‘Dancing With The Stars’ Judge Carrie Ann Inaba Explains Why She Has Been Wearing Wigs This Season

After two weeks as a blond bombshell, the veteran 'DWTS' judge is ready for a magical look for Disney Night.

Carrie Ann Inaba poses for Dancing With the Stars.
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After two weeks as a blond bombshell, the veteran 'DWTS' judge is ready for a magical look for Disney Night.

Carrie Ann Inaba has been wearing glamorous wigs this season on Dancing with the Stars and now she’s explaining why.

The veteran judge on the ABC celebrity ballroom competition shared a glam photo to Instagram as she posed in last week’s bombshell blond, banged wig while wearing a sequined gold gown. A display of hairpieces on mannequin heads in a variety of styles could be seen behind the former Fly Girl as she asked herself which one would be next.

In the caption, Carrie Ann revealed to her fans that her next wig has to be special because it will be Disney Night on Dancing with the Stars.

In the comments section, some questioned why the gorgeous star was not showing off her real tresses.

“Why are you wearing wigs? Your hair is beautiful,” one fan asked.

Carrie Ann replied with an explanation.

“I [had] to take a medication that could cause hair loss so we planned a season of mostly wigs just in case. When I took the medications, I had too many negative side effects so I had to stop it for a moment but we were already ready with a plan… so we stuck to it. “

Some commenters told Carrie Ann they love seeing her play around with different hairstyles and suggested she go for a short, sassy ‘do next. Other fans told the 52-year-old TV star that they prefer her natural, darker color after seeing her with back-to-back blond looks on the first two weeks of DWTS.

“I think your own hair is the best choice. You have beautiful hair!!” one follower wrote.

“I prefer your dark hair. Just yourself,” another added.

“Nothing wrong with wigs my dear.. but perhaps a different style??” another suggested. “You know how much we love you. PS: isn’t the Kim K look a little passé..? ”

As for why she was on medications that could have resulted in the loss of some of her long locks, Carrie Ann has been vocal about her struggles with autoimmune disease.

Even though she stopped using the meds she was prescribed, it’s not a surprise that she moved forward with the plan to change things up with her hairstyles. The addition of new host Tyra Banks to Dancing with the Stars inspired Carrie Ann to put a bigger focus on fashion. She recently told People that she planned to have more “fun” with her style this season and take some risks — like going blond — so that she could take her look to the “next level” for the live ballroom show.