Noemie Lenoir before and after

Unbelievably, it seems the Britney look is catching on. Gorgeous French model and actress Noemie Lenoir, the face of Marks and Spencer and Next, was spotted in New York—with a freshly shorn blonde crop.

Noemie is barely recognisable without the signature golden brown pre-Raphaelite curls she normally sports in television and advertising campaigns for the companies she models for.

What was she thinking?: Model and actress Noemie Lenoir has cut her beautiful brown curls off for this severe blond crop.

With no clue as to why she's undergone such a severe transformation, one can only conclude that she's been cast a baddie in her latest film.

She is currently filming the third installment in the Rush Hour franchise with Chris Tucker.

The mother of one, who is married to French international and Chelsea star, Claude Makelele, looked like she was getting into character, as she sat stern, and unsmiling while lunching with friends at popular celeb restaurant Cipriani.

Let's hope this attack of the crops isn't catching.

Who will it strike next?

— The London Evening Standard