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Post-Makeover Conundrums

I’ve watched various makeover shows in my life and there’s something I frequently wonder whilst the credits roll; what happens next?

Sometimes the subject has only one outfit they are made over in, sometimes three or four. My question is, what are they supposed to do when they have to be washed? Would they be allowed to wear their old clothes whilst they stand waiting for their new clothes to dry? Although, this also gets me wondering, what about all the old clothes the presenter threw out on the subjects behalf? Are they supposed to spend a small fortune on similar clothes, or just the ones they are given…forever?

And what about hair and makeup? What if they can’t create amazing waves every morning whilst getting the kids ready for school, making packed lunches and ironing their husbands shirt for work? What if they don’t know how to apply that lipstick to make their lips look bigger whilst cleaning baby sick off the carpet? There are more important things in life than being conscious of what you wear and what you look like.

There are two things that makeover subjects probably think more of than making sure that blouse goes with that skirt: Either they are busy providing for their family, having a social life, or just doing day-to-day things. Yes, that amazing flowing dress you were wearing when the presenter turned the mirror around to show you the new you, but you cant wear it whilst cleaning the oven. Well, you could


Reality TV aka I’m watching you

As I mentioned in my previous post, reality TV is getting more and more popular.

For those of you who watched the first Big Brother in the early 2000s, I know personally I was both flabbergasted and shamefully a bit intrigued to watch other peoples lives in the comfort of my own home. But is it all a fix?

I’ve heard numerous times, either in the papers, online or eavesdropping on peoples conversations on the bus (don’t pretend you don’t do it, too!) that “so-and-so winning a show was a fix all along.” So is it true? Is it all a coup, a fix, not really real? Are they all actors pretending to be nobodies wanting to become somebodies? Work your way round that one!