Throughout history, true works of genius have rarely been appreciated during an artist’s lifetime. For Vincent van Gogh—the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter most famous for his masterpiece “Starry Night”—his passion eventually drove him mad, causing him to cut off his own ear.

But while Guy Fieri is perhaps the modern day version of a tortured artist, creating his own staggering works with pallets of Donkey Sauce and burger grease, he’ll be damned if he ever cuts off his magnificent hair.

In an interview with CBS News this week, the flame-licked Mayor of Flavortown finally set the record straight on his beautiful, frosty-tipped hair style. And while it may appear to the untrained eye that Fieri is playing a part—spiking his hair each morning like a sad clown heading to another birthday party—for better or for worse, this is the real him.

“Do you ever get tired of it?” CBS News’ Andrea Park asked, hoping to finally get to the soul of this complex, enigmatic man. “Like, ‘Ugh, I want to dye my hair black. I want to not spike it today. I want to shave my facial hair. I want a change.’”

No chance in hell, Andrea. 

“I don't do anything that I ‘have’ to do,” the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host shot back. “I really don't buy into that. I know we're doing a photo shoot today and I didn't bleach my hair so I won't have roots. I don't really give a sh*t. Well, I shouldn't say that, but I don't get too tied up. I'm wearing a t-shirt, jeans and tennis shoes today.”

Fieri isn't going to change for anyone, not even his wife, Lori, who is apparently nostalgic for the chef’s natural hair color. He likes the way he “flows” with the frosty-tips, and that’s all there is to it.

“I didn't do the look to be on TV and I don't keep the look because I'm on TV. It's just the way that I like to look. It's just how I like to flow. I wear baseball caps a lot,” he explains. “There's been quite a few conversations between me and my wife; she'd like to see my hair brown again. So who knows what will happen. I used to have long hair.”

At the end of the day, it’s really all about making the best Triple D shows he can.

“Right now we don't want to interrupt the shooting of ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ because there's so many shows that have to meld together,” he continues. “I know people want there to be more sensationalism behind the look, but there's no design. Trust me.”

On second thought, maybe it’s better for all of us if Fieri just keeps things the way they are.

[via CBS News]