The network has just picked up a show, produced by one of its own, Giuliana Rancic, called Bridalplasty, which pits brides against each other to compete for plastic surgery for their weddings. The show, which premieres on November 28th, begins with twelve brides from across the country who move in together and each week put together a different element of their wedding as well as compete for plastic surgery for their "dream body."
It's Bridezillas meets Extreme Makeover.
Before the competition begins, each bride meets with plastic surgeon Terry Dubrow to create her surgery "wish list." According to E! the brides will be offered breast augmentation, nose jobs, removing muffin tops and more. When they win a competition they go under the knife and can cross that particular procedure off their wish list.
The last bride a/k/a the winner will be unveiled to her groom and family on her wedding day.
There are so many things wrong with this show - starting with the idea that these women are not beautiful the way they are. There is something wrong with a society that teaches women and girls that if you don't look like a supermodel you're not good enough to marry the man you love.
There's nothing wrong with a bride - or any person for that matter - wanting to look her best all the time. There's even a place for plastic surgery - for example, in cases of severe deformities at birth or from injury, or where the patient's health is endangered. But for a bride to cut herself up merely to look a little better at her wedding crosses a line.
The fiancés and families of these brides should intervene – maybe on the A&E show Intervention – and help them see that they don't need to go under the knife and risk their health because they are already beautiful brides.