Brides who are obsessed with various forms of extreme pre-wedding makeovers are a total reality TV stereotype these days, but have you ever heard of bride-to-be sisters ganging up on their dad to go get Botox for their weddings? Um, yeah. Good Morning America recently covered their story, which was all at once jaw-droppingly superficial and disturbing.
The 56-year-old dad, John Sharman, from Blackwood, New Jersey, makes his living as a truck driver. He's what GMA calls "a man's man." Even though he looks pretty great for his age, his three daughters were all getting married within seven months of one another, and they wanted Daddy to look his best. So they sent him off to the plastic surgeon for a little crows' feet-eliminating, smile line-erasing ... no big.
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Hmm, yeah. See what I mean? I love how the daughters seem to be trying to make it about giving their father an "ego-boost." Puh-lease. It's all about making sure they look good, and their day is 100 percent picture perfect.
More and more, it seems like that's the thing we're all pressured to be hung up on leading up to our wedding day. How you (and now, apparently, how your loved ones who will be surrounding you) look can so easily overshadow everything else. As in, how you feel and what the day means spirituality, emotionally, mentally. It's no wonder people are throwing in the towel after only days or months of marriage! They were probably more freaked out about the details of their airbrush makeup, laser lipo procedure, or extreme HCG diet than actually laying the foundation for a lifelong partnership. Ugh.
Don't get me wrong ... As I write this, I have to admit, I'm extremely conscious of how I want to look not only on the day of my wedding, but in the days leading up -- in my engagement photos, at my wedding shower, and at the rehearsal dinner. Of course I want to look the best I possibly can, and I want those around me to feel like they do too. But how they prepare for the special occasion -- be it with White Strips or by going under the knife -- should be completely up to them. You can call it an "ego boost" or "gift of confidence," but pushing a loved one to get a cosmetic treatment they wouldn't want to otherwise is nothing short of selfish bridezilla behavior.
What do you make of this story?
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