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The Swan
Swanlogo.jpg
Format Reality show
Developed by FremantleMedia
Starring Amanda Byram (host)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 18 (9 from season 1 and 9 from season 2)
Production
Executive producer(s) Arthur Smith
Nely Galan
Running time 45–50 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel FOX
Original run 02010-04-07 April 7 – December 20, 2004 (2004-12-20)

The Swan is a 2004 American reality television program broadcast on Fox in which supposedly very ugly women were given "extreme makeovers" that included several forms of plastic surgery. The title of the series refers to the story of The Ugly Duckling that grows up and becomes a swan.

Each contestant was assigned a panel of specialists — a coach, therapist, trainer, cosmetic surgeons and a dentist — who together designed an individually tailored program for her. The contestants’ work ethic, growth and achievement was monitored during a three-month transformation process. Two women were featured every week and at the episode’s conclusion, one went home and one was selected to move on to the Swan pageant, where the women competed with each other to be The Swan.

Both the first and second seasons debuted in 2004. A third season was tipped to happen, but the show was cancelled in early 2005 after continued ratings drops.

The Plastic Surgeons on the team were chosen among hundreds for their ability to perform often startling transformations. Drs. Terry Dubrow and Randal Haworth, both board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, were selected by the producers of the show to perform the multiple plastic surgical operations for each of the two aired seasons.

Contents

Season one

The Swan debuted on April 7, 2004.

EP Contestant #1 Contestant #2
1 Kelly Alemi Rachel Love-Fraser
2 Kristy Garza Christina Tyree
3 Cindy Ingle Tawnya C.
4 Beth Lay Kathy Rickers
5 Andrea Morris Belinda Bessant
6 Sarina Voight Kelly Becker
7 Marnie Rygiewicz Dawn Goad
8 Tanya S. Merline Norman
     Through to the pageant
     Wildcard
     Contestant Tanya, dropped out of the show, after being caught with a mirror (which is against the rules of appearing on the series), so she left the show (on her own accord), so Merline was automatically in the swan pageant.

Swan pageant

At the show the judges would score in every category with the swan contestants competing, eventually being whittled down to three finalists. The judges at the show were:

The prizes awarded to the winner were:

Final competition scores

Swan Finalist Evening Gown Swimsuit Q&A Lingerie
Rachel 9.8 (1) 9.8 (1) 9.6 (1) 9.7 (1)
Beth 9.6 (2) 9.6 (2) 9.2 (2) 9.1 (3)
Cindy 9.4 (3) 9.4 (3) 8.9 (5) 9.3 (2)
Kelly 8.5 (6) 8.5 (6) 9.0 (3) 8.9 (4)
Marnie 8.8 (4) 9.0 (4) 8.4 (6) 8.6 (5)
Sarina 8.7 (5) 8.7 (5) 9.0 (3) 8.4 (6)
Merline 7.9 (7) 7.9 (7)
Christina 7.8 (8) 7.9 (7)
Belinda 7.7 (9) 7.7 (9)
     Winner
     First runner-up
     Second runner-up
     Top 6
     Top 9
(#)  Rank in each round of competition

After 9 episodes and 16 makeovers it was announced that Rachel Love-Fraser had won the swan pageant. Beth placed runner up, with Cindy second-runner up.

Season two

Season two debuted on October 27, 2004. Kari and Gina. B from episode 4 were sisters.

EP Contestant #1 Contestant #2
1 Jennifer Kim
2 Gina. D Lorrie
3 Christina Erica
4 Gina. B Kari
5 Cinnamon Patti
6 DeLisa Lorraine
7 Marsha Sylvia
8 Amy Dore
     Through to the pageant
     Wildcard

Swan Pageant

At the show the judges would score in every category with the swan contestants competing, eventually being whittled down to three finalists. The judges at the show were:

The prizes awarded to the winner were:

Final competition scores

Swan Finalist Evening Gown Swimsuit Q&A Lingerie
DeLisa 9.9 (1) 9.9 (1) 9.5 (1) 9.9 (1)
Gina B 9.5 (2) 9.5 (2) 9.3 (2) 9.3 (2)
Erica 9.3 (3) 9.3 (3) 9.1 (4) 9.1 (3)
Kari 9.2 (4) 9.3 (3) 9.1 (4) 9.1 (3)
Gina D 8.9 (5) 8.8 (5) 9.3 (2) 9.1 (3)
Jennifer 8.3 (6) 8.3 (6)
Amy 8.2 (7) 8.2 (7)
Marsha 8.2 (7) 8.2 (7)
Cinnamon 8.1 (9) 8.1 (9)
     Winner
     First runner-up
     Second runner-up
     Top 5
     Top 9
(#)  Rank in each round of competition

After 9 episodes and 16 makeovers it was announced that DeLisa Styles had won the swan pageant. Gina B placed runner up, with Erica second-runner up.

Criticism

The show has been criticized for being a commercial for promoting plastic surgery, a view of beauty packaged and marketed by the fashion industry, and a lack of ethics in preying on vulnerable people. It has been described as "the most morally bankrupt TV since Al Qaeda's latest press release." [1] [2]

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