Did Mindy Kaling Fake Her Fringe?


Mindy Kaling pleasantly surprised fans when she appeared on Chelsea Lately with a fresh set of bangs, but are they for real?

The snap-happy star channeled her inner MTV VJ in Helmut Lang, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs backstage where she shared the look on Instagram, giving credit to stylist Clarissa Rubenstein. “I told Denno and Clariss I wanted to look like ‘one of Pharrell’s friends,’ and I think they did a great job,” she said in one of the captions.

But mere hours later, her natural side part was back in the picture without a stray hair in sight. Upon closer inspection, one can see where her natural layers peek out from underneath the fringe. We’re not knocking the look (we’ve been known to clip in a flick of fringe on occasion); we actually think the bangs would be a great way to shake up her summer if she commits to a cut.

Regardless, it puts a spin on the phrase “fake it, ‘til you make it,” no?