I watched Extreme Makeover for the first time last week and then watched the Prime Time special on auditioning (apparently they have no shortage of eager applicants) for it afterwards. After that, and then reading some of the posts in this forum I am simply amazed and curious about the hold that this show is taking on so many people out there.
I am far from having a "good" body image but the idea of undergoing the amount of surgery that this show requires - not to mention dental and vision work - seems, well, very very EXTREME.
By the phenomenon, I just wonder if I have missed something in people I know. I wonder if someone I know is truly that unhappy with their image but, because I can't relate, I don't recognize that.
Further, I hope that most people who watch the show don't actually view what these people undergo as a blanket solution for everyone who is unhappy with their body image. Sure, for some people who are truly "cosmetically challenged" plastic surgery is a viable option. But just because you think your boobs are too small or too big, your nose is too long or your teeth or too yellow doesn't mean you need this type of makeover - it just means that you have to work it!