The concept of makeovers, especially in the context of women transforming from quirky girls to mainstream beauties, is fundamental to many plot lines. The issue here is that young girls are taught to mold themselves into conventional norms and suppress their own individuality. Moreover, male transformations often involve growing up and overcoming obstacles, but rarely involve physical or cosmetic appearances.
The obsession with makeovers ties into a larger climate of scrutiny surrounding women's bodies. It is time to shift the narrative to one that embraces unique quirks and originality. By moving beyond the surface, we should embrace stories that depict women's intellect, skills, and ambition, attributes which are much more essential to the essence of humanity than any physical characteristc.
The point is, the reason I hate makeovers is that they are predicated on the idea that personality and individuality are nothing next to conventional ideas of attractiveness, and anyone with a modicum of a soul knows that this is bullcrap... I’d like to see any evidence that a person who is subjected to a makeover on reality TV leaves with anything other than decimated self-confidence... And yet, because so many women grow up with this ingrained belief that self-improvement is all, there will always be something fascinating about looking at Before and After comparisons and imagining that such a transformation is possible. Because it is, ladies, it is. It is honestly not that hard to look like everyone else. The question is, though, do you really want to?