Allyson Donovan, the 32-year-old victor of the E! network’s controversial series “Bridalplasty,” may be the only winner of a reality-television competition to celebrate by getting cut.
Yet Donovan, an unemployed graphic designer and mother of 3-year-old Mason, did exactly that, having plastic surgery on her arms, chin, jowls and flanks (she calls them “woman handles”) and a breast lift before walking down the aisle to greet longtime love John for a dream wedding paid for by the production.
For Donovan, who beat nine competitors — including conniving runner-up Janessa Wainwright — her post-surgical suffering was nothing compared with the celebrity-style wedding the show bankrolled. She was also treated to a total smile makeover. “It was well worth it!” she tells us. Read more… Keep reading »
“Bridalplasty,” the only reality show where the “winner gets cut.” Ha … ha? The trailer for “Bridalplasty,” the new reality TV show hosted by Shanna Moakler in which brides-to-be compete in wedding-related contests for plastic surgery prizes, doesn’t actually show us any of the brides-to-be. Or cosmetic surgery before-and-afters. Or crippling self-esteem issues that would lead one to radically change her boobs, lips and nose before walking down the aisle. Guess we’ll have to wait for this brilliant piece of television programming to arrive on the air. [Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »
TO: Shanna Moakler
FROM: The producers of “Bridalplasty”
We are super-psyched you are talking to the tabloids about something other than your dramz with Travis Barker. And we are happy you are plugging “Bridalplasty,” the new reality TV show you will host where brides-to-be compete in wedding-themed competitions and win plastic surgery as a prize, in OK! magazine. But we’d like to remind you, however, the first rule of extreme makeover shows is you don’t come right out and say it’s “exploitative.” That’s supposed to be on the DL! We are specifically referring to this quote: “Women will love it! … There are some good stories there, as well as some exploitative [ones].” Be careful saying stuff like that, Shanna: we would not want someone to think we take advantage of emotionally unstable women with body insecurities by putting them on television or anything. It’s best to just stick with quotes like, “It’s cool!” Next time, just talk up how every bride deserves a new nose for her big day, okay? [OK! Magazine] Keep reading »
E! has tapped into women’s two most important goals in life — looking pretty and getting hitched — for a new reality show called “Bridalplasty.” Wedding planning and plastic surgery, what more could a gal want? Brides will make a “wish list” of plastic surgery procedures they desire before the most important day of their lives. The winner of a wedding-themed challenge, like writing vows or planning a honeymoon, gets to choose one procedure from her wish list as her prize with the results revealed at the beginning of the next show. The lucky grooms of these well-balanced ladies will not see the results until they lift the veil at the altar right before they exchange “I dos!” Because, really, if a man is going to latch onto the ol’ ball-and-chain for life, at least it should be pert, unwrinkled, and incapable of displaying emotion? Amirite? Keep reading »