With every new gig comes a new look! Megyn Kelly got a pretty big (but subtle at the same time) makeover to star on her new NBC show Megyn Kelly Today back in September. And we’re not just talking her hair and makeup — it even stemmed down to her wardrobe!
But now that she’s nearing her one-year anniversary on the show, it appears Megyn is going back to her old ways since her original makeover didn’t exactly help ratings. “She’s dressing like her old self again,” a source revealed to In Touch in the magazine’s newest issue, on newsstands now. “She decided that if she wants to wear a black, punky nightclub dress, straighten her hair, and show off dark roots, then that’s what she’s going to do.”
Since Megyn is now on the air at 9 a.m. instead of 9 p.m., the 47-year-old previously switched up her beauty routine when she first got to the show. Celebrity makeup artist Shalini Vadhera said Megyn looked “less glam than before.” She added at the time, “She’s shifted from the glossy lips and shimmery makeup and dramatic eyes to a more monochromatic, natural look.” Remember Megyn’s slick back? That’s been a thing of the past lately, but who knows if it will come back now that she’s trying to switch it up. “It was a tough, hard-edged look,” Vadhera added of Megyn. “She has a much more fun girlfriend vibe.”
As far as her wardrobe, Megyn had taken it down a few notches since Fox News — and has been totally conservative up until recently. “The hemlines are longer, the cleavage is covered,” fashion stylist and blogger Melanie Pace said at the time. “Megyn’s appearance has changed, most likely in an effort to please the masses.”
Despite her efforts to change up her appearance, the show is still getting a lot of negative reviews from viewers (especially after a few super-awkward celebrity interviews). A source previously told In Touch, “Megyn hasn’t been able to book any big-name stars that haven’t been on Today during the first two hours. Hollywood hasn’t exactly put the welcome mat out for her. Megyn has left a lot of people cold.”
And the fact that she’s going for a “club makeover” today really isn’t helping her case. A source told In Touch: “Women want a safe, non-threatening host that they can relate to — and Megyn looks like the woman you wouldn’t leave your husband alone with at a party!” Awkward…
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