The known as the curly haired soccer player from Survivor has done away with his mop top.
Zohn revealed last week that he’s battling a rare form of Hodgkin’s disease. He is anticipating losing his hair from intense chemotherapy treatments he began on May 15. Before losing all his hair to treatment, Zohn decided to take matters in his own hands and chopped off his locks. He even took a video-camera along to document his day at the salon.
“Jenna loves it!” Zohn says, referring to his girlfriend, Survivor: The Amazon winner Jenna Morasca, 28, who accompanied Zohn to Manhattan’s Dop Dop Salon on May 20. “She thinks I should have done it 10 years ago. I look like a bad-ass now and not a preppy.”
Cutting his familiar hair was not an easy decision. “I’m the curly haired soccer player from Survivor. It’s my identity,” says Zohn. But the trip to the salon meant more than that. “I was nervous sitting in the chair, not because I was cutting my hair off. Hair grows back – but it’s what it represented. ‘I’m cutting my hair because I have cancer and I’m going through chemo.’ ”
But after the ‘do was done, he liked the look so much, he says, “I don’t know if I’ll ever grow it back!”
Cutting his hair wound up being “one of the most liberating moments of my life,” says Zohn, who is vowing to stay positive and to use his battle with cancer to help educate and inspire others. “I realized I’ve been shackled by my hair. I suddenly felt free and alive. It looks great, and overall I’m pretty psyched about it.”