The Swan - Season 1, Episode 4
Original Air Date: 4/26/04
Beth and Kathy
On this week's episode, Beth, a 25-year-old wife and mother from Milton, WA and Kathy, a 27-year-old student from Lake Villa, Illinois, will both undergo a full body makeover for 3 months. They will not see their reflection until the final reveal. From there only one will be chosen to compete in "The Swan" beauty pageant.
The first contestant, Beth has felt insecure about her looks. She got married at a young age, and when Beth gave birth to her child, her stomach was left flabby. Beth also has insecurities about her marriage. Her husband had already cheated on her once, but Beth didn't leave her husband because she feels that there is one else out there that would love her.
The Experts feel they can help Beth get ready for the pageant. They feel that Beth has good bone structure and that will help bring out her beauty. The plastic surgeons also want to help enhance Beth's lips. Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sherri Worth feels that Beth has a gummy smile and she would like to take care of that. The Experts will do what they can to get Beth ready for the pageant.
The second contestant, Kathy, is a young woman that has been teased about her looks her whole life. She remembers how kids used to make fun of her in school, especially about her nose. Kathy's father was always her support and when he passed away, she felt like there was now a void in her life. Kathy is in school 2-4 days a week, but she says she hasn't completed anything since high school. She has always wanted to feel sexy, however all she still sees in the mirror is an awkward 16-year-old girl.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Haworth feels that through surgery he can open up her eyes. He also suggests a nose job and wants to add fullness to her upper lip. Fitness trainer Greg Comeaux wants to put Kathy on a strict diet and spot train her. So for the next three months, The Experts will do what they can to help Kathy get ready for the competition.
When the two women reach their temporary apartments in Los Angeles, they first find out that there are no mirrors and will not see their reflection until the final reveal. Kathy is the first to have her surgical consultation with Dr. Haworth. Dr. Haworth points out that Kathy's nose is too big for her face and that it hangs down. As for the breasts, one is a little droopy than the other. Kathy is in tears during the consultation, because she will finally lose the features she has been unhappy with.
Now it was Beth's turn to have a consultation with her plastic surgeon. Dr. Dubrow points out that Beth has a lot of loose skin on her abdominal area as a result of her pregnancy and also that her breasts look deflated. He recommends a tummy tuck for the abdomen and breast augmentation to help restore volume in Beth's breasts and also raise them.
Next up for Kathy was her nutritional counseling. She must lose 28 lbs. to get ready for the pageant. Kathy had never finished anything before in her life, including a diet, but now she has everything she needs to get the job done.
Beth first set of procedures involves dental work. Dr. Sherri Worth helps provide Beth with a winning smile by reducing the appearance of a "gummy smile."
Kathy is the first to undergo surgery and is very nervous. Dr. Haworth reduces the size of Kathy's nose and refines the nose's hump and tip. He also performs liposuction in six different places, but says Kathy will have to adhere to her diet and training to make it into the pageant.
For Beth's surgery, both Dr. Dubrow and Dr. Haworth will work together to enhance her appearance. Dr. Dubrow worked on the body while Dr. Haworth performed facial plastic surgery. Dr. Dubrow helped reduce the appearance of "cankles" by reducing the size of her calves. He also enlarged Beth's breast to a small D. Dr. Haworth helped provide balance to Beth's lips.
Now it was time for both women to start healing. Both Kathy and Beth struggled through their recovery period. Kathy was feeling homesick while Beth was not healing well. Dr. Lynn lanni, the show's therapist, helped the two women through therapy. Therapy was especially helpful for Beth, who was working through her troubled marriage. As for Kathy, she had not been losing weight, in fact she had gained weight.
The final procedure for Beth was LASIK eye surgery. She had worn glasses since sixth grade, now Dr. Andrew Caster performs the eye surgery to improve her vision.
Finally after three months it was time for Beth and Kathy to reveal their new looks.
The first reveal was Beth's. Beth said she had learned to love herself and has found new love for her husband. When it came time for Beth to see herself in the mirror, when she saw her reflection, she was screaming for joy. Beth finally felt her outside matched her inside.
For Kathy's reveal, she didn't go with the traditional dress, but a glamorous rock and roll look. Kathy used to see herself as an awkward 16 year old, now she sees a beautiful woman. When she saw herself in the mirror for the first time, she was so thankful. She told everyone that she finally feels comfortable in her skin. Kathy has herself and the experts to thank for accomplishing this transformation.
Now it was time to decide between the two contestants. In the end, Beth was chosen to move on to the pageant. She had worked very hard and rose to every challenge she met. However there was surprise for Kathy, her boyfriend, mom and friends showed up and saw Kathy for the first time in months. Kathy is not sad, she feels that even though she may not be ultimate swan, she still feels like a swan.
Beth made it into the competition by undergoing several transformation procedures:
For her face, she received:
Endoscopic brow lift
For her body, she received:
Liposuction in the calves and ankles
Dental work included:
Deep Periodontal cleaning
Beth also went on a 1200 calorie a day diet and spent 120 hours in the gym. She also underwent therapy and coaching to help her deal with her marital problems.
Kathy did not make it into the competition, however she was able to become a beautiful woman through several procedures:
For her Face she received:
Endoscopic brow lift
Fat injection under eyes
Cheek fat removal
Laser hair removal
LASIK eye surgery
Breast augmentation with a nipple lift
Liposuction in six different areas: chin, abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, buttocks, knees
Deep periodontal cleaning
Kathy also underwent a 1200 calorie a day diet, spent 120 hours in gym, and received therapy and coaching to battle depression.