Extreme Makeover™- Season 3, Episode 20


by iEnhance.com | April 21, 2005 @ 11:00AM

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Date Aired: 4/21/05

This episode marks the season finale for the third season of Extreme Makeover™ the television series. Tonight's episode includes an ex-Army daredevil who goes to new "extremes" and a shy, reluctant bride to be who wants a fairy tale wedding.


Emily, 27 years old, has always had a passion for thrills. She's gone bungee jumping, cliff diving, and hang gliding. In the army, her goal was to go airborne. Emily just loves to do insane stuff. While in military, she was a broadcast journalist. However, every time she looked at newscast, Emily felt ridiculous. Her dream is to host a talk show and game show, but knowing the competition in LA, she says it won't work. Every time Emily gets out of bed, she feels like she's a few steps behind those who are naturally good looking. She looks at herself and sees no definition in her chin. Emily describes her looks as dopey. She doesn't like her upper eyelids as they make her look sleepy, and her nose is all nostrils. And her favorite bra is a padded AA. Then, one day, Emily is taken to a sky diving center where champion sky surfer Tanya O'Brien delivers the most extreme surprise every attempted. After Tanya jumps out of a plane, sky surfs, and lands safely on the ground, she tells Emily that she's getting a makeover.

The makeover begins with a meeting with Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Perlman. Emily tells the doctor about her upper eyelids and how they make her look sleepy. Dr. Perlman sees the brow is turning downward and suggests a brow lift along with the eyelid surgery. When Dr. Perlman suggested injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic to help get rid of crow's feet, that threw Emily for a surprise. A chin implant will help strengthen and widen her chin. Dr. Perlman also suggests putting fat in the upper lip to augment it. For Emily's nose, Dr. Perlman will refine it by narrowing the bones and the nostril. When talking about the chest, Emily will get modest size implant and get an upper B or lower C breasts. The night before surgery, the reality of the makeover begins to set in for Emily, and experiences a pause, which is rare in her life.

First, Dr. Perlman sculpts nose. Then he lifts the brow and eyelid. Emily's face is balanced with a chin implant. Fat which was lipoed out of her saddle bags is injected into her cheeks. Breasts are enhanced with implants. They are now a full B to small C size. On a later date, LASIK eye surgeon Dr. Robert Maloney sharpens Emily's vision and cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman dazzles her smile. Two days after her surgery, Emily is recovering. Although it is a difficult process, Emily sees humor in it. Two weeks later, Emily is back at Dr. Perlman's office and she takes a peek at her new look.

For the past six weeks, Emily has lived in Beverly Hills. Her husband Bryan is just a few miles away and is excited to be reunited with him. Next for the makeover is a visit to dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban's office. Emily's skin makes her feel older than she is, and Dr. Shamban treats this using a combination approach. Two weeks later, her skin is looking great and her eyes look terrific. This process has made a huge difference.

Next up, was Extreme Team style expert Sam Saboura, who would help Emily get into step with some new fashion. She tells Sam that her wedding gown was a Supergirl costume. Didiayer Snyder, a Hollywood walking coach, teaches Emily how to strike a pose in a room and shows her how to strut her stuff. Emily now walks like a lady. Now she wants long hair. Hair colorist Kim Vo adds some color to Emily's hair. Extensionist and hairstylist Nanci Lee Randolph makes Emily's hair and extensions look like a natural blend. Celebrity make-up artist Darcy Gilmore applies makeup and the makeover was complete.

For the first time in her life, Emily feels like a lady. Her husband Brian has never seen her in a dress. Now at the reveal, Sam presents Emily to her friends and family. When Emily saw Brian, she wished she could have frozen that moment in time. She went from soldier to sultry. Then, Sam had a surprise for Emily. Emily had always wanted to be in broadcasting, so Sam invites her on an internship to the fashion and style team for Extreme Makeover™ the television series.

Emily's makeover included:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Brow lift
  • Chin implant
  • Lower eyelid lift
  • Fat injections to cheeks
  • Lip repositioning
  • Breast augmentation
  • Liposuction to chin
  • LASIK eye surgery
  • Chemical peel
  • Fotofacial
  • Laser for leg vein therapy
  • BOTOX® Cosmetic around the eyes
  • Facials
  • Cosmetic tooth reshaping
  • Zoom whitening


Amanda is a 27 year old animal technician from Phoenix, Arizona. When we first meet Amanda, she is being interviewed by a local DJ talking about applying for Extreme Makeover™ the television series. She has been engaged to her fiancé Jeff for five years. Amanda is a shy and reluctant bride who would love to have a big wedding and beautiful pictures, but she feels she will ruin it. She wants to look good in a strapless wedding dress, but she is too big on the bottom and too small on the top. Amanda hates her profile and that's why she doesn't want the wedding picture where the bride and groom are seen kissing. What bothers her is her nose. She was teased about her nose when she was younger. That is why she keeps to herself, and hides in the animal room because the animals don't judge her. During the interview at the radio station, the traffic reporter announces on air that Amanda is getting a makeover.

