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Phoebe Tonkin is back in her native Australia after having filmed several episodes of The Vampire Diaries. The stunning brunette stepped out for the 2012 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, November 6, and we spotted her rocking a super-cute new ‘do!

Of course, the first thing we thought when we saw her choppy bob was how stinkin’ adorable she looks. The second? What the hell does it mean for Hayley?!

Tyler’s werewolf friend breezed into town, creating drama with Caroline almost the second she stepped foot inside the Lockwood mansion. Now naturally, our allegiance lies with our favorite blond-haired vamp (sorry, Rebekah), but we have a feeling Hayley’s not all that bad.

Unfortunately, a different hairstyle often means an actor or an actress won’t be returning to the show. We know that Hayley’s set to appear in Season 4, Episode 9, “O Come All Ye Faithful,” but could that be the last we see of her?

With a brotherhood of vampire hunters somewhere in the world, and Tyler trying to pull one over on Klaus, we’re worried it could be a very un-Merry Christmas for Miss Hayley.

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