FOLLOW THE INCREDIBLE TRANSFORMATIONS OF TWO ASPIRING ARTISTS, KRISTI,
A FIDDLER WHOSE FIDDLE DOESN'T FIT UNDER HER CHIN, AND HEATHER, AN ACTRESS
WHO IS LOSING HER HAIR AND NEEDS STAR POWER, ON ABC'S "EXTREME MAKEOVER"


Country Superstar Leann Rimes Makes a Cameo Appearance and Famed Fashion Designer
Nicole Miller Treats Heather to a Dress Especially Made for Her Reveal

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Barbara Hayden Becomes "Extreme Makeover's"
Latest Addition to the Extreme Team

Catch Up with Mini-Makeover Recipient Damen as He Makes
His Television Debut on the Soap, "General Hospital"



"Episode 304" - Since its premiere as a one-hour special in December 2002, "Extreme Makeover" has become a pop culture phenomenon-to the extent that the very title is now common vernacular. "Extreme Makeover" has unveiled some of the most jaw-dropping transformations of people, dramatically and forever changing their lives and looks through plastic surgery. Don't miss an all-new episode on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Kristi and Heather were given a life changing experience, as they were able to change their looks in an effort to transform their lives and destinies and to make their dreams come true. This was all accomplished through the skills of an "Extreme Team," including plastic surgeons, eye surgeons and cosmetic dentists, along with a talented team of hair and makeup artists, stylists and personal trainers. In addition, for the first time, participants recuperate at the "Makeover Mansion," the new luxurious mansion tucked away in the Hollywood Hills, CA, complete with stunning views, a swimming pool, fully equipped home gym and plasma televisions.

Kristi is a 22-year-old violin/fiddle instructor, wife and mother of two young children from Fresno, California. Music is her life, but due to excess skin on her neck, her instruments do not fit properly under her chin, which affects her ability to teach, as well as perform in public. At her reveal, Kristi's musical dream hits a new note when her idol, country music superstar Leann Rhimes, makes a surprise appearance. Kristi's procedures include rhinoplasty, a brow lift, chin implant, buccal fat removal, liposuction under chin, on love handles and thighs, Botox for crow's feet, breast lift, a tummy tuck, at home vision therapy program for reading and Zoom whitening.

Kristi's "Extreme Team" included:

* Dr. Jon Perlman, a prominent board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills

* Dentist Dr. William Dorfman, one of the pioneers of tooth whitening. Celebrity clientele includes Matthew Perry, Usher, Ali Landry, Brooke Burke and Melissa Joan Hart

* Master body sculptor and rapid weight-loss expert Michael Thurmond, who trains various red-carpet celebrities

* Wardrobe stylist Sam Saboura, who has served as a celebrity fashion stylist for Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sarah Jessica Parker, MTV's "Movie House" and the Osbournes

* Hair stylist Marianne Vittitow and colorist Kim Vo of B2V salon

* Celebrity makeup artist Darcy Gilmore

* Eyebrows done at Anastasia of Beverly Hills

* As per Michael Thurmond's customized diet regimens, gourmet custom meals are provided by Sally Ann Catering

Heather is a 33-year-old registered nurse and aspiring actress from New York City whose appearance prevents her from nabbing roles. She started losing her hair at age 25, and has never had a boyfriend. While she worked hard to shed 75 pounds, she is still insecure about her looks and is tired of not attracting attention from both men and casting directors. She turns to "Extreme Makeover's" latest addition to the team, plastic surgeon Dr. Barbara Hayden, for much needed star power. In addition, stylist Sam Saboura takes Heather backstage to New York Fashion Week and, with famed fashion designer Nicole Miller, gives Heather a dress especially made for her. Will her reveal receive a standing ovation? Heather's procedures included a chin implant, mini face lift w/neck scar revision, lipo-sculpting of arms, back, hips, outer thighs, buttock area, saddlebags and stomach, removal of excess skin from armpit area and lower back, breast reconstruction, tummy tuck, hair transplant, LASIK eye surgery, tooth bonding, 6 da Vinci porcelain veneers and Zoom whitening.

Heather's "Extreme Team" included:

* Dr. Barbara Hayden, Diplomate on the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic urgery at UCLA

* Dentist Dr. Steven Donia, long-standing member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists

* Dr. Robert Maloney, considered one of the 10 best LASIK surgeons in the world, who has performed LASIK surgery on such celebrities as Cindy Crawford, Michael Douglas and Barry Manilow

* Wardrobe stylist Sam Saboura, who has served as a celebrity fashion stylist for Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sarah Jessica Parker, MTV's "Movie House" and the Osbournes

* Fashion Designer Nicole Miller

* Master body sculptor and rapid weight-loss expert Michael Thurmond, who trains various red-carpet celebrities

* Hair transplant provided by Dr. William Rassman and hair restoration provided by Flora Fuentes Hidalgo and Chong U of MHN Hair Studio in New York City

* Hair stylist Oscar Blandi, colorist Kyle White and makeup artist Pam Sablofsky of Oscar Blandi Salon in New York City

* Eyebrows done at Anastasia of Beverly Hills

* As per Michael Thurmond's customized diet regimens, gourmet custom meals are provided by Sally Ann Catering

Also -- Remember Damen, who underwent stylist Sam Saboura's amazing mini-makeover in this season's premiere? Sam checks in with Damen, the 25-year-old sales support manager from Sherman Oaks, CA, who also won a walk-on role on the hit soap opera, "General Hospital." See if Damen's TV debut turned him into a star.

"Extreme Makeover" is produced by New Screen Entertainment and Lighthearted Entertainment. Chuck Bangert, Lou Gorfain and Howard Schultz are the executive producers. Julie Laughlin is co- executive producer.

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