- 1 Season
Bridalplasty was a reality television show that aired on E! Network in 2010. The show was hosted by actress and model, Shanna Moakler, and featured 12 engaged women who competed in various challenges to win the plastic surgery procedures they desired before their weddings. The show was criticized for promoting unrealistic beauty standards and glorifying plastic surgery.
Each episode of Bridalplasty followed a similar format. The contestants would participate in a challenge, ranging from lingerie modeling to cake decorating. The winner of the challenge would receive a plastic surgery procedure of her choice, while the others would have to wait until later challenges to have the opportunity to win their desired procedures. The surgeries included breast augmentations, rhinoplasties, liposuction, and tummy tucks.
In addition to the challenges, the contestants lived in a mansion together and competed in various games and activities to earn rewards such as wedding dresses, honeymoons, and wedding rings. The contestants also received makeovers and participated in photo shoots throughout the show.
The contestantsâ fiancÃ©s were not involved in the show until the finale, where the winner of the competition would reveal her new appearance to her fiancÃ© as they walked down the aisle in their dream wedding. The show ended after one season, with the winning contestant receiving a complete plastic surgery makeover and a dream wedding.
Bridalplasty received criticism for promoting negative body image and encouraging women to undergo drastic plastic surgery procedures to conform to societal beauty standards. Many viewers found the show to be disturbing and exploitative, as it showcased the contestants undergoing painful surgeries and injections.
The show also drew scrutiny for its potential impact on vulnerable viewers who may have already been struggling with body image issues. Some viewers feared that Bridalplasty could encourage young women to undergo unnecessary and potentially dangerous plastic surgery procedures.
Despite the controversy and criticism, Bridalplasty attracted a significant audience during its brief run on E!. Many viewers were drawn to the drama and competition between the contestants, as well as the allure of watching women transform their appearances through plastic surgery.
While Bridalplasty was short-lived, its legacy has persisted in the form of ongoing discussions surrounding beauty standards and the role of plastic surgery in society. The show continues to spark debates about the ethics of promoting cosmetic procedures as a means of achieving happiness and fulfillment.
Bridalplasty is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on November 28, 2010.