"Vanderpump Rules" star Tom Schwartz recently unveiled an icy blond hair transformation, drawing immediate comparisons to Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of Ken in Greta Gerwig's upcoming Barbie movie. As Schwartz stepped into the spotlight with this daring new look, social media buzzed with reactions, many pointing out the uncanny resemblance to Barbie’s iconic beau, Ken.
Schwartz's post of him at the Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar with a fan, Amanda, garnered substantial attention. Reposted by the "Queens of Bravo" Instagram account, fans quickly noticed his doppelganger appeal. Comments ranged from humorous quips like, "He’s gonna beach and then head to his mojo dojo casa house" to mentions of Gosling's "I'm Just Ken" song from the film.
Some critics jestingly suggested Schwartz was going through a personal crisis, while others playfully termed his transformation as "the male version of break up bangs."
Platinum Hair Sparks Debate
Amanda, who met Schwartz, shared that he was "so nice and just a genuine person." Interestingly, this isn't the first time a celebrity's platinum hair has sparked a debate.
Gosling's own Ken-inspired hair was polarizing online, with some fans joking about his new look. Despite the jests, Eva Mendes, Gosling's wife, defended his role's aesthetics during her appearance on "The Talk". She humorously remarked on how the image ignited her teenage spirit and even cheekily mentioned she now possesses a piece of Gosling’s Ken costume.
Gosling's role as Ken will be alongside Margot Robbie's Barbie in the Gerwig-directed comedy, set to release in 2023. The star-studded cast includes talents like America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Kate McKinnon, and Will Ferrell. Mendes, always a pillar of support, has previously taken to Instagram to express her excitement for Gosling’s role, cheekily captioning a promotional photo of him as "So F.
funny" and "So F. good." The power couple, who usually maintain a discreet online presence about their relationship, began dating in September 2011. Their love story blossomed during the filming of "The Place Beyond The Pines." While they had shared palpable chemistry for a while, it was their Disneyland date in 2011 that confirmed their budding romance. Over the years, they've become parents to Esmeralda Amada and Amada Lee, further cementing their deep bond.