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An Expert Claims Kim Kardashian May Have Been Given A 'Fake' Lock of Marilyn Monroe's Hair

An Expert Claims Kim Kardashian May Have Been Given A 'Fake' Lock of Marilyn Monroe's Hair

An expert is making some new claims about a gift Kim Kardashian received leading up to her appearance at the 2022 Met Gala.

Last week, the 41-year-old reality star made headlines by wearing Marilyn Monroe‘s actual “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress to the annual fashion event.

The gown was loaned to her from Ripley’s Believe it Or Not! Museum in Orlando, Florida, who had originally denied her request to wear it until she came in for a second fitting. During that meeting with museum officials, they surprised Kim with what appeared to be a lock of Marilyn‘s platinum blonde hair.

Click inside to find out what an expert had to say…

After the museum shared a clip of Kim receiving the gift to their Instagram account, Marilyn Monroe historian Scott Fortner alleged that the piece of hair was fake, sharing some receipts to prove his claim.

He shared a screenshot from Ripley’s website, which featured a photo of Marilyn‘s hair in Kim‘s Met Gala dressing room. In the original post, the museum claimed that it had been cut by hairstylist Robert Champion ahead of Marilyn‘s famous Madison Square Garden performance for President John F. Kennedy‘s birthday on May 19, 1962, three months before her death.

“News Flash: Robert Champion did not cut and style Marilyn‘s hair for the JFK gala,” Scott wrote. “It was actually the one and only ‘Mr. Kenneth‘ (Battelle) who had the honors. Battelle is responsible for Marilyn‘s famous hairstyle from that night, as documented by a receipt from Lilly Dache Beauty Salon.”

However, a representative for Ripley’s told People that the hair was authentic and was different from the lock displayed in her dressing room. “Ripley’s exhibit collection contains six different samples of Marilyn Monroe‘s hair — all authenticated and truly Marylin‘s,” they explained.

“The hair gifted to Kim was given by Marilyn Monroe to Robert Champion,” the rep added. “This clipping was authenticated by John Reznikoff, one of the most respected and trusted experts in the field of hair collecting.”

Kim‘s personal trainer recently defended her decision to diet in order to fit into the dress.

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