The first part of the makeover is a meeting with plastic surgeon Dr. Harvey Zarem. He sees that Amanda's nose angles at roughly 90 degrees. He will bring the chin out to balance the face. They also discussed a brow lift. Amanda also wants to get rid of her pooch and love handles, and she wants to get bigger breasts. Amanda says that Dr. Zarem made her feel comfortable. Tomorrow will be beginning of whole new life for her.

Amanda goes in for surgery and gets a brow lift and eyelid lift. Dr. Zarem then performs a nose job. The doctor balances Amanda's face with a chin implant and evens her body with breast implants. Her abdomen, thighs and knees are lipoed. Surgery was complete, and now it was time for the recovery. It is raining in Los Angeles and Amanda is comforted by the rainy weather, but it makes her miss her fiancé Jeff.

Amanda's rainy days are behind her and is back at Dr. Zarem's office. She is excited about seeing her new nose. When the bandages come off, Amanda sees a cute and small nose, and the hump is now a gentle slope. The moment she saw her profile, she thought of the wedding picture where the bride and groom are kissing. Amanda sees her figures and is excited that she now has bigger breasts and no longer has a pooch. This is the first time Amanda has felt feminine and hugs the doctor.

Next for the makeover was a meeting with fitness guru Michael Thurmond. Amanda wants to have a more defined tushy for the wedding. Michael thinks Amanda will look great in her wedding dress. It won't be easy as Michael Thurmond puts her through bridal camp. Later, Dr. Maloney improves Amanda's vision to help her get rid of those brown glasses that won't go great with her white wedding dress. After the LASIK eye surgery, Amanda looks around and cries because she can now see clearly. Dr. Maloney tells her that he had same type of vision and knows how incredible a gift her clear vision is.

On the final day of Michael Thurmond's bridal camp, Amanda is weighed and measured. She lost 18 pounds and 10 ½ inches from her body. She now has the perfect body for dress and perfect tush for the honeymoon. Now, it was Sam Saboura's turn. Sam helps Amanda shopping for her reveal dress, which she finds out, will also be her wedding dress. The makeover reveal will also be the wedding. The artistry of hair colorist Kim Vo adds color to Amanda's hair. When it came time to get a new hairstyle, Amanda became nervous about cutting it. That was the one thing about herself that she liked. Sam provides a little reassurance. Then, hair stylist Nanci Lee Randolph adds some great dimension and depth to Amanda's hair.

When it came time to look in the mirror, Amanda loves what she sees in the mirror and loves everything about it. Two months ago, Amanda was a shy, reluctant bride, now she's a blushing bride. Amanda and her fiancé Jeff have been apart for two months. Not only will Jeff see his new bride, but will also see a new Amanda.

Jeff lifts the veil and sees his bride. He was overwhelmed and the couple enjoyed seeing each other for the first time. Jeff saw a gorgeous and beautiful person. Then, the two were married. The bride is beautifully received. Amanda has become the person she's always wanted to see in the mirror.

Amanda's makeover included:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Chin implant
  • Lower eyelid tightening
  • Brow lift
  • Breast augmentation
  • Liposuction of abdomen
  • Liposuction of thighs
  • Liposuction of knees
  • LASIK eye surgery
  • Facial
  • Zoom whitening

Mini-Makeover (Mark):

In the mini makeover segment, Sam Saboura helps out Mark, a young photographer who takes pictures of people at the park for his website. Mark has a crush with a girl he took picture of one day. Sam came by the park to tell Mark that his mom said he needs to get a mini makeover.

Mark noticed that, Nikki has gone out with guys who have been more clean-cut. Sam helps take care of that, as B2V salon provides Mark with a hair cut. Along with LASIK eye surgery, fashion tips, and a new outfit, Mark was ready. Sam does the introductions at the mini makeover reveal. Mark reveals his new look and his Mom thinks he looks amazing. Then after the applause ended, Mark asked Nikki on a date with him. She accepted. So Sam presented the two of them with a dinner to a top restaurant in Beverly Hills. Plus the date is all expense paid.

This episode was beautiful finale to another season of Extreme Makeover™ the television series. Tonight's participants were just some of the many lives changed through the show this season.

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