’19 Kids and Counting’: Michelle Duggar’s New Look Was a ‘Shock’

by | November 8, 2012 at 11:44 AM | General

'19 Kids and Counting' Star Michelle Duggar Before (L) and After (R) (Photo: NBC/TLC)

When “19 Kids and Counting” mom Michelle Duggar got a mommy makeover as a surprise birthday gift from her kids in last week’s episode, she wasn’t thrilled with the results.

Of course, Duggar hadn’t changed her hairstyle in 40 years (!), so “going from curly to totally straight was a shock for me,” Duggar admits to People. “But I am loving it and I have been doing both styles, curly and straight, since the cut.”

Michelle Duggar Gets Surprise Makeover
and Doesn’t Love It

Now that she’s gotten used to her more modern look, Duggar kinda digs it, but what about husband Jim Bob? He was not wowed by the sleek, straight style on his wife at first either, apparently preferring her long, curly hair and puffy ’80s bangs.

“I know Jim Bob likes it long and I am trying to impress him — what he likes is what I want,” she says. “I think he was a little shocked at first, it was so straight and so different. But he does like it. I think I shocked everyone at the [birthday] party. They were very surprised.”

Despite her initial reaction — “This is how I look when I get out of the shower!” — Duggar insists, “I definitely like the new look.”

Now her only challenge is learning how to master the new look.

Check Out Michelle Duggar’s Reaction After The Big Reveal:

“19 Kids and Counting” airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on TLC.