Episode 709 - Prom Queen
Meet Katie she is a theatre geek and is a twin. Her sister Stephanie is skinny and smart and the class valedictorian. She is a senior and feels that she is always competing with her sister. Other kids think of her as a bitch. Her best friends are Erin and Michael. Katie wants to be beautiful, she wants to feel beautiful, she wants to be MADE into the class Prom Queen. When she tells her best friends Erin and Michael at first they are going why do you want to change we like you as you are and don’t change because of the other kids. But Katie explains that this is for her and for her to step out of her box. Her mom and dad are also concerned about Katie being MADE as she has a history of not following through on projects.
Day 1 – March 13, 2006
On the daily announcement channel Shannon, Katie’s Made coach asks her to meet her at the auditorium. Shannon is a former Miss Michigan and now trains pagent competitors. Shannon wants to know why Katie wants to do this. Katie explains that she wants to come out of her geek box. Shannon’s first task is to get Katie’s classmates to write down their opinions of Katie and put them in a Chest of Truth. The majority of the opinions state that Katie is bossy, rude, stubborn, bitchy, gossipy, snotty, always comparing herself to her smarter sister. Based on the opinions Shannon draws up a plan for Katie. Later Katie gets to looks at the Chest of Truth and its OUCH TIME.
Day 2 – March 14th
Katie is woken up by Kip, her personal trainer. Kip, a Ken Doll per Katie, used to be a wide receiver with the Tennessee Volunteers and has an eight pack. Kip measures Katie and her stats are weight: 214, height: 5’4”, BMI: 46.3%. Not good for an 18 yr old senior. Then Kip starts her on her workout. Later in the day Shannon helps Katie with her posture and walking. Katie also talks about how weight is her personal demon and Shannon reflects that a lot of her bitchiness is a defense mechanism. For homework Shannon wants Katie to meet people by sitting at a different table at lunch. Kip comes to lunch and starts Katie on her diet. She is not happy with whole wheat bread.
Katie has lost 4lbs. She has finished a cardio class and Kip wants her to do a Pilates class but Katie goes home cause she feels that the gym is becoming her second home.
Kip puts her through a really hard workout and Katie vows never to miss a Pilates class again.
Busted. Shannon comes to see if Katie is sitting at different tables during lunch. Big NO. Shannon talks to Katie saying that the whole point of sitting a different tables to meet people, Katie is crying and saying that this change is hard and she can only do so much.
Shannon takes Katie on a Walk of Trust. Katie is blindfolded. The point of the walk is to break down Katie’s guard so she will trust that Shannon knows what she is doing guiding Katie to become Prom Queen. Katie promises to sit at other tables but Shannon is not sure that will happen.
Katie sits at another table.
Next Shannon tells Katie that she has to “sell herself”, “promote herself” to get people to nominate her for Prom Queen, how is she going to do that. Katie plans to bake cupcakes and decorate them with a K for Katie and go from table to table during lunch asking for peoples votes.
Cupcake Day. That goes well and after school Katie takes Erin and Michael to her cardio class. Erin never wants to exercise again after that class and goes to get an ice cream.
Day 25 – April 7, 2006
Erin is getting upset with Shannon and her influence on Katie. Katie does not want to gossip about Shannon behind her back. Katie is nominated for Prom Queen along with several other girls. Shannon tells her she needs to form a prom committee.
Day 28th – April 10
Katie goes to different groups and asks kids to be on her prom committee. Katie even asks her sister Stephanie.
The prom committee meets and comes up with the idea of making a video to introduce Katie to the school cause a lot of kids don’t know who she is. Katie is concerned cause Erin is distancing herself. The next day the prom committee goes to the park and films the “Kicking with Katie” video.
The video is shown on the school public address system and didn’t go over very well, but Katie is the only candidate that did a video. More bad news, her sister Stephanie has a prom date.
During her chorus’s Renaissance Dinner, Katie asks one of her crushes to the prom, he turns her down.
As part of her ‘self promotion’ Katie hosts a “Kicking it with Katie” party for the kids after school. At first she is really nervous no one will show up but eventually people do show up and Shannon is very proud of Katie for going up and meeting everyone and getting to know them. Katie also asks her other crush, Josh, to the prom and he accepts.
At Katie’s final weight in she is 194 lbs. She has lost 20 lbs.
That’s a great accomplishment and she should be proud of herself. There are adults who would have trouble doing that, just watch any season of Celebrity Fit Club on VH1.
Katie is also getting a professional stylist to help her get ready for the prom. John, the stylish has been working on the Broadway musical Rent for the past 4 yrs and that is Katie’s favorite musical.
Day 40 – April 22, 2006 Prom Night
It takes John 5 hours to get ready. Josh, Katie’s date and all her friends come over to her house to wait and finally she appears. Group pictures are taken. At school Katie and her friends all vote for her and then she does some last minute campaigning. Everyone is impressed how great she looks. Finally, it times to announce who got voted Prom Queen. Ahhhhh, Katie did not get it. Shannon talks to her and asks her how she feels. Regardless, that she didn’t win, Katie thinks the entire effort was worth it. I think she likes herself a lot more, and Shannon says that Katie has made some great changes as far as letting her guard down and stop gossiping and not be so controlling. Katie is happy with who she has become and that is what MADE is all about.