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True Beauty isn’t pretty

Wow. Who knew Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher could make such a mess when it came to creating a new program together? America’s Next Top Model and Beauty and ...
January 21, 2009

Wow. Who knew Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher could make such a mess when it came to creating a new program together? America’s Next Top Model and Beauty and the Geek are mega hits that have become formats and spun off into other regions and Punk’d was the ultimate prank show with a twist. But watching True Beauty, I can honestly say that I felt like I lost a few brain cells while watching the first episode, and even scarier, I almost couldn’t tear myself away from the TV. I was like an innocent bystander driving past a bad accident on the highway – somehow I just couldn’t look away.

The worst part is the show started with an idea that had the potential to be so good – to try to find the inner beauty in someone. But yet again, the show is based on the most attractive person in the room. What does this show say to the world - are we back to judging the book by its cover? Why can’t you have someone that is attractive, though not over-the-top gorgeous, and then see them build to become more and more beautiful as you get to know them? That seems to be more like reality.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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