Kate Ward
July 26, 2011 AT 10:37 PM EDT

When not dressed in her usual garb, this young starlet becomes almost unrecognizable. And gorgeous. Can you guess who it is? Hint: She was one person who likely enjoyed the series finale of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Answer: Ke$ha. It’s an even more surprising photo when you consider the fact that it was taken by Terry Richardson, the photographer responsible for steamy photo shoots like this one. So today must be opposite day, which I guess means I should refer to her as Ke¢ha and insist that “Take It Off” doesn’t make me want to jab my eyeballs out.

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