Kim Kardashian’s Platinum Hair Inspiration: Find Out Who She Really Modeled Her New Style After!

Kiki's true muse has arrived!

When Kim Kardashian debuted platinum blonde hair in Paris on March 5, the whole world (aka the Internet) seemed shocked—everyone, except one person that is: celeb makeup artist Joyce Bonelli, who says she's the reason the reality star lightened up.

"Still playing 'single white females.' Opposites don't attract. Bleached blondes have the most fun," began Bonelli, who also works with Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid, in an epic Instagram post on Tuesday, March 17, that featured the matching blondes side by side.

The makeup artist went on to say that she's thrilled that after two years of trying to convince the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star to go bold and blonde (with the help of Kanye West), Kardashian, 34, finally listened.

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A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 9, 2015 at 5:25am PDT

"She said I was her inspiration. Duh, " Bonelli wrote, adding on one note: "If you can't see that I'm making fun of myself, you are wild. lol" (Though she did this all in jest, Kardashian did confirm that the beauty pro and friend was one source of inspiration via her Instagram page.)

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The statement could be a jab at Serbian pop star Jelena Karleusa, who claimed that she was Kardashian's muse via Instagram this past week. Though she complimented the Dash cofounder, too, telling Us Weekly, "She is beautiful, so it doesn't matter if she put anything on her head. She doesn't need hair at all."

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