There is this new reality show on Fox called “The Swan.” In it, 16 average-looking women will undergo radical cosmetic surgery, physical training and emotional/psychological therapy. The whole process for each woman is 3 months.
Every episode features two women. Both will go through the 3 month transformation, but only one would be chosen to move on to the beauty pageant.
In this episode, the two women were not what I would consider attractive. Their physical measurements were not what was lacking. It was their emotional stability. One woman got depressed and “whiny.” She was constantly crying – a “ball of nerves” commented her doctors. The other woman (the one who was selected to move on to the pageant) was a little more level-headed. However, she had problems with the lack of support from her husband. And, to be honest, he looked like he could go through the “swan treatment” himself. She didn’t look bad to begin with. In any case, it was interesting to see the superficial changes. That’s all this show amounts to as well. Superficial.