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* Debra Winger's character in ADangerousWoman goes into a salon, and the stylist cuts off her long, wavy locks for a short, feathered haircut which may have looked good in the 80's, but really isn't so flattering now.

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* Debra Winger's character in ADangerousWoman ''A Dangerous Woman'' goes into a salon, and the stylist cuts off her long, wavy locks for a short, feathered haircut which may have looked good in the 80's, but really isn't so flattering now.now.
* At the beginning of ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub,'' beautiful Elise gets a lip job just to look younger, and to still be cast in sexually appealing roles. However, the lip job just looks overblown and unnatural.


* In ''Series/That70sShow'', Donna gets an UnnecessaryMakeover when she dyes her hair blonde for... Really no good reason at all other than the fact that Jackie thinks that her red hair looks ugly. Laura Prepon had dyed her hair blonde for the film ''Karla'' and the show decided to write it in.

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* In ''Series/That70sShow'', Donna gets an UnnecessaryMakeover one of these when she dyes her hair blonde for... Really no good reason at all other than the fact that Jackie thinks that her red hair looks ugly. In fairness, this was only because of RealLifeWitesThePlot, as Laura Prepon had dyed her hair blonde for the film ''Karla'' and the show decided to write it in.


* As an inverse of the above, the short-haired, clean shaven Wrestling/AJStyles grew long hair and a beard in 2013. His "Soccer mom" hairstyle has become big-time SnarkBait in the fandom and many wish he'd cut it short again.

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* As an inverse of the above, the The short-haired, clean shaven Wrestling/AJStyles grew long hair and a beard in 2013. His "Soccer mom" hairstyle has become big-time SnarkBait in the fandom and many wish he'd cut it short again.



* ''WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow'' provides the quote above]] and the host gets upset at the music video for having a woman's nail polish being changed from black to white, the former color which he wears on his nails.

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* ''WebVideo/TheMusicVideoShow'' provides the quote above]] of this page and the host gets upset at the music video for having a woman's nail polish being changed from black to white, the former color which he wears on his nails.



* A similar deconstruction to the ''Hannah Montana'' example above pops up in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' where two Valley Girls decide to give Tomboy Lor a makeover when they hear a guy likes her. Her friends are creeped out by it since she looks identical to the two of them and at the end, the boy states he prefers Lor as a Tomboy.

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* A similar deconstruction to the ''Hannah Montana'' example above pops up in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' where two Valley Girls decide to give Tomboy Lor a makeover when they hear a guy likes her. Her friends are creeped out by it since she looks identical to the two of them and at the end, the boy states he prefers Lor as a Tomboy.


* Debra Winger's character in ADangerousWoman goes into a salon, and the stylist cuts off her long, wavy locks for a short, feathered haircut which may have looked good in the 80's, butreally isn't so flattering now.

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* Debra Winger's character in ADangerousWoman goes into a salon, and the stylist cuts off her long, wavy locks for a short, feathered haircut which may have looked good in the 80's, butreally but really isn't so flattering now.

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* Debra Winger's character in ADangerousWoman goes into a salon, and the stylist cuts off her long, wavy locks for a short, feathered haircut which may have looked good in the 80's, butreally isn't so flattering now.


The YMMV variation of BeautifulAllAlong. You take your standard HollywoodHomely ugly-duckling, have her [[TheGlassesGottaGo lose her glasses]], take her hair out of that bun, and throw her in some fashionable clothes. Immediately the love interest begins goggling at the new-found beauty because hey, SheCleansUpNicely.

But...the audience just doesn't buy it.

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The YMMV variation of BeautifulAllAlong. You take your standard HollywoodHomely ugly-duckling, have her [[TheGlassesGottaGo lose her glasses]], [[LettingHerHairDown take her hair out of that bun, ponytail]], and throw her in some fashionable clothes. Immediately the love interest begins goggling ogling at the new-found newfound beauty because hey, SheCleansUpNicely.

