Lisa Rinna shares story behind viral pageboy wig that flipped everybody out

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Lisa Rinna never expected to break the internet with the pageboy wig she wore to Vivienne Westwood’s Paris Fashion Week show in March. 

“The pageboy wig that flipped everybody out! They didn’t know what to do with that,” she says on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast while promoting her partnership with Don Julio Rosado. 

“I would’ve never guessed that little pageboy wig would’ve created such a stir.” 

The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum, 59, says the viral hairstyle was a last-minute decision made with encouragement from her stylist, Danyul Brown, and members of her glam team. 

“It was in the background and I … showed them the outfit and they were like, ‘Would you ever wear that wig?’” she recalls. 

“And I looked at it and I went, ‘Oh yeah, I like that.’ And he put it on and I went, ‘Oh my God, it looks really good with the outfit.’”

While Rinna felt her faux bowl cut complemented her boldly printed blazer and metallic leggings, countless netizens were fixated on its uncanny resemblance to a certain “Stranger Things” character’s ‘do. 

“Will Byers??? Living his best life,” one fan commented on Rinna’s Instagram post of her look. Another added, “Lisa in her Will Byers era.”

Meanwhile, others thought Rinna mirrored more whimsical characters like Willy Wonka and Lord Farquaad from the animated film franchise “Shrek.” 

“How was the chocolate factory?” one person asked, while someone else chimed in, “Lord Farquaad if he slayed.”

Other comparisons included The Beatles and ‘70s pop star Toni Tennille, none of which bothered Rinna. 

“I’ve had such a ball doing that kind of stuff,” she says of the different ensembles, hair and makeup she experimented with in Paris and more Fashion Month stops in New York, Milan, London and Copenhagen, the latter city where she hit the runway as a model.

“It’s like my own version of drag,” the Rinna Beauty founder elaborates. “I’ve always said I’m a gay man trapped in a woman’s body — or my kids call me that. My kids are like, ‘You’re a gay man trapped in a woman’s body.’”

Rinna certainly flexed her unique sense of style while celebrating her collab with Don Julio Rosado and its PTO “P(arty) Time Off!” campaign at a disco-themed event in Los Angeles on March 31. 

The actress stunned in an all-pink getup curated again by Brown. 

“It’s really cool,” she says of the tweed blazer and shorts that she paired with opaque leggings, sky-high heels, rose-colored sunglasses and plenty of matching bling. 

“My stylist, Danyul Brown, has brought it like nobody’s business and we are having fun. It’s really fun. It’s only about fun right now,” Rinna adds. “We’re only having fun and Don Julio fits right in with their Rosado [tequila].” 

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