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E! Plans Bridal Plastic-Surgery Competition

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First, reality TV gave us Bridezillas; now it’s going to construct Frankenbrides. According to the Hollywood Reporter, E! has ordered Bridalplasty, a new reality show in which brides-to-be compete for plastic-surgery procedures.

Each week, James Hibberd reports, ” a group of women competes head-to-head in such challenges as writing wedding vows and planning honeymoons. The winner receives the chance to choose a plastic surgery procedure from her ‘wish list.’ She’s given the procedure immediately, and results are shown at the start of the following week’s episode.”

Call me hypercritical, but doesn’t it seem like the producers missed the opportunity to incorporate more examples of dysfunction and self-loathing in this premise? Certainly they could have worked in a weight-loss challenge if they tried, too. I mean, that’s just lazy.