Rihanna has ditched her red locks and gone for a hot new bleach blonde look for her first cover of UK Vogue. We barely recognise her!

She has already showcased the new colour for Armani’s recent female jeans and underwear campaign and now graces the cover of Vogue’s UK edition with this Marilyn Monroe hairstyle.

This is Ri-Ri’s first UK Vogue cover. Lately she’s been in the press for some controversial reasons, such as frolicking topless in a farmer’s field, using the ‘C word’ so freely and generally pissing off Ireland. However, in next months edition of Vogue she explains that it is not and never has been her intention to be a role model:

See, people, they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead. The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me and [being a role model] became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That’s it.

But before you guys run out and buy your blonde hair dye kits, we feel it is our duty to tell you that she is in fact wearing a wig.

How do you guys rate Rihanna’s sophisticated look? Will you be buying a copy?