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Memphis News Anchor and Cancer Survivor Removes Wig On-Air to Reveal Natural Hair

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"I'm going natural. No more relaxers to straighten my hair," announced Pam McKelvy of WMC-TV during a broadcast, still wearing her wig and introducing a segment about women and their "crowns of glory," in which she discusses how recent chemotherapy treatments caused her to go bald.



“I made my choice also because I think about the message I send to young women about confidence and self-acceptance,” she explained. “The times are changing, and God’s delivered me with a brand-new spirit and a head full of hair, and here it is.”


McKelvy then removed her wig, revealing her recently grown-in head of short, natural curls. "All right, this is it. This is my new hair," said the former beauty queen and 15-year TV news vet, tearing up as she thanked co-workers for being so supportive during her breast-cancer ordeal.



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