Kate Gosselin says her spiky bob hairstyle reflects her feisty personality.

"It's my attitude! Everybody wants it. It's work," she tells Entertainment Weekly.

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But not everybody can pull it off.

"I have very, very thick hair, so it's not going to work for everybody," she says. "I've seen people come through the book line with thin hair and it just won't work. My hair stylist gets calls from all across the country."

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Her hair isn't the only thing inspiring people, she says. So is her hit TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8 (the show's fifth season premiere May 25).

"Our show has become inspirational to people," she told Larry King on May 7. "They tell me via e-mail they turn off the TV and they're glad, you know, that they only have two kids to take care of. And if we can do with it eight, they can do it with two."

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"So that has been an added benefit," she says. "And I appreciate those encouraging e-mails from fans."