Punk Rock Make Under

British reality TV show “Snog, Marry, Avoid” on BBC3 features a make-under for punk rocker Mel Wildman. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the UK has the best television programming. So… wait, was she just transformed into what she wants, or completely stripped of her personality? Was she hiding behind insecurities or is she now just conforming to what society says is pretty? snogmarryavoid2 It’s hard to tell from this short clip, but it seemed like she really didn’t care what people thought about her. She also seemed to really like the results of the make-under though, saying that she felt sexy, that she feels on top of the world. After watching that clip, I wanted to watch the whole episode. I also really wanted to see what she looked like in a few months, if she’s gone back to the full punk rock look, if she stayed with her conservative look, or if she managed to find a hybrid of the two styles that work for her. AND with a bit of google magic, I found an article about the punk rocker now. snogmarryavoidafter She is happily embracing her old punk look with bodybuilder boyfriend Andy Bell, who met her shortly after the Snog, Marry, Avoid episode aired, and loves her just the way she is. She says she does wear the wig sometimes, just to look a bit more girly, but she loves her piercings and keeps them in. I’m kind of happy I found that article, that Mel went through the transformation but stuck to who she was. I think that she’s seen what she can look like, and with that range she can decide what style works best for her. Side note: I really want a sassy British computer as my sidekick.      

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