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"How To Look Good Naked", a British show that was eventually brought over to the United States, is a reality makeover show that is aimed at making women feel good about their bodies. Unlike other makeover shows, "How To Look Good Naked" focuses on a series of self-esteem building exercises to attempt to heal a woman's ill feelings about her body.

Other Makeover shows that air on television today focus, primarily, on fixing the appearance of the women featured on the show. This show, however, takes an entirely different approach and begins by fixing the woman's perception of her own body. The show is hosted by Carson Kreesly, formerly of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy". The host serves as a motivational confidant to the women receiving the makeover.

During the show the participant is encouraged to strip down to her underwear. She eventually points out what she dislikes and Carson spends his time arguing with her that there are no problems. Different tactics are used to prove to the woman that her body is perfectly beautiful. As the show progresses Kreesly takes away the participant's former underwear and replaces it with new underwear intended to feature her best assets, hide, what she perceives to be, her biggest flaws, and to simply make her feel sexy. The show concludes with the participant modeling her new, naked look.

The show premiered on Lifetime in 2008 and received rave reviews. It was also the highest rated premier in the network's history. The show, which drew success from its British counterpart, was hailed as an archetype for other makeover shows to follow. The New York Times commented that, finally, there was a show that focused intently on making women feel better, rather than trying to make women look better. To many, shows that make women "look" better only manage to propagate the problem of low self esteem and poor body image.

The show has gone on to premier in a plethora of countries. Many other nations have also created their own version of the show. Sweden, Canada and Australia all currently run a version of the show on various networks.

How To Look Good Naked is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (58 episodes). The series first aired on January 4, 2008.

Where do I stream How To Look Good Naked online? How To Look Good Naked is available for streaming on Lifetime, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch How To Look Good Naked on demand at iTunes online.

Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on Lifetime on Lifetime
5 Seasons, 58 Episodes
January 4, 2008
Reality, Romance
Cast: Electra Formosa, Betsie Dsane, Gok Wan
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  • Gok helps Di Cram, a 54-year-old blind magistrate, to get a better sense of her body shape through touch. But will Di feel ready to bare all for a photo shoot?

  • Gok meets 44-year-old mother-of-three Clare Smith, who had her leg amputated four years ago following a motorbike accident. Can Gok help Clare to love her body as it is?

  • Gok meets single mum Tracy Warren from Leicestershire, who has been using a wheelchair since 2007. Tracy hates her stomach and legs, and thinks she can never look sexy in a wheelchair.

  • Gok catches up with twins Jeannie and Suzy to see how they are getting on two years after their fashion makeover. Jeannie was envious of her sister's body, while Suzy lacked confiden

  • Gok meets 32-year-old Antoinette, who has become shy, introverted and insecure since being diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago

  • Gok meets young mum Sarah Myers, who is struggling to come to terms with her post-birth body

  • Gok meets Ruth who, has grown up being told she's 'big' and hates her height. She thinks she looks like a man with no waist or boobs. Can Gok peel off years of self-hate - and dowdy clothes?

  • Gok meets 38- year-old mum April Jewkes, a part-time ballet dancer who's far from impressed with the state of her body.

  • Gok meets fitness fanatic Elanda, who after seeing an unflattering picture of herself felt ashamed of her ageing body. With her self-esteem at an all-time low, can even Gok help her?

  • Gok meets 34-year old mother-of-one Charlotte, who put on weight following major spinal surgery. Can Gok persuade Charlotte to bare all down the catwalk?

  • Gok meets former flight attendant and figure skater Adele whose confidence has dropped since leaving the profession and starting a family. How will she fare?

  • Gok meets social recluse Simon Wainwright who became repulsed by his body after an operation to correct curvature in his spine. Can Gok get Simon onto the catwalk, and naked too?

  • In a bid to make the women of the world over 60 see that they can still love their bodies, Gok meets 72-year-old Sue, who lost confidence when her husband died three years ago

  • Gok revisits Claire Osgood to see if the former beauty queen is still in love with her big boobs. As a test, Gok sends Claire to get trained up for her very own burlesque show.

  • Gok revisits Kelly whose breast cancer had previously shattered her self-esteem. Now Kelly is an ambassador for a leading breast cancer charity. And a married woman too.

  • Gok meets Jane from Birkenhead who lost her curvy hourglass figure after having kids, and isn't happy about it. And Gok shows the lads of Bromsgrove Rugby Club how to improve their pants.

  • Gok meets 37-year-old Karen, who might be super confident in her job as a paramedic, but is very insecure when it comes to her body. And her hang-ups are affecting her love life.

  • Gok meets Sharon from Derbyshire, a 52-year-old grandmother who runs a livery yard, and only feels comfortable with her body when out with her horses, dressed in her scruffy, baggy clothing

  • Gok meets bride-to-be Claire from East Sussex. Claire's an air hostess, but she doesn't feel at all glamorous. Can Gok help this natural redhead feel ready to march down the aisle with confidence?

  • Gok transforms mum and daughter Margaret and Maria from Derbyshire. Can Gok help both women with their negative body issues, which they worry about passing down to Maria's two young daughters?

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