I don’t know too much about American Idol alum Kellie Pickler, but I like her from what I’ve heard. She keeps a low profile and doesn’t pimp out her personal life. She’s on Twitter but she’s really low-key with it unlike some other country singers we know about. Anyway I wanted to give Kellie some positive press for shaving her head in solidarity with her good friend, Summer Miller, who has breast cancer at 35. She sent a video in to Good Morning America of the two of them getting their heads shaved ahead of Summer’s first chemotherapy session. (That video is at this link, but it ends at :55.) They’re trying to spread the word about early detection. Here’s a report on this story from E!
Kellie Pickler appeared on Good Morning America today and, in a touching show of bravery and solidarity with her best friend, a breast cancer survivor, buzzed her long blond locks clean off.
Pickler was joined for the momentous occasion by her longtime BFF, childhood friend and “sister” Summer Holt Miller, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June.
The girls got together in Nashville and jointly went under the razor.
“If this compels even one person to change their mentality toward waiting until the age of 40 for their mammogram, then it will be worth it,” Miller, who underwent a double mastectomy and begins chemotherapy this week, said.
“Cancer does not discriminate,” Pickler said.
Kellie herself tweeted hints about her transformation yesterday and today, writing yesterday (presumably when the taped morning show segment was recorded), “It’s been a great life-changing day.”
“Be sure to watch ‘Good Morning America’ tomorrow morning (Sept 5th). You won’t want to miss this!!! ” she added.
Check out the video at this link. All Kellie did was send in a segment to GMA while she got her head shaved with her best friend. She didn’t call the paps, she didn’t tweet incessantly about it, she didn’t even do an interview and you know that any of the morning shows especially would have her.
The last we saw of Kellie, she was in Maxim in a “salute to the military.” It wasn’t just a sexy photoshoot for Kellie, she regularly entertains the troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the USO and has been on five tours overseas. Take note, famous chicks who are tweeting bikini photos and going on vacation constantly, there are better ways to spend your time.
Photos via E! and Wonderwall. Credit: Russ Harrington