Katy Perry is looking for "real friends".
The 'Chained to the Rhythm' hitmaker was left embarrassed after realising she'd posed for photographs on the red carpet at the iHeart Radio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, March 5, with food caught in her back teeth and wished someone had warned her beforehand.
She shared an extreme close-up photo of her teeth on Instagram and captioned the image: "Currently taking applications for real friends who aren't afraid to tell me there's quinoa in my teeth."
The 32-year-old beauty – who recently split from boyfriend Orlando Bloom – recently had her long locks chopped into a platinum blonde pixie crop and wants to "redefine what it means to be feminine" with her new do, which was inspired by the short crops sported by Miley Cyrus and Scarlett Johansson.
After radio host Elvis Duran commented on her new look at the awards, she said: "Yeah, if you're going this extreme it should, hello! I'm trying to get more attention, obviously. You can just grow it back.
"Honestly, I tried to take my full head of hair platinum and I had a lot of breakage. I've always wanted to look like Miley Cyrus. I've always wanted to have that pixie haircut, so I said, 'Let's just go for it.'
"I feel like there's a new wave, a new authentic vibe coming in and I think this matches. I want to redefine what it means to be feminine.
" Look at Scarlett Johansson, who's one of the most beautiful women in the world.
"We have the same haircut and I saw her at an Oscars party and was like, 'I'm doing it.' You're hot, you can be hot and look great with this kind of hair. Why not?"
And despite her recent heartbreak, Katy – who opened the awards ceremony with a performance of 'Chained to the Rhythm' – insists she's feeling better than ever about herself.
She told Ryan Seacrest:
"I'm 32 now and I feel great. I'm really accepting of myself and I've done a little work in that area and it's really paying off because I'm having fun and feeling free. I feel the most authentic I've ever been."