Australian Survivor star David Genat just chopped off his luscious long locks

The star debuts a new look.
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David Genat just chopped off his long locks, but still looks like a brooding extra on Vikings… somehow. The Australian Survivor stars is known for his enviable hair and good looks – hello, he is literally a top male model – but many fans probably haven’t seen the star without his long hair before.

Though he was already an international model, lots of Aussie viewers first met David when he competed on Australian Survivor in 2019. Following it up with a second appearance on the hit show in 2020, he then went on to compete in Celebrity Apprentice Australia in 2021. All the while, he’s maintained his perfect, long brunette hair. 

Aside from a recent temporary adventure that saw him try out life as a platinum blonde – he heard they have more fun – we haven’t really seen a new look from David in a while. Until today.

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Debuting a short new look, David shared his updated ‘do with fans on Instagram. “Just a little off the sides…” he joked in his caption.

The medieval-fantasy-actor comparisons came in quick, with Tom Williams comparing him to Viggo Mortensen from Lord of the Rings and Mat Rogers saying he looked like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones.

If you ask us, it’s giving Travis Fimmel from Vikings.

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David’s not the only one to debut a new ‘do this year, with many of your favourite stars transforming their looks. Scroll through to see the best celebrity hair transformations from 2021.

Blake Lively

She’s tested out various shades of blonde over the years, but Blake Lively’s hair has never been as big a talking point as it was in 2014, when she “invented” the colour bronde AKA “tortoiseshell hair.”

Blake’s bronde colour became a thing when she was pregnant. But the actress later admitted she wasn’t a fan of the look, instead saying she was just being lazy. Whatever the reason, she seems to have changed her tune now and is bringing. it. back. 

In November, she stepped out in New York City for an event at the Empire State Building – wearing a statement red Georges Chakra dress, tying her voluminous long tresses in an up-down hairstyle held together by a red bow. The bronde look is back, people! Check out the before and after below.

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blake lively bronde hair
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Blake lively hair
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Brittany Hockley

The Bachelor Australia alum has had many hair transformations in 2021, testing out a vibrant blonde look, subtle blonde highlights and a deep brunette colour over the past year. 

Tell me you had an identity crisis this year without telling me you had identity crisis this year…” she joked on Instagram, revealing she’d returned to her chestnut brown locks from her most recent style, with caramel blonde highlights.

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brittany hockley hair
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Hailey Bieber

Hailey has been dying her hair blonde for years, recently embracing her natural darker colour.

She’s tried every shade of blonde from platinum to honey, slowly fading out the colour with piecey blonde highlights before transitioning to brunette.

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Elyse Knowles

New mum Elyse has her hands full with young Sonny, but that didn’t stop her from trying out a new hairstyle in August.

“Mum went mad with the scissors today, whoopsie ! But kind of digging it,” she wrote on Instagram of her new bangs.

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Gigi Hadid

She’s typically known for blonde, beachy waves, but in recent years Gigi has transitioned to wearing her hair closer to it’s natural dark blonde colour. Then, in June 2021, she decided to switch things up with a vibrant red shade that wowed her fans on Instagram.

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gigi hadid red hair
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Billie Eilish

In July 2019, Billie debuted a new look with jet black hair with neon green roots. She kept the same style through to March 2020 when she unveiled platinum blonde hair. To transform to blonde, Billie used wigs dyed to match her black and green style for a period of time. With 47 million views on the hair transformation video, it’s fair to say this was one of the most dramatic hair changes of the year.

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billie eilish
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Hilary Duff

Another signature blonde who tried something different in 2021, Hilary celebrated the end of filming Younger by turning her platinum hair blue.

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hilary duff blue hair
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