Their goal was to transform “ugly ducklings” into swans through extensive plastic surgery, but a contestant of the controversial 2005 reality show The Swan is claiming that the show ruined her life and forced her into hiding.
Lorrie Arias, who underwent multiple plastic surgery procedures on the hit show, has revealed to The New York Post that she now suffers from bipolar disorder, lupus, depression and has become a prisoner to her home, all due to the show – and RadarOnline.com has the details.
“I am agoraphobic, on meds and unable to enjoy life,” the 42-year-old, who underwent more than $300,000 worth of procedures and claims that most of her misfortune is due to the lack of follow-up treatment from the show’s therapists, tells The Post.
“I had the most surgeries of any Swan in the history of the show and it has all gone to absolute sh-t,” she continues.
“I am a 300-pound mess of a person who is afraid to go outside.”
The Post also talked to other women from the show, of which all but two of them are either divorced or widowed.
“Some of the girls have had problems with their surgeries, and I would have thought [the producers] would have helped a little more with that, but what can you expect from them? Reality shows aren’t there to guide you for the rest of your life,” Rachel Love, the winner of Season 1, explains, calling several women on the show “crybabies.”
The Swan is set to return this summer as a two-hour special, putting celebrities on the operating table. The Post names former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and Happy Days star Erin Moran as rumored names for the cast.