Does turning average American women into Barbie Dolls cure all of their problems? What do you think?
We had a running bet going that every Swan was going to get "Da Vinci veneers" on her teeth and every one of them was going to say, "Oh My God" when they pulled the curtains away from the mirror. Easy money.
Everybody gets liposuction and while the program dwells in loving detail on the surgeries, equivalent time is not given over to discussing the importance of proper exercise, nutrition, and mental health counseling (yeah, it's mentioned, but only in passing). Hey, you don't get a cute little button nose, hair extensions and bleaching, and big boobies through therapy.
Even if the women return home to unresolved issues that no amount of plastic surgery is going to correct, at least the makers of Da Vinci veneers will be sitting pretty.
It would be interesting to see some 1-2 year down the road followups. Did these ladies keep the weight off? Are they happy? Any lawsuits?
And, by God, let's add a talent competition to the Swan pageant or it will be obvious that this is about nothing but "acceptable" physical beauty (wink, wink, nod, nod).
Rather than monkeying around with the bodies of perfectly healthy, low-esteem women, why not a show where uninsured people with real medical threats were helped out by this glitzy crew? Naaaah, the ratings wouldn't be nearly as good.