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Terry Crews Says He's Unrecognizable with Hair: Watch This to See If He's Right

The America's Got Talent Host has been rocking the bald look for over 30 years. 

By Jackie Manno

America's Got Talent Host Terry Crews and Judge Howie Mandel both rock the bald looks — but they haven't always. While Mandel often shares throwback pics of himself sporting full 'dos in the past, Crews' hair journey was largely unknown until a few years ago. In a 2018 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Crews explained the origins of his bad look. 

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During the interview, a clip was played showing Crews' role in the film Sorry to Bother You, where his character adorned a full head of hair, a rare look for the actor. (Watch here.) Kimmel then asked Crews where the hair came from. Was it a wig? Or did he actually grow it? 

"I am living a lie, because I am really not bald at all. I shave my head everyday," Crews told Kimmel. "But see the thing is, if it grows in, people go, 'Who is that?' and people get really disturbed. So I've been this way for almost 30 years." 

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Crews showed off more than just the skin on his head in early August when he posted a fun video of himself dancing to Taylor Swift. In the clip, he shimmied around shirtless to the song "Cruel Summer" while waving a hose in the air. 

"Not a cruel summer when you're staying..." he captioned the post.

Terry Crews gets vulnerable 

Terry Crews at an event.

In 2022, Crews published a powerful memoir titled Tough: My Journey to True Power. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he elaborated on how achieving fame has shaped his self-image. “It was the internal success," he said. "It was feeling good about myself because I was just me. As entertainers, you’re perfectionists, but you’ll never do anything perfect. So you’re always feeling disappointed about a performance. You’re totally insecure all the time. But I became secure in just [thinking], 'Did I do my best?' And the answer was yes. Then I became very, very satisfied with that, and it started to grow." 

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He continued, “This is the thing: Your thoughts determine your feelings. What I had to do was start changing the way I thought about myself, and then I felt better about myself. But what was happening before was that I was thinking bad thoughts about me. I thought, 'I’m not any good.' A lot of performers suffer from imposter syndrome where things are good but you don’t see it as good, you see it as, 'You’re a fake and maybe you’re just lucky; you’re not really talented; you didn’t really earn this.'”