Sarah Palin & Kate Gosselin: Reality TV Hair Horrors!

Kate Gosselin Sarah PalinWhat's better than laughing at Sarah Palin as she wades through cold Alaskan water whining? Oooh, I know! I know! Of course, it's watching Kate Gosselin have a camping trip breakdown on a Palin-Gosselin campout -- a match-up that can only have been made in none other than reality TV heaven!

This Sunday on TLC, it's Sarah Palin's Alaska meets Kate Plus Eight, as Gosselin and Palin and their broods go head-to-head. They'll battle the cold, camp in bear country, and wield shotguns, but for two women known for their wacky hairstyles, who's got the advantage in the battle of the hair?

Let's look at the hard facts, shall we?


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Ahhh, the Palin classic updo. It just screams, "I mean business" and "Please take me seriously." And when those bangs travel from Alaska to D.C., everyone knows that the political beauty queen is in the house. Hey, is that a banana clip back there?

Here we see Kate keepin' it old school. This crazy, half-spiky short hairdo is how we first met Kate, an image not unlike a cute blonde rooster burned forever in our minds.

Palin is a totally no-nonsense Mama Grizzly here. She just throws it all up. This says, "Don't mess with me. I'm spending time with my family. Grrrrrrrrrrr."

Meanwhile, Kate tries a half-up, half-down attempt at sexy casual chic. Unfortunately, this 'do just looks tired.

Everyone's favorite Alaskan channeled her inner-Shirley Temple for this interview with Oprah Winfrey that even had the interview queen taken aback. Her response: "It's kinda cute."

(This dedication to home-styled "beauty" makes Palin a clear camping hair front-runner in my book.)

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And let's not forget Kate's journey into hair extensions, a journey that is ongoing, by the way. We know somewhere under there still lives a latent and sad little rooster 'do that's waiting to come back out and play.

So who will win? The wacky-haired city chick or her wacky-haired country counterpart? We'll just have to wait and see whose 'do can stand up to the elements on Sunday night's episode.

Get an early look with the trailer here:

Are you going to tune in to watch this winning combination?

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