Saturday, November 7, 2009

Andre Agassi Admits Wig Wearing

In Andre Agassi's new autobiography he reveals that he wore a hairpiece in the 1990 French Open. Interestingly enough, the book is titled "Open."

At the 1990 French Open, Andre sent his brother around Paris to find bobby pins for Andre's hair. The spiked-mullet weave did not seem to want to cooperate. Andre writes (or rather Andre tells his "co-author" to write):

'I asked myself: you want to wear a toupee? On the tennis court? I answered myself; what else could I do?...Then a fiasco happened, the evening before the match, I stood under the shower and felt my wig suddenly fall apart.

Probably I used the wrong hair rinse. I panicked and called my brother Philly into the room. "It’s a total disaster!" I said to him. He looked at it and said he could clamp it with hair clips. It took 20 clips. "Do you think it will hold?" I asked. "Just don’t move so much," he said.

Of course I could have played without my hairpiece, but what would all the journalists have written if they knew that all the time I was really wearing a wig? During the warming-up training before play I prayed. Not for victory, but that my hairpiece would not fall off. With each leap, I imagined it falling..."

It's not hard to spot where the hair piece is. I wonder what it is made of? Oh Andre, hopefully now you see, you are better off without that ridiculous thing!

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  1. His is totally better off without it. He looks really good with no hair.

  2. No way! Andre Agassi? I didn't see that one coming! Oh well, I guess wig wearing is also one of those things that celebrities do to make themselves look better in public. And obviously, gender doesn't matter. My mom has one of those African American wigs, and whenever she wears them she looks so much younger. That's why my dad is looking for his own wig now. Wish him luck!