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Lizzy Caplan: Janis Ian No More At Critics' Choice TV Awards (PHOTOS)

06/11/2013 08:16 am ET | Updated Jun 11, 2013

Cinematic classic "Mean Girls" would have been a far lesser film without Janis Ian, Cady Heron's spunky sidekick who spearheads a Plastics takedown. Played to perfection by comedic actress Lizzy Caplan, Janis is a vision in black, a greasy goth with raccoon eyes who stands in extreme opposition to life ruiner Regina George.

Lizzy Caplan has shed the raven hair for several roles since, and still, her appearance at Monday night's Critics' Choice TV Awards was totally shocking. Caplan traded Janis' baggy pants in for a ladylike strapless sherbet dress, complete with bust ruffles and a jeweled belt. As for her hair, Janis Lizzy, now brunette, sports a cute cropped cut with short fringe.

Review Lizzy's glam look below. Talk about a regulation hottie. Do you recognize her?

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