But...But the audience just doesn't quite buy it.



** Gay.com once did makeover special in collaboration with ''Out'' magazine. For one of the guys, he was an average joe in flannel and was reasonably handsome in his "before" pic. Meanwhile, his "after" pic had him in pretentious [[TheFashionista fashionista]] clothing and his hair had about five gallons of product in it. His "before" pic looked far more comfortable and natural, but supposedly not [[CampGay gay enough]].

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** Gay.com once did makeover special in collaboration with ''Out'' magazine. For one of the guys, he was an average joe Average Joe in flannel and was reasonably handsome in his "before" pic. Meanwhile, his "after" pic had him in pretentious [[TheFashionista fashionista]] clothing and his hair had about five gallons of product in it. His "before" pic looked far more comfortable and natural, but supposedly not [[CampGay gay enough]].



* Allison Reynolds, Ally Sheedy's character in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', has this happen to her. Many people just find her cuter as the "[[CloudCuckooLander Basket Case]]". It's one of the most famous examples in movies, [[MisaimedFandom but it's also a rather misunderstood element]] -- in the film, Allison is a closet AttentionWhore, whose behaviors and manner of dress is meant to draw attention to herself without having to ask for it or acknowledge that she's lonely. She's a loner with no friends, not a {{Goth}} or {{Emo}} kid who dresses as a way of self-expression or identifying with people like her. Her make-over is partially about accepting affection and kindness from another person (the AlphaBitch Claire, in this case), and partially about openly acknowledging that she wants attention and human interaction by tucking back her hair and changing her concealing make-up and clothing.

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* As the page image shows, Allison Reynolds, Ally Sheedy's character in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', has this happen to her. Many people just find her cuter as the "[[CloudCuckooLander Basket Case]]". It's one of the most famous examples in movies, [[MisaimedFandom but it's also a rather misunderstood element]] -- in the film, Allison is a closet AttentionWhore, whose behaviors and manner of dress is meant to draw attention to herself without having to ask for it or acknowledge that she's lonely. She's a loner with no friends, not a {{Goth}} or {{Emo}} kid who dresses as a way of self-expression or identifying with people like her. Her make-over makeover is partially about accepting affection and kindness from another person (the AlphaBitch Claire, in this case), and partially about openly acknowledging that she wants attention and human interaction by tucking back her hair and changing her concealing make-up and clothing.

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* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' ended with Jeremiah Valeska falling into a vat of chemicals and coming back looking like a zombie. For some viewers, this just seemed pointless as Cameron Monaghan already looked Joker-esque to begin with.


* Cole [=MacGrath=] in ''Videogame/{{inFamous}}'' had a buzz cut and PermaStubble, but in early pre-release footage of Videogame/{{inFamous 2}} he was redesigned with thicker hair and a full beard, which made him look too much like [[Videogame/{{Uncharted}} Nathan Drake]]. ''inFamous'' fans hated the new Cole so much that Sucker Punch [[AuthorsSavingThrow changed him back to his old look]] before it was too late.

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* Cole [=MacGrath=] in ''Videogame/{{inFamous}}'' had a buzz cut and PermaStubble, but in early pre-release footage of Videogame/{{inFamous 2}} ''Videogame/{{inFamous 2}}'' he was redesigned with thicker hair and a full beard, which made him look too much like [[Videogame/{{Uncharted}} Nathan Drake]]. ''inFamous'' fans hated the new Cole so much that Sucker Punch [[AuthorsSavingThrow changed him back to his old look]] before it was too late.

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* An in-universe case happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Uglydolls}}'', during the song and MakeoverMontage "All Dolled Up", Mandy insists there's nothing wrong with the Uglydolls and they don't ''need'' to try and conform to the standards the Perfection dolls go through to look nice, but she dresses them up still when they insist. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, this fails to do anything, and ends up spiraling the hopes of the Uglydolls down even further.]]


