Just when you thought reality programming couldn’t get any more crazy, along comes E!’s very own Bridalplasty – where 12 average, but definitely not horrendous looking, women compete for a dream wedding and entire body makeover.
I have to admit that when I first saw the previews I was a little intrigued, but not dead set on watching the trashtastic debacle. Having nothing else to do, I turned on the television and to my surprise one of the first contestants, Cheyenne, featured her fiance and their home. I had one of those “he looks familiar” moments until I realized that in fact he was the person I thought he was – a teacher at the school I work at – lying there shirtless. And so I was sold.
I sat there with my bowl of ice cream as these girls talked about pawning their rings to stop their car from being repossessed, pressuring their boyfriends into proposing, and crying about being voted off Biggest Loser after just one week of competing. And to top it all off, the women competed to get an “exclusive” invite to an injectibles party! I’m just not sure it was the best idea for the women to run around with syringes if they completed the task at hand in time.
Shanna Moakler, the former Mrs. Travis Barker, is the host of this impending disaster of a series. Numerous times throughout the hour I almost couldn’t believe how she kept a straight face while these women weeped and prayed not to be voted off as if their life depended on it.
As I now have a personal connection to the show, I will undoubtedly be tuning in week after week despite its horrendous concept. But maybe I’ll even get an invite to this “celebrity style” wedding these ladies are vying for along with their total body overhaul.