This is a new and exciting world. Michaela Jaé Rodriguez.

It PoseShe didn’t get to be a star when she entered the 2022 Olympics TIME Women of the Year gala on Tuesday, March 8, opting to let her buzzed head take center stage on the red carpet. She wore a stunning black sequined Et Ochs gown, accessorized with only a custom choker by Brilliant Earth and a pair of studded earrings.

In an exclusive chat with CelebHomes News, Rodriguez revealed why she recently decided to cut off her locks, saying, “It was something I decided to do for me.”

She stated, “I wanted people seeing the person under all the hair.” She said, “We all have a lot in our hair. A lot of tension. A lot of stress. It was time to let go of all that stuff and begin afresh.

She admitted to being a 31-year-old actress and singer that sometimes she has days when she doubts her appearance. However, she shared her feelings about the current state of her mind. I feel great.”