Sia is known for her two things: her catchy (and empowering) pop songs that are impossible not to sing along to, and her iconic wigs. Sia is not only rarely seen without a wig, but she’s rarely seen showing off her bare face. The Australian singer performs and makes her public appearances while wearing a blunt bob wig, one that is usually platinum blonde or black and white. So when she doesn’t, it’s a big deal. But this past week, Sia did go somewhere without her wig, and the internet is predictably shocked.


The singer attended Netflix’s Ozark tastemaker party in Los Angeles on August 14th, and instead of stepping out in her usual wig to mask her face, she showed up looking completely bare-faced. Sia wore an all-black ensemble accented with a Chanel waist bag belt, and left her natural blonde hair loose and wavy. She took a photo with Ozark star Jason Bateman, in which she looks amazing. Why doesn’t Sia reveal her face to the public more often?

Sia has, in fact, answered that question many times before, and even though she keeps her private life very private, she has opened up about why she chooses to wear a face-hiding wig all the time. In a 2015 interview with Interview magazine, Sia explained that although her wigs are a bit of a gimmick, they also have a very real purpose in giving her a sense of anonymity. Although she loves singing and performing, she doesn’t love the fame that comes along with it, and hides her face so that she’s able to keep her personal life private.

Take a look at the recent photo everyone is talking about:

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In the interview, Sia said, “So when people say, ‘Show your face, you’re not ugly.’ I want to say, ‘I know. I’m not doing it because I think I’m ugly; I’m trying to have some control over my image. And I’m allowed to maintain some modicum of privacy. But also I would like not to be picked apart or for people to observe when I put on ten pounds or take off ten pounds or I have a hair extension out of place or my fake tan is botched.’ Most people don’t have to be under that pressure, and I’d like to be one of them.”

The singer doesn’t want to be recognized everywhere she goes, which is understandable based on how celebrities often get treated. As an example, she told The New York Times in 2014, “Once, as my friend was telling me they had cancer, someone came up and asked, in the middle of the conversation, if they could take a photograph with me. You get me?”

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Sia without a wig (she was once photographed arriving at LAX in March 2017 looking fresh-faced, she went wig-less in 2016 at Spotify’s Creators Party — just to name a couple rare occasions) and as much as we respect her privacy, we kind of hope it isn’t the last!


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