The Bride of Frankenstein?

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I admit, I watch a few reality television shows.  I am addicted to The Bachelor/ette.  I enjoy Project Runway.  I occasionally cry while watching an episode of Extreme Home Makeover. Others, I stay away from completely because I just don’t get the appeal.

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?

Bridalplasty happens.

What is Bridalplasty, you ask?

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It is a new reality TV show being launched by the E! Network.  According to the Hollywood Reporter:

“…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.”

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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.

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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)

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  • Heather Fonseca September 19, 2010, 3:24 AM

    I won’t watch, just because I’m a snob with no cable service, but honestly it sounds like the best “look at the squigly things under the rock” concept that I’ve heard in a while!

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  • Beautifully Invisible September 21, 2010, 1:51 PM

    I like that… “look at the squigly things under the rock”. I’ll be skipping this one intentionally – it’s just TOO far out there for me! LOL

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  • Beautifully Invisible September 18, 2010, 10:47 PM

    They must have picked women with extremely low self-esteem to be on the show – that is the only thing I can think of! I just think the whole concept is crazy.

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  • Stylethroughhereyes September 16, 2010, 10:28 PM

    Basically, it's like slapping God in the face!

    It makes me so sad to see women wanting to change their appearances that much. I can't imagine how hard it must be for the people who know them to accept that it's still them. I mean, if someone I knew did that, I'd love them just the same, but it'd feel really weird, like it's almost not the same person anymore.

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  • Rizza2209 September 16, 2010, 10:12 PM

    omg i think that's just a horrible show! i'm a big fan of reality tv shows too, but this is extreme. shouldn't the women just be happy that they've found the one who accepts them as they are? it's amazing what kind of shows we have on tv.

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