Welcome to Plathville star Moriah Plath’s ex-boyfriend Max Kallschmidt debuted his new hairstyle last week on Instagram. Do fans like it or not?
Max Kallschmidt isn’t on Welcome to Plathville anymore, but that hasn’t stopped fans of the series from commenting on his surprising new hairstyle online. First introduced on Welcome to Plathville season 2, Max was good friends with Moriah Plath, whom he began dating in 2020. Although Max was Moriah’s first boyfriend, and didn’t make a particularly strong first impression among viewers, the series’ viewers quickly noticed (and praised) Max’s caring and attentive personality.
By Welcome to Plathville season 3, Max had gifted Moriah a promise ring, and the two made plans to move from Georgia to Florida, where Moriah’s brother Ethan Plath and sister-in-law Olivia Plath reside. Welcome to Plathville fans spoke highly of Max and Moriah’s relationship, and thought that they would get married, so many people were shocked when Max and Moriah broke up ahead of season 4.
After months of cryptic social media posts, the ex-couple confirmed on Welcome to Plathville season 4 that Max was unfaithful, via separate conversations. The dramatic storyline, along with the separation of Moriah’s parents Barry and Kim, dominated the season, and was a hot topic, especially when Moriah’s sister Lydia Plath inserted herself into their break-up. Although Max is no longer a TLC cast member, that hasn’t stopped the show’s fans from continuing to follow and discuss his personal life online. Right now, the former reality star is still living in Florida.
Welcome To Plathville Alum Max Kallschmidt Showed Off New Braids
Welcome to Plathville fans recognize Max as an all-American country boy, who typically has short brown hair. This is why his newest hairstyle, which he revealed on September 23, has thrown the fandom for a loop. While showing off his box braids on Instagram, Max revealed that the look was chosen by other people, writing, “I’d like to say that I lost a bet and this was the punishment but I’m actually just crazy enough to laugh at myself through anything.” While some users praised Max’s braids and complimented the unexpected change, most Welcome to Plathville fans who support Moriah responded to the post with resounding disapproval. A few people reacted to Max’s “losing” hairstyle with an empathetic-yet-insulting statement, “bless your heart,” One user commented, “Big oof. I hope Mariah [sic] sees this and is laughing just like I am.”
Welcome To Plathville Alum Max Was Compared To Other Celebrities
Although the majority of Welcome to Plathville fans are waiting to see Max after he gets rid of his braids, online users have been quick to compare Max’s current look to a plethora of celebrities and reality stars. They include Britney Spears’ ex-husband, Kevin Federline, rapper Russ, and former Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans’ husband, David Eason. During some funny moments, the former Welcome to Plathville star was characterized as a typical Florida guy, and compared to vacationers coming back from cruises. Dozens of people laughed at Max for being reminiscent of the Island Boys, a Floridian TikTok-famous duo who are known for their hairstyles and social media feuds.
Since Max admitted that his decision to get braids was based on losing a bet, there’s a good chance that the former Welcome to Plathville star will quickly go back to his classic look, especially in light of fans’ reactions. On the other hand, the influx of responses may influence Max to keep his new hairstyle for longer than anticipated. Either way, Welcome to Plathville fans will have to continue keeping up with Max on social media to see what surprising move he might make next, especially since the fate of the beloved TLC series is currently up in the air.