|Presented by||Shanna Moakler|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Executive producer(s)||Mark Cronin|
|Original release||November 28, 2010 –|
January 30, 2011
Bridalplasty is an American reality television series which premiered on the E! network, on November 28, 2010. The show features 12 women who compete to win a wedding and transformative plastic surgery procedures. The series concluded on January 30, 2011, after one season.
The show followed 12 engaged or already married women competing for the wedding of their dreams and their dream plastic surgery procedure. Each woman had a plastic surgery wishlist, and the winner of each week's wedding-themed challenge would win one plastic surgery procedure from her list.
The winner of the competition received the wedding of her dreams, and had her entire wishlist fulfilled. The husband-to-be did not see his fiancée until she revealed her new look on their wedding day. Shanna Moakler hosted, and Dr. Terry Dubrow performed the plastic surgery procedures.
Viewership and reception
The premise was widely criticized for its embrace of cosmetic surgery and "pushing the limits of medical ethics", as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons prohibits surgeons from performing procedures as the prize for a contest. Jezebel described the show as an "unhealthy" and "dangerous" self-parody of reality TV.
The season premiere was watched by 900,000 viewers; as the season progressed, this sank to 600,000 viewers, a figure described as "dismal".
|Allyson Donovan||32||Crestwood, Illinois||Winner|
|Jenessa Wainwright||27||Wayne, New Jersey||Runner-Up|
|Dominique Santoro||24||Surfside, Florida||Episode 9|
|Cheyenne Aikens||21||Hamburg, New Jersey||Episode 9|
|Kristen Sciacca||21||Orange County, California||Episode 8|
|Lisa Marie Naegle †||29||San Pedro, California||Episode 7|
|Netty Aranguren||23||Glendale, California||Episode 6|
|Alexandra White||21||Atlanta, Georgia||Episode 5|
|Melissa Hooper||20||Riverside, California||Episode 4|
|Jaimie Farnsworth||23||Canoga Park, California||Episode 3|
|Jessica Slocum||30||Virginia Beach, Virginia||Episode 2|
|Ashley Langford||25||La Palma, California||Episode 1|
† Indicates that the contestant died after filming ended
Elimination and voting chart
Below show the list of brides and their statuses in the competition.
|1||Allyson||Alexandra||RISK||Alexandra||Lisa Marie||TOP||Lisa Marie||Kristen||TOP||Jenessa5||WINNER|
|2||Jenessa||Ashley||Lisa Marie||Dominique||Melissa||Kristen||Lisa Marie3||Kristen||Cheyenne||RISK||CUT|
|3||Dominique||Alexandra||Lisa Marie||RISK||TOP||Netty||Lisa Marie||TOP||Cheyenne||CUT||Jenessa|
|VOTE TO STAY||7-3||3-3-1||3-3-0||2-2-1||3-1-0||3-2||3-0||2-0||1-0||4-26|
^1 The first elimination between Alexandra and Ashley was decided by a simple hand raise vote from the other brides. From Episode 2 and on, the voting would be held at the RSVP Ceremony.
^2 Kristen was the first bride to finish the challenge, but did not receive any surgeries on her Wish List as all the brides who completed the challenge received botox.
^3 Jenessa was the top bride in episode six. Since there was a tie between Netty and Lisa Marie, Jenessa had to vote in this episode's ceremony. She ended up voting for Lisa Marie to stay.
^4 Cheyenne, Dominique, and Jenessa competed in a quiz challenge where one of them would automatically be eliminated, which Cheyenne in the end lost.
^5 Since Allyson was the previous Top Bride, she got to make the decision at the RSVP Ceremony of who to compete next to in the finale. Allyson chose Jenessa to compete against her.
^6 Lisa Marie's vote at the Final RSVP Ceremony was not revealed due to Allyson already receiving the number of votes to win.
- The bride who won Bridalplasty.
- The bride was the top bride after finishing the challenge first.
- The bride was safe from elimination, and had to vote to save one of the bottom brides.
- The bride was part of the bottom, and was at risk from being eliminated.
- The bride was cut from the competition after having the fewest votes to stay.
- The bride lost the challenge and was immediately cut from the competition.
|Title||Top bride (prize)||Bottom brides||Cut|
|1||"Falling to Pieces"||Kristen2||Alexandra and Ashley||Ashley|
|Twelve brides move into a mansion in a battle for plastic surgery procedures as well as a celebrity-style dream wedding.|
|2||"For Better or Worse"||Cheyenne (rhinoplasty)||Allyson, Jessica, and Lisa Marie||Jessica|
|The bride's compatibility with their fiancés is put to the test in an emotional battle for the first plastic surgery procedure.|
|3||"Unveiled"||Kristen (breast implants)||Alexandra, Dominique, and Jaimie||Jaimie|
|The ten remaining brides clash in a fight to score the ultimate wedding dress but find out that they have to rely on each other to win this week's surgery.|
|4||"The Finer Choice"||Dominique (rhinoplasty)||Lisa Marie, Melissa, and Netty||Melissa|
|The girl's tastes for the finer things are put to the test in a challenge of extremes. A lifelong dream comes true for the plastic surgery winner.|
|5||"Sporting of a Sparrow"||Allyson (liposuction on her arms and chin)||Alexandra, Kristen, and Netty||Alexandra|
|With just eight contestants left, the brides are tested on their bedroom knowledge and find themselves in difficult positions battling for this week's surgery.|
|6||"Flower Power"||Jenessa (rhinoplasty)||Lisa Marie and Netty||Netty|
|While a challenge to design a piece of their perfect day motivates most of the brides to fight even harder to stay, one bride seems to be falling behind.|
|7||"Mother-in-Lord-Help-Us"||Dominique (tooth veneers)||Lisa Marie and Kristen||Lisa Marie|
|Unexpected guests show up to compete with the remaining brides in the challenge that shocks everyone.|
|8||"A Lie Is a Lie Is a Lie"||Allyson (tooth veneers)||Cheyenne and Kristen||Kristen|
|Unexpected guests show up and the remaining brides take a lie detector test.|
|9||"Keep Your Friends Close"||Allyson||Dominique and Jenessa||Cheyenne and Dominique|
|With only four brides left, the stakes have never been higher. In a surprise challenge, one contestant, Cheyenne, is eliminated right on the spot.|
|10||"The Perfect Bride"||Allyson||TBA||Jenessa|
|The first season concludes with the two final brides competing and the winner being revealed. The winning woman is then followed during her final plastic surgeries and wedding preparations.Bridal panel: Dominique, Cheyenne, Kristen, Lisa Marie, Netty, Alexandra, and Melissa.|
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