Today, the newest entry into the reality-tv fray has left me completely dumbfounded. There have been shows focused on brides-to-be before. There have also been shows focused on plastic surgery before. But when happens when you combine the two topics?
What is Bridalplasty, you ask?
“…brides-to-be [will] compete in wedding-themed challenges to win extensive surgical procedures. Each week, a group of women competes head-to-head in such challenges as writing wedding vows and planning honeymoons. The winner receives the chance to choose a plastic surgery procedure from her “wish list.” She’s given the procedure immediately, and results are shown at the start of the following week’s episode.”
OK – let’s evaluate that description. These women are engaged. They aren’t looking for love – they have found it. Someone fell in love with each of them, with the person they are – looks and all – and wants to spend the rest of their lives with them. The catch is, these women appear to be so insecure that they want EXTREME plastic surgery prior to their wedding. I know all women want to look their best when they get married – but I, for one, plan to look like ME when I get married.
OK – moving on.
“One by one, the women are voted out by their competitors and, according to the show’s description, “possibly walking away with nothing and losing (their) chance to be the perfect bride.”
Hmmm. So apparently, this show defines “the perfect bride” as one who has had enough plastic surgery to make her completely unrecognizable?
But wait, there is more! The last bride standing gets the wedding of her dreams – and the chance to FINALLY reveal NEW appearance to friends, family and the GROOM. On her wedding day! Yikes.
“Viewers will witness his emotional and possibly shocked reaction as they stand at the altar and he lifts her veil to see her for the first time following her extreme plastic surgery.”
I know love conquers all, but is this groom really going to want to marry someone that was so insecure in their own appearance that they completely changed their looks before their wedding? Someone that didn’t trust he’d want to be with her just the way she was? Does anyone else think he’d be nuts to stay with this woman?!
What kind of message is this show sending? It’s a train wreck waiting to happen, and I hope it gets canceled after the first episode. What do you think – will you watch?
All images via Google Images and UK Daily Mail (screen caps are of Katy Perry’s Hot N Cold video)