Hayden Panettiere Debuts Bangs & Saves Whales

Heroes star and ardent animal rights activist, Hayden Panettiere looked even more energetic than usual on the red carpet at The Whaleman Foundation in Hollywood, which she hosted. The 20-year-old actress was probably excited to show off her new hairstyle, which included a darker shade of blonde and some new bangs.

Supporting his big sis, Jansen Panettiere, was also at the event with a very blond, very tan young friend. Additionally, Hayden’s Heroes co-star, Jimmy Jean-Louis, was there to lend his the on-screen cheerleader and the organization itself.

But don’t be fooled by Hayden looking all glam on the red carpet for the event. She’s got no problem putting on a wet suit and paddling out into the thick of things, if the situation calls for it.

Gallery Info: Hayden Panettiere, Jansen Panettiere, Ed Begley Jr, James Kytson Lee, Gilles Marini, Jimmy Jean Louis, Sean Paul, Kevin Connolly and Daryl Hannah at the Benefit for The Whaleman Foundation in Hollywood.