But... the audience just doesn't buy it.

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This often applies to real life celebrities getting plastic surgery, with many fans saying they preferred the old face over the new one, especially if the celeb was already attractive to begin with. Whatever flaws they had--including aging--simply made them look like a human being as opposed to an artificial doll of perfect beauty, which tends to [[UncannyValley make viewers uncomfortable]] more often than not. It can even affect their work if they get rid of whatever facial quirks made them so distinct in the first place, as Creator/JenniferGrey from ''Film/DirtyDancing'' found out the hard way.

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This often applies to real life real-life celebrities getting plastic surgery, with many fans saying they preferred the old face over the new one, especially if the celeb was already attractive to begin with. Whatever flaws they had--including aging--simply had --including aging -- simply made them look like a human being as opposed to an artificial doll of perfect beauty, which tends to [[UncannyValley make viewers uncomfortable]] more often than not. It can even affect their work if they get rid of whatever facial quirks made them so distinct in the first place, as Creator/JenniferGrey from ''Film/DirtyDancing'' found out the hard way.



* This trope is deconstructed in Dove's "Evolution" advert -- a "pretty, but ordinary" woman is shown going in for a fashion shoot. She is then spruced up with some makeup, removing her necklace, a new shirt, and brushing her hair to give it a flowing effect, which make her look completely unrecognizable. However, the photo is then unnecessarily edited to thin out her neck and shoulders, stretch out her chin, straighten her eyebrows, pale her skin colour, and make her eyes and nose larger, before revealing it's all for a foundation billboard.

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* This trope is deconstructed in Dove's "Evolution" advert -- a "pretty, but ordinary" woman is shown going in for a fashion shoot. She is then spruced up with some makeup, removing her necklace, a new shirt, and brushing her hair to give it a flowing effect, which make makes her look completely unrecognizable. However, the photo is then unnecessarily edited to thin out her neck and shoulders, stretch out her chin, straighten her eyebrows, pale her skin colour, color, and make her eyes and nose larger, before revealing it's all for a foundation billboard.



** Some fans also criticise him for advising Haruhi herself to cut her long hair.

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** Some fans also criticise criticize him for advising Haruhi herself to cut her long hair.



* ''ComicBook/ArchieComics2015'' [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs this]] with the "Lipstick Incident": [[spoiler: Betty is convinced by other girls to impress Archie with her next date with him through this trope. However, this makes Betty hyper-sensitive over her looks and makes Archie very uncomfortable, ultimately leading to an argument over Archie's supposed double standard about him ogling girls with make up but likes her plain as possible, leading her to slash Archie's face with her lipstick.]]

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComics2015'' [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs this]] with the "Lipstick Incident": [[spoiler: Betty is convinced by other girls to impress Archie with her next date with him through this trope. However, this makes Betty hyper-sensitive over her looks and makes Archie very uncomfortable, ultimately leading to an argument over Archie's supposed double standard about him ogling girls with make up makeup but likes her plain as possible, leading her to slash Archie's face with her lipstick.]]



* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' has some fans who prefer the Beast to the Prince. Of course in this case, the Prince is his true form and it's not necessarily treated as ''better''. Belle indeed looks unsure of this and it isn't until she sees that the eyes are the same that she's happy. Glen Keane anticipated this trope coming into play; he said in interviews that he and the film's other animators knew that viewers would be disappointed by the Beast they'd fallen in love with being replaced by a stranger no matter what the Prince looked like, so they didn't put as much effort into animating him as they did with the Beast and a deleted line would've had Belle jokingly ask him if he could grow a beard (which was restored in [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017 the live-action remake]]).

