By Caroline Kepnes
June 01, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

Ubiquitous booty queen Jennifer Lopez turned heads on May 17’s Tonight Show — for the wrong reason. Her sleek hair was curled into an unflattering nest of ringlets. A rep for Lopez’s mane man, NYC-based Oribe, calls the look ”Marilyn Monroe-ish,” but even J. Lo seemed to realize the ‘do was more bomb than bombshell. When host Jay Leno complimented her, Lopez — who’d had a surprise backstage run-in with an alligator — begged to differ: ”You think this is a product of me being scared!” Leno said no, but we say it’s time for Lopez to get a comb and lose the puff.