By Kate Ward
Updated September 23, 2010 at 05:25 PM EDT

Image Credit: Kayla: Mathieu Young/The CWOn last night’s America’s Next Top Model‘s makeover episode, Tyra took Kayla’s perfectly lovely, curly blond locks and replaced them with the hair of Ronald McDonald (that is, when the clown was going through his Eight is Enough phase). The result? A hairdo that made her look astonishingly like a high-fashion Danny Cooksey, a.k.a. Salute Your Short‘s Budnick. (Or maybe I’ve just got ’90s on the brain.) Now, I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder — after all, our Top Model recapper, Margaret Lyons, liked the cut, saying Kayla, “got a Run Lola Run dye job and the grown-up version of Dora the Explorer’s haircut, but somehow looked awesome” — but I can’t help thinking the gorgeous Kayla deserved better than the loud, awful-waffle makeover.

Oh, Tyra, we hold you in our hearts. But when I think about this makeover, it makes me want to…give Kayla her old hair back. Whatever, she’ll rock it straight into the top 3. And it could always be worse.

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