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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' has some fans who prefer the Beast to the Prince. Of course course, in this case, the Prince is his true form and it's not necessarily treated as ''better''. Belle indeed looks unsure of this and it isn't until she sees that the eyes are the same that she's happy. Glen Keane anticipated this trope coming into play; he said in interviews that he and the film's other animators knew that viewers would be disappointed by the Beast they'd fallen in love with being replaced by a stranger no matter what the Prince looked like, so they didn't put as much effort into animating him as they did with the Beast and a deleted line would've had Belle jokingly ask him if he could grow a beard (which was restored in [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017 the live-action remake]]).



* Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' spends most of the movie with 70 feet of golden blonde hair but near the end it gets cut short and changes color to brunette. Her long blonde hair is vastly more preferred as most fans simply find a more attractive look and is how her hair is in all the the movie's advertisements. They even brought it back for ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries''.

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* Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' spends most of the movie with 70 feet of golden blonde hair but near the end end, it gets cut short and changes color to brunette. Her long blonde hair is vastly more preferred as most fans simply find a more attractive look and is how her hair is in all the of the movie's advertisements. They even brought it back for ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries''.



* Caused by FashionDissonance for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KlUPvF3ao4 truly tragic makeover]] in ''Just One of the Guys'', wherein a perfectly normal and nice looking young man is transformed into an horrific Eighties Dude.
* Creator/RachaelLeighCook in ''Film/ShesAllThat'', and it's one of the many reasons the movie is prime SnarkBait these days. Laney is supposed to be unlikely to be prom queen just because she has glasses and paint-coloured overalls. A few viewers also found it incredibly creepy that Zack then has Laney go to a party wearing a dress that belonged [[ReplacementGoldfish to his ex-girlfriend]].

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* Caused by FashionDissonance for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KlUPvF3ao4 truly tragic makeover]] in ''Just One of the Guys'', wherein a perfectly normal and nice looking young man is transformed into an a horrific Eighties Dude.
* Creator/RachaelLeighCook in ''Film/ShesAllThat'', and it's one of the many reasons the movie is prime SnarkBait these days. Laney is supposed to be unlikely to be prom queen just because she has glasses and paint-coloured paint-colored overalls. A few viewers also found it incredibly creepy that Zack then has Laney go to a party wearing a dress that belonged [[ReplacementGoldfish to his ex-girlfriend]].



* Al Pacino's character in ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'' convinces Charlize Theron that she needs to give herself a makeover. She ends up giving herself an unflattering bob and a brown colour that adds years to her face. This results in her looking quite unhealthy and disturbed-looking (though given the plot of the movie, that was probably the point).

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* Al Pacino's character in ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'' convinces Charlize Theron that she needs to give herself a makeover. She ends up giving herself an unflattering bob and a brown colour color that adds years to her face. This results in her looking quite unhealthy and disturbed-looking (though given the plot of the movie, that was probably the point).



* Valerie Boyd, the teenager in "The World of Henry Orient" always wore a 19th century style outfit complete with a Victorian England coat (despite it being TheFifties) and a shaggy wild hairstyle that looked boyish yet not unfeminine. But then at the end of the movie she had a complete makeover. Many fans thought she looked more like a generic cutie after, losing the wild, untamed girl look about her.

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* Valerie Boyd, the teenager in "The World of Henry Orient" always wore a 19th century 19th-century style outfit complete with a Victorian England coat (despite it being TheFifties) and a shaggy wild hairstyle that looked boyish yet not unfeminine. But then at the end of the movie she had a complete makeover. Many fans thought she looked more like a generic cutie after, losing the wild, untamed girl look about her.



* ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'': Mui is a girl with terrible acne and greasy hair, but is nonetheless clearly a very attractive girl, so we know what to expect when she has a makeover. However, it is comically bad, and she's almost unrecognizable as a girl in a boxy 80s suit and bouffant haircut, and clown-like makeup. Of course, that was the point of it, and later on she reappears as herself (minus her acne), with a shaved head (the shaved head being so she could disguise herself as a guy and help Team Shaolin after most of the other players are injured by Team Evil). Even without her hair she's still very attractive.

