My Hair Is Fake, and That's OK: Meghan

Following in Tyra Banks' footsteps, McCain comes clean about her hair extensions
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2009 2:03 PM CDT
Bridget and Meghan McCain, daughters of Republican presidential candidate John McCain, listen to mother Cindy McCain speak during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 4, 2008.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – Inspired by Tyra Banks’ appearance on her talk show sans weave, Meghan McCain comes clean on the Daily Beast: “Yes, I have been wearing different variations of permanent and semi-permanent hair extensions since high school,” she writes. If this revelation doesn’t sound earth-shattering to you, perhaps you have “virgin hair.” McCain explains, “for women like Tyra (and myself) to go without a weave on television is almost unthinkable.”

“My friends and women following me on Twitter seemed to appreciate the fact that I was being real and revealing the extra help I get,” McCain writes of her admission’s aftermath. “Why do I feel the need to share all of this now? Because all the young women that follow me should know that it’s OK to look like your real self and it’s OK to get a little extra help when sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t give you everything you want."