Just when I thought reality TV had dipped lower than anyone ever imagined when they innocently started watching Survivor, I was quite literally caught mid-sentence when a commercial for the most horrifying concept of a “reality” program flashed on the screen: Bridal Plasty, on my beloved E! Network.
Let’s face it, any kind of media with the tagline, “The only competition where the winner gets cut” is awful on principle, yes? While “Bridal-plasty” truly is a (sadly) growing trend in plastic surgery, there is no need to endorse it. Will people be intrigued and watch it? Absolutely. Will it start to make all brides think, “well, if there ever were a time to fix everything I think I hate about myself, I guess my wedding is it”? No question, which is heartbreaking – not to mention pushing the boundaries for medical ethics (getting women to COMPETE for plastic surgery? Yikes..)
So for all you brides out there contemplating making your “something new” about half of the features on your body, think twice: do you want your groom to not even recognize the woman walking down the aisle? He fell in love with you for a reason!
And for all you reality TV junkies out there who are counting down the days til the show’s premiere in a few weeks: totally understand.. this stuff is addicting. But be sure to come back and calm us all down that all of the contestants are crazy people anyway (seriously – have you seen the previews? Thank goodness those aren’t our brides!)