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* ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'': Mui is a girl with terrible acne and greasy hair, hair but is nonetheless clearly a very attractive girl, so we know what to expect when she has a makeover. However, it is comically bad, and she's almost unrecognizable as a girl in a boxy 80s suit and bouffant haircut, and clown-like makeup. Of course, that was the point of it, and later on on, she reappears as herself (minus her acne), with a shaved head (the shaved head being so she could disguise herself as a guy and help Team Shaolin after most of the other players are injured by Team Evil). Even without her hair hair, she's still very attractive.



* ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'': One of Tootie's most notable characteristics in her original ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' is her UglyCute appearance in that despite having a girlish pigtails, glasses, and teeth bracers, she nevertheless has a lot of fans. Tootie's adult appearance in the live-action film on the other hand, is widely considered to be unnecessary with virtually all aspects of her UglyCute appearance (Including her glasses) gone in addition to her GenkiGirl antics leaving her as just another NiceGirl SatelliteLoveInterest. It got to the point that a flashback to a live-action young Tootie is certainly a lot more recognizable than her adult appearance.
* As the result of ValuesDissonance, ''Film/CalamityJane'' usually invokes this to modern viewers. Calamity is shamed for being a slacks-wearing cowgirl. Katie helps give her a makeover but in the end Calamity Jane goes with a middle ground: a feminine top with pants. The issue is many fans ''prefer'' Calamity in her rural tomboy aesthetic.

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* ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'': One of Tootie's most notable characteristics in her original ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' is her UglyCute appearance in that despite having a girlish pigtails, glasses, and teeth bracers, she nevertheless has a lot of fans. Tootie's adult appearance in the live-action film film, on the other hand, is widely considered to be unnecessary with virtually all aspects of her UglyCute appearance (Including her glasses) gone in addition to her GenkiGirl antics leaving her as just another NiceGirl SatelliteLoveInterest. It got to the point that a flashback to a live-action young Tootie is certainly a lot more recognizable than her adult appearance.
* As the result of ValuesDissonance, ''Film/CalamityJane'' usually invokes this to modern viewers. Calamity is shamed for being a slacks-wearing cowgirl. Katie helps give her a makeover but in the end end, Calamity Jane goes with a middle ground: a feminine top with pants. The issue is many fans ''prefer'' Calamity in her rural tomboy aesthetic.



* ''Film/PrivateBenjamin'': In the second half of the film, Judy dyes her hair red for Henri, even though she was already a lot prettier with natural blonde hair.

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* ''Film/PrivateBenjamin'': In the second half of the film, Judy dyes her hair red for Henri, even though she was already a lot prettier with natural naturally blonde hair.



* In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Plourr Illo was a muscular Amazon-type with a shaved head, who sometimes wore a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Hobbie-Cilpar.jpg headpiece]] that looked like an odd hairdo. A few arcs in, she was revealed to be a princess in exile. Her old nanny fussed over her head, bemoaning the long hair she used to have. Plourr and the Rogues went to her homeworld, where Plourr started letting her hair grow -- and generally she dressed the same as ever when not in a court function, and she kept her hair [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:X-wing_26.jpg short]]. But although this wasn't a terrible change, there was something about the bald aesthetic. Ah well.

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* In the ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Plourr Illo was a muscular Amazon-type with a shaved head, who sometimes wore a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Hobbie-Cilpar.jpg headpiece]] that looked like an odd hairdo. A few arcs in, she was revealed to be a princess in exile. Her old nanny fussed over her head, bemoaning the long hair she used to have. Plourr and the Rogues went to her homeworld, where Plourr started letting her hair grow -- and generally generally, she dressed the same as ever when not in a court function, and she kept her hair [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:X-wing_26.jpg short]]. But although this wasn't a terrible change, there was something about the bald aesthetic. Ah well.



