There are countless shows about weddings, featuring everything from bridezillas, to dress shopping, and even…brides with Body Dysmorphic Disorder? In a new low for reality television, Bridalplasty, set to premiere some time this month on E!, will have women competing against each other in order to win their dream wedding and extreme plastic surgery procedures for the big day. Yes, you read that correctly.
The Hollywood Reporter released a description of the show in September:
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.
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.”
The last bride standing will receive a “dream wedding,” where she will reveal her new appearance to friends, family and the groom. “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,” E! said.
Of course women want to look their best on their wedding day, but we were thinking something along the lines of a fabulous hairdo and the perfect dress. Competing for extreme plastic surgery on reality tv?—not exactly part of the typical pre-wedding regime. We couldn’t help but laugh at the absurdity when the preview for Bridalplasty came on tv, but this show has sad implications. A woman about to marry a man who loves her exactly how she is shouldn’t feel the need to dramatically change her appearance for her wedding day! Plastic surgery is a personal choice, and in some situations is a great medical advancement, but using it as a prize on a reality television show might be a little much.
It’s safe to say talk show host and funnyman Jimmy Kimmel thinks Bridalplasty’s standards are a little low:
What do you think? Will you be tuning in to watch Bridalplasty each week or is this show pushing the limits by playing off of a group of women’s insecurities?