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A contestant from “The Swan” speaks out

By July 22, 2008 3 Comments

When Lorrie A. appeared on cosmetic-surgery reality show “The Swan” back in 2004, she didn’t know what she was getting herself into. Now she’s scarred and damaged. Have a look at her (very short) interview on E! News from Sunday:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_HbsTJsX80[/youtube]

About-Face took action around “The Swan”‘s airing. The result: We sent in about 500 letters to Fox, the production company, and everyone else involved who we could find. Of course we didn’t hear back from them. We wish we’d been wrong about the show’s effects: More and more women feel they are inadequate enough to take a risk like cosmetic surgery, and the women on the show were harmed — just take Lorrie’s story.

What do you think? Was Lorrie duped by the show, or was she simply making poor choices at rock bottom?

(And by the way, please be compassionate and civil — Lorrie is a real person who may just be reading your comment.)

— J.B.