A curly-haired woman who got a fringe at the hairdressers was surprised when she was left looking just like Frodo Baggins from Lord of the Rings.
Annie McElvein, 25, decided to take the plunge and get “bangs” – but she didn’t anticipate ending up looking like the hobbit.
She was shocked when she washed her new hair and glanced in the mirror to see a stark resemblance to Frodo Baggins.
Luckily, Annie is chuffed with the outcome as she “enjoys looking different” – and hopes to one day meet Frodo actor Elijah Wood.
Annie, an environmental science student, who lives in Queenstown, New Zealand, said: “I just thought it would be fun to have bangs and ended up looking like Frodo Baggins.
“I didn’t ask to look like him, but I’m not upset about it.
“I’m a huge Lord Of The Rings fan so when I noticed I was like ‘hell yeah!'”
After posting a video about it on TikTok under the username @aannniee6, Annie amassed near 8 million views – and thousands of comments from amused TikTok users.
Some joked Annie and Frodo could be “twins” and now Annie is hoping her new ‘do might catch Elijah Wood’s eye.
She said: “When I say I’m the biggest Lord Of The Rings fan, I mean I can spend hours a day watching videos on YouTube.
“It’s what I talk about at parties.
“I hope maybe Elijah sees I look just like him.
“I would love to meet him – maybe he’d want to meet me.”