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Nick Viall shaves beard for Pinocchio performance on 'Dancing with the Stars'

by Shane Lou / / Source: TODAY

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Nick Viall, is that really you?

We barely recognized the recent “Bachelor” on “Dancing with the Stars” last night. He shaved his signature beard for a Disney-inspired performance with his pro partner, Peta Murgatroyd.

You can’t play Pinocchio, a young wooden puppet, when you have scruffy facial hair!

 Nick seems happy with his new look. Eric McCandless / ABC

Viall warned us beforehand that he’d changed his appearance for the show. “Going with the boyish shave ... fully embracing Pinocchio,” he captioned a photo of his clean-shaven face.

He wore a beard during his run on “The Bachelor” this winter and was seen with it as recently as a few days ago.

His fiancée, Vanessa Grimaldi, loved the beard. (She did accept his marriage proposal, after all.) Fingers crossed that she’s OK with his new look.

Though they faced elimination on last night’s “Dancing with the Stars,” Viall and Murgatroyd advanced in the competition, giving us at least one more week to get used to his bold transformation.

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