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Audrina Patridge Explains Her Lighter Locks: "It's Summery!"

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We’d expect nothing less of Audrina Patridge than to go all-out sexy for Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 celebration last night, and the Hills star lived up to the evening’s theme in a Doo-Ri minidress and Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain sandals. But the highlight of her look was her recently lightened hair, and PEOPLE.com got the scoop on her new do. “This actually is like my natural color,” she explained. “Dirty, light blonde.” So why change now? “It’s summery!” she says. “And I’ve been kind of wanting a change for a while now — so I love it!” Click here to vote on her new look. Then tell us: Do you love Audrina’s lighter hair as much as she does, or do you prefer her with darker hair? –Reporting by Shruti Dhalwala