The Swan - Season 1, Episode 5

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by iEnhance.com | May 3, 2004 @ 03:00PM

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Original Air Date: 5/3/04

Belinda and Andrea

On this week's episode, Belinda, a 27-year-old former model and single mother from Las Vegas, Nevada and Andrea, a 29-year-old single mother from Westminster, Colorado, 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.

Andrea wanted to join "The Swan" program to help deal with her acne problems which started in her early 20's and since then has gotten worse. Andrea feels that her insecurities will hurt her relationship with her boyfriend and son. She feels her relationship will end with Brian if she cannot control her emotions. The experts feel that treating the acne problems, and therapy sessions to deal these emotional issues are the key to helping Andrea.

The second contestant Belinda works as a hospice worker, but was once a model. She always had guys chasing her. Then came a string of abusive relationships that lowered Belinda's self-confidence and caused her to increase her weight. Now all she wants is to learn that she deserves a man who will treat her well. The experts want to help Belinda get back into model form and have the guys chasing her again.

When Andrea and Belinda arrived in Los Angeles, they soon found out that they would not see their reflection in the mirror for the next three months. After both women met their respective plastic surgeons, they underwent surgery. After surgery, Belinda was feeling better soon after the surgery, however Dr. Dubrow felt that her diet would be the key to her success. Andrea, on the other hand, was emotional at every step of the transformation process.

Andrea was struggling through the program, but when confronted by her life coach Nely Galan, Andrea denied everything and had another emotional outburst. However therapy sessions with Dr. lanni helped Andrea deal with her anger management issues. Belinda needed to deal with her previous abusive relationships, and therapy encouraged her to use this anger in her training. By using punching bags with pictures of the former men in Belinda's life, it helped her to deal with her anger and get into shape at the same time.

After three months of undergoing a full life makeover, both Andrea and Belinda were ready to introduce their new looks to the whole world.

Andrea was the first to reveal her new looks. When the experts discussed Andrea, life coach Nely Galan talked about the run-ins she had with Andrea. However therapist Dr. lanni said that Andrea was now aware of her anger management issues. Finally when Andrea came out to reveal her new looks, everyone was excited. Andrea was excited to see herself in the mirror for the first time in three months. When she finally saw herself, she was wowed by what she saw. She tells everyone that she likes it. Andrea doesn't feel frumpy anymore. Andrea's plastic surgeon, Dr. Haworth was startled by her transformation. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Sherri Worth thought that Andrea looked like a knockout supermodel.

When it came time for Belinda to reveal her looks, the experts gave their opinion for her results. Dr. lanni, believed Belinda worked so hard and has learned to love herself for the first time. Fitness Greg Comeaux said that Belinda has lost 32 pounds. When Belinda came out for her reveal, everyone was excited to see her. Belinda felt that she was now happy with herself on the inside. She was shaking with anticipation of seeing her new appearance. When she finally saw her new appearance, Belinda was in tears and she couldn't believe it. Belinda's plastic surgeon Dr. Dubrow was amazed, and thought her looks were truly incredible. Her trainer Greg Comeaux thought that Belinda's dedication and hard work paid off.

Finally it was time to decide who would move on to "The Swan" beauty pageant and who would go home. Belinda was the lucky one chosen to go to the pageant. The life coach felt that Andrea had a long way to go on the inside and that is why she wasn't chosen. Andrea admitted that she had a lot of work to do and she is okay with that. However there was a little surprise for Andrea, her boyfriend and son came to visit. Andrea's boyfriend thought she looked incredible. Andrea felt that her experience made her realize that there is so much more to life.

In order for Belinda to regain her model-like form, she had to undergo several full life makeover procedures:

Facial makeover procedures included:

Brow lift
Mid-face lift
Fat transfer to lips
Liposuction to lower eyes & cheeks
Dermatology
Lasik

For the body, Belinda received:

Breast reduction
Breast lift
Liposuction of the inner & outer thighs, knees, flanks and hips

Dental work included:

Zoom bleaching
Bridge for front teeth
Veneers
Gum tissue recontouring
Deep cleaning
Root canal

For her fitness regiment, Belinda underwent a 1200 calorie a day diet and spent over 120 hours in the gym doing cardio and high repetition weight training. She also received weekly coaching and therapy to deal with her previous abusive relationships.

Andrea s full life makeover included:

Facial procedures that included:

CO2 Laser treatment
Dermatology
Nose Job
Brow Lift
Fat removal from chin & cheeks
Fat transfer to lips
Lasik

For the body, Andrea received:

Liposuction of the inner & outer thighs
Liposuction of the abdomen and flanks
Breast augmentation

Dental work included:

Zoom bleaching
Veneers
Gum tissue recontouring
Deep cleaning
Root canal
Tooth extractions

For her fitness regiment, Andrea had go through a 1300 calorie/day diet and spend over 120 hours in the gym. To build self-esteem and control her emotional outbursts and anger management issues, Andrea received weekly coaching and therapy.

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