Ellie Goulding Sends Out Beauty Warning During ‘Divergent’ MTV First

Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Ellie Goulding, and Christina Garibaldi on the set of MTV First.
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In case you missed it, we played host to Ellie Goulding, Shailene Woodley, and Theo James last night for a special Divergent-themed edition of MTV First. We watched the premiere of Ellie’s “Beating Heart” music video, played a few rounds of “Would You Rather,” and discussed the art of kissing. What we didn’t expect to get was a bit of beauty advice courtesy of Miss Goulding.

Ellie Goulding’s hair now and when she was bleaching it white.
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Around the 31:35 minute mark, a fan in the audience asks the trio, “If you were in Dauntless [Divergent’s fearless faction], what would you change your name to?” At first, Ellie shares a story about always having wanted her sister’s name, Isabel Alexis, but ultimately settled on “Snowy” which was her first pet’s name (also, her “porn star name,” she muttered under her breath). She reveals that she likes it because it “sounds mysterious” and that it’s fitting because she used to have white hair (recall above).

A word of warning, though, to anyone looking to replicate her mega-bleached out look: “Don’t bleach your hair.” The gorgeously flaxen-headed singer said her hair “literally fell out” after bleaching. *cue ENORMOUS gasp* It was a cool look for a while but too hefty a price to pay. The good news is: The sandy blonde look also totally works on her.

Hear Ellie’s advice for yourself—along with the rest of MTV First—in the full episode below!


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