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What Does Billy Ray Cyrus Think of Miley's Haircut?

09/11/2012 at 05:00 PM ET

Billy Ray Cyrus Kevin Mazur/WireImage; inset: Rick Diamond/Getty

We already know that Liam Hemsworth is a fan of his fiancée’s drastic cut, and now Cyrus has the approval of the other man in her life.

Dad Billy Ray Cyrus recently revealed to Access Hollywood, “I love the new ‘do. She looks so pretty.” But it’s not just that Billy Ray likes the look of her edgy bleach blonde pixie cut – he’s also really proud of his daughter’s bold makeover.

He praised Miley, who took a lot of flak for chopping her hair, for being an individual. “I’m proud of her,” Billy Ray said, even using a line from President Bill Clinton’s DNC speech to describe his daughter: “As President Clinton would say, to have that much ‘brass’ to step up and say ‘I’m gonna totally re-do my image’? Wow. [She's] carrying the brass for the Cyrus family!”

The pop star ditched her long locks last month and quickly went on the defensive about her decision, Tweeting, “if you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all.” But despite some negative reactions (79 percent of StyleWatch readers voted that they preferred her pre-cut, and many people took to Twitter to dis her makeover), it’s clear that her dad is totally thrilled with the change. Tell us: Do you agree with Billy Ray that it was brave of his daughter to chop off her hair, or is it no big deal?

–Jennifer Cress

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Elleee on

She is beautiful:) I am really liking her hairrr

hannah on

Her hairstyle is very nice and prettyand it suits her, ovawise if someone else cut it like that, it would look ****ed up! Lool

nikkie balla on

hi

Hailee Rodriguez on

Miley should of never cut off that much hair she was pretty on till she shaved her head

Hailee Rodriguez on

She cupyed Ellen’s hair cut to cool

Andrea on

I am disappointed that Miley cut all her gorgeous hair off and yes it is very nice of her to donate it to the cancer society. Howevee did she really have to dye it?? I know her as little Miss Hannah Montana. I realize people change but she does look like a boy and that ring in her nose!! Really!! What happened to their country ways and raising?? Was that a front?? Wow!! This is my opinion I think she went way to far with it!!

Casey Lee Anderson on

I agree with with hailee rodriguez and andrea, and since i am also from the south, i’m from arnoldsville, oglethorpe county, ga, usa, and the people you see her with short hair are only grandparents and great grandparents or people past the age of 40 years old. never a youngin , and if a person wants to reinvent themselves do it private, have a real double life, and if you don’t know on how to do that heres of list of things you need to do. find your birth certificate, name change documents(justin) and your current social security card, then go rechange your name and use both of those birth certificates,social security cards. just make sure you ain’t famous first.

Kaitlyn Smith on

Ok i agree with everone exept the dad of milly she should have never done thant to the most butifull hair ever. Have wachted ever on ove the hannah matanas and i was a big fan but not now srnce u have done thant it is so rediculus. I am glad u donated it but you shoud have never cut it all the way off…abd i miss the countrey side of u milly i dont like the pop u fit better doing contry than pop i miss ur hair i guess it was ur oppoin but u r dissopionting all of ur fans…

Emily on

I used to love Miley…..I was a huge fan, and now I’m really not. I loved her hair, she was much prettier with it, and now that she has this new look, it’s like a new personality as well. I hate it -_-

haley on

I agree with a lot has been said. I do have to say I am disappointed on what she has done to herself. I wuz a huge fan of her I admired her. I’m going to still b your fan. I’m just disappointed on what you did to yourself. But I do like your bravery on what you have done. I like what you did for the cancer society. I just wish you didn’t have to get a guy haircut and bleached it. I won’t get into your way of your judgement it is your own self. I will always be your fan.

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