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Kelly Ripa’s Fans Compare Her to Pippi Longstocking in Her Childhood Photo from the 70s

Ra'eesah Manack
Aug 04, 2019
09:30 A.M.
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Kelly Ripa is quickly becoming the throwback queen on Instagram. Her latest epic throwback photo left fans gobsmacked this week.


"Live! With Kelly and Ryan" host, Kelly Ripa, 48,  took to the social media site with another adorable childhood picture of herself. Her followers could not get enough of how cute the star was as a youngster.

In her post, a much younger Kelly happily grinned at the camera while leaning on her arms at the table. The entire picture looked beyond adorable.


Kelly wore a black strappy dress that was complemented by the giant polka dot bow that perched on her head. Her hair was plaited into the perfect pigtails.

Some noticed the star looked a lot like Pippy Longstockings.

Fans loved the look and they flooded the comments sections with adoration for Kelly and her hairstyle of choice. One fan called the hairpiece “goals,” and another recalled wearing “big bows” when they were young too. 

One fan's comment on Kelly Ripa's post | Instagram: kellyripa


Kelly captioned the post to reveal that the picture was from the '70s. She also referenced the song Dance 10 look 3 from A Chorus Line.

“This may be the cutest human of modern times,” wrote one fan.

A fan commented on Kelly Ripa's post | Instagram: kellyripa


Besides fans obsessing over how cute Kelly looked in the pic. Some noticed the star looked a lot like  Pippy Longstockings.

Longstockings is a famous fictional character known for her long pigtails and red hair. The nine-year-old girl was the main character of a famous series of children's books written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.

Fan points out that Ripa reminds them of Pippi Longstockings. | Instagram: kellyripa


Another fan agrees that Ripa looks like Pippi Longstockings. | Instagram: kellyripa

One fan was also stunned by how long her hair had been when she was younger. The fan wrote:

"Your hair was so long when you were a little girl!!"


Fan commented on Ripa's post |Instagram: kellyripa

It is not the first time Ripa has shown fans a glimpse of her childhood. In January, she posted an epic throwback picture of herself.


The picture served as proof that even the stunning star went through an awkward phase. The image that looked like it was from the 80s.

Ripa had a full head of frizzy blonde hair, blue eye makeup, and a giant happy smile. One fan commented: 

"You're the bees knees!"