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Katy Perry attends her first red carpet event as a blonde

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Katy Perry at the premiere of "The Smurfs". (NYC)
Katy Perry has long been known for her jet black locks, pinup style, and a flirty and fun personality. She still has a pinup style and a fun and flirty personality, but her black locks are gone. Perry, 26, a natural blonde, had been in the process of lightening her hair since early June. After a brief time as a red-head, the singer, who surprised fans as a blonde while helping announce the MTV VMA nominations last week, officially publically debuted her new blonde ‘do. Perry attended the premiere of The Smurfs at the New York City premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday. The singer, who voices Smurfette, was looking a lot like her character, but not as blue. Perry walked the blue carpet and posed for pictures with some of her blue costars wearing blue pumps, Smurf-inspired nails, a white mini dress that featured a sequin Smurfette, and blue eye shadow.