here is a closer look.

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It's got a certain unique edge that I am really digging.

In the spirit of drastic hair changes, let's take a look at some of the most shocking celebrity hair transformations.

1. Kim Kardashian

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I don't think it gets anymore drastic than going from jet black to bleach blonde hair so quickly.

2. Emma Watson

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Chopping all your hair off in favor of a super short pixie? Now that's shocking.

3. Hilary Duff

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I know Duff is no stranger to vibrant hair colors now, but the first time she went mermaid blue was pretty wild and unexpected.

4. Kaley Cuoco

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I was surprised enough when Cuoco debuted a textured pixie back in 2014, but I was even more taken aback when she dyed it pink.

5. Lena Dunham

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Dunham totally started the lime green hair trend before Kylie Jenner made it cool.

6. Gigi Hadid

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Jaws dropped when Gigi Hadid showed up at the AMAs with a bob, even if it was fake.

7. Julianne Hough

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Hough is notorious for her iconic blonde locks, so I didn't see this sudden pink dye-job coming.

8. Jourdan Dunn

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Now that's a dramatic color change.

9. Ashley Tisdale

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I can't get over how different Tisdale looks with red hair.