January 12th is National Kiss A Ginger Day. But before you run out and stock your favorite Hollywood redheads demanding smooches, read this.

Some of those ginger beauties aren’t real gingers at all. And some of the people on this list surprised us! Turns out, some women who’ve become famous for their red locks, didn’t start out that way.

Before you say “Hey wait, where are all the men on the list?” We can’t find a Hollywood man who’s a fake ginger. Turns out those redheaded men we love, were born with their fiery manes. Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran, Rupert Grint, Conan…all natural.

Gingers are a rare breed. They only make up 2% of the world’s population, and many of them may be left handed. Did you know the rarest of all gingers are the ones with blue eyes? They make up only 1% of the world’s population. So, maybe you should give yourself extra points for kissing one of them.

National Kiss A Ginger Day, much like the “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” t-shirts, both show love toward the gingers. But National Kiss A Ginger Day was created to show extra love for the demographic that got the most bullying as kids. Turning the tables on those taunted for their hair and freckled-covered faces. Now, those same kids are some of the most beautiful people on the silver screen.

We can thank Derek Forgie for creating this day back in 2009. He did so to empower redheads to feel confident, look amazing, and rock their redheaded beauty (nationaldaycalendar.com). So kiss a ginger today, but only if you have permission. We don’t want to turn this into “You Got Arrested For Unwanted Physical Contact Day”.

And check out this list of natural redheads, and the ginger imposters we’ve come to love that way! Wendy Rush

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