** The high watermark in most episodes is the point where they have removed all the make up and fake tan, and the subject is just wearing a bathrobe. After that they proceed to make her (in most shows the subject is a young woman) look like a schoolteacher almost at retirement age.
* ''{{Series/Scrubs}}'' treats Elliot's makeover at the start of Season 3 as a big deal. She decides to get an edgier haircut and a lot more make-up. Producers may have realised that it was too much, as she tones down the look as the season goes on. WordOfGod is that the studio wanted a sexier female character to market to the male demographic, hence the FanServicePack. Some fans still think turning Elliot into a MsFanservice was still a bit overdone, given that Sarah Chalke was already a cutie.

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** The high watermark in most episodes is the point where they have removed all the make up makeup and fake tan, and the subject is just wearing a bathrobe. After that that, they proceed to make her (in most shows the subject is a young woman) look like a schoolteacher almost at retirement age.
* ''{{Series/Scrubs}}'' treats Elliot's makeover at the start of Season 3 as a big deal. She decides to get an edgier haircut and a lot more make-up. Producers may have realised realized that it was too much, as she tones down the look as the season goes on. WordOfGod is that the studio wanted a sexier female character to market to the male demographic, hence the FanServicePack. Some fans still think turning Elliot into a MsFanservice was still a bit overdone, given that Sarah Chalke was already a cutie.



** Rachel's makeover is acknowledged as one of these in-show, when Finn eventually tells her "I'm gonna say this as nice as I can, but you look like a... sad clown hooker".

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** Rachel's makeover is acknowledged as one of these in-show, this in-show when Finn eventually tells her her: "I'm gonna say this as nice as I can, but you look like a... sad clown hooker".



* This is also done in ''Series/ICarly'' with Sam. The boy likes Sam's new look, but reveals that he likes her neutral look even more.

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* This is also done in ''Series/ICarly'' with Sam. The boy likes Sam's new look, look but reveals that he likes her neutral look even more.



* In an episode of ''Series/TheMentalist'', Cho needed to go undercover and pick up a woman. [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/gZ0dwjZHwNc/maxresdefault.jpg For a sexy guy like Cho]], this shouldn't be a problem, but for some reason they thought he needed a makeover first. It just ended up making him look like a sleaze. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTUbSXaXFJM Or a hitman]].
* ''Series/TenThingsIHateAboutYou''. In an early episode, Bianca convinces her (already cute) sister Kat to get dressed up for prom. She gives her some pearls, a little black dress, a little make up, puts her hair up in a bun. And She. Looks. Horrible. The bun draws attention to her square jaw, the dress basically ''attacks'' her figure, and yet even the non-conformist [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys bad boy]] love interest thinks she looks beautiful.

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheMentalist'', Cho needed to go undercover and pick up a woman. [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/gZ0dwjZHwNc/maxresdefault.jpg For a sexy guy like Cho]], this shouldn't be a problem, but for some reason reason, they thought he needed a makeover first. It just ended up making him look like a sleaze. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTUbSXaXFJM Or a hitman]].
* ''Series/TenThingsIHateAboutYou''. In an early episode, Bianca convinces her (already cute) sister Kat to get dressed up for prom. She gives her some pearls, a little black dress, a little make up, makeup, puts her hair up in a bun. And She. Looks. Horrible. The bun draws attention to her square jaw, the dress basically ''attacks'' her figure, and yet even the non-conformist [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys bad boy]] love interest thinks she looks beautiful.



** The complete change of the Fourth Doctor's fashion sense between Season 17 and 18 -- from a collection of playful early-Victorian-style garments worn with a gaudy scarf, to a dark red, almost military outfit with plus-fours -- was done because the new producer, Creator/JohnNathanTurner, wanted to leave his mark on the show. He had originally envisaged a far more extreme change in the Doctor's appearance -- he had wanted the scarf gone, possibly a drastic haircut, a 'completely new design of shirt' (that could be sold as OfficialCosplayGear), extreme LimitedWardrobe and big red question marks on the lapels. The costume designer managed to wangle this down to a more toned-down scarf, a heavily-layered LimitedWardrobe that the actor could switch out pieces of whenever he felt like it, and a shirt with an interesting cut modelled after Victorian waistcoats with ivory question marks on the lapels. The new outfit does look good and flattering and everyone involved was satisfied with it, but both the costume designer and Creator/TomBaker himself felt that the producer wanted to change the outfit for the sake of change alone.

