Chris Harrison once said of Season 16 dumpee Emily O'Brien, “Other than that pesky blond hair, [she] was everything Ben was looking for in a woman.”

It’s true. Bachelor Ben Flajnik has been vocal in the past about his penchant for brunettes. But bubbly equestrian Lindzi Cox coasted all the way to the finale, despite her follicular disadvantage.

So color us surprised when Lindzi started making her post-finale media rounds with a significantly darker ‘do. 

Credit: ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney Photo: Lindzi Cox's Hair: Before and After Bachelor

So what’s the deal with the dye job? It’s not uncommon for dejected bachelorettes to bust out a new look after the show, come time to appear on the “Women Tell All” or “After the Final Rose” specials (see: Ashley Hebert after The Bachelor Season 15). It could represent a fresh start... or maybe it’s just simply a new look for the sake of a new look.

Still, we can’t help but wonder, deep down, if the dark hair has something to do with her little “If it doesn’t work out, call me” statement in her post-rejection moment with Ben in the finale. She did seem hesitant to toss out the idea of a second chance with Ben (though it’s a long shot he would ask for one).

Whatever the reason, we’ve got to ask: What do you think of Lindzi’s new look?