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** The complete change of the Fourth Doctor's fashion sense between Season 17 and 18 -- from a collection of playful early-Victorian-style garments worn with a gaudy scarf, to a dark red, almost military outfit with plus-fours -- was done because the new producer, Creator/JohnNathanTurner, wanted to leave his mark on the show. He had originally envisaged a far more extreme change in the Doctor's appearance -- he had wanted the scarf gone, possibly a drastic haircut, a 'completely new design of shirt' (that could be sold as OfficialCosplayGear), extreme LimitedWardrobe and big red question marks on the lapels. The costume designer managed to wangle this down to a more toned-down scarf, a heavily-layered LimitedWardrobe that the actor could switch out pieces of whenever he felt like it, and a shirt with an interesting cut modelled modeled after Victorian waistcoats with ivory question marks on the lapels. The new outfit does look good and flattering and everyone involved was satisfied with it, but both the costume designer and Creator/TomBaker himself felt that the producer wanted to change the outfit for the sake of change alone.



* Wrestling/EvaMarie has this reaction in the first episode of ''Series/TotalDivas''. Concerned that she resembles the Bella Twins too much, the office try to have her dye her hair blonde. Eva freaks out and, unable to go through with it, opts to dye her hair red instead. Some fans feel the red doesn't look good, but it's agreed to be relatively distinctive and "All Red Everything" became her CatchPhrase.
* A curse in ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'' causes Virginia to suffer RapidHairGrowth to get RapunzelHair. Wolf takes a magic axe to it...and cuts her hair completely short. It was shoulder length originally, but Wolf cuts it to a pixie length. For a few fans, this was just too drastic a change. Especially since Virginia was shown to be very unhappy with the result.

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* Wrestling/EvaMarie has this reaction in the first episode of ''Series/TotalDivas''. Concerned that she resembles the Bella Twins too much, the office try tries to have her dye her hair blonde. Eva freaks out and, unable to go through with it, opts to dye her hair red instead. Some fans feel the red doesn't look good, but it's agreed to be relatively distinctive and "All Red Everything" became her CatchPhrase.
* A curse in ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'' causes Virginia to suffer RapidHairGrowth to get RapunzelHair. Wolf takes a magic axe ax to it...and cuts her hair completely short. It was shoulder length originally, but Wolf cuts it to a pixie length. For a few fans, this was just too drastic a change. Especially since Virginia was shown to be very unhappy with the result.



** Regina chops her hair short in Season 6 for no reason at all. The PowerHair she sported in Season 1 was a symbol of her villainy, and the hair grew out to represent her HeelFaceTurn. And there's also the fact that the hair was now even shorter than its Season 1 length, and didn't suit Lana Parrilla at all. Naturally she grew it to a better length in Season 7.
** David's longer combover in Season 3 not only looks way too coiffed for someone spending all their time in the jungle, but it reeks havoc with the continuity whenever they have to do a flashback to Season 1 events where obviously his hair was much shorter.
** Emma gets a series of weird costume choices in Season 6 that completely clash with her character's established style. Emma previously favoured low maintenance casual clothing, occasionally dolling up for a night out. Suddenly she's appearing in matronly skirts and outfits that are more suited to a school teacher at retirement age.

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** Regina chops her hair short in Season 6 for no reason at all. The PowerHair she sported in Season 1 was a symbol of her villainy, and the hair grew out to represent her HeelFaceTurn. And there's also the fact that the hair was now even shorter than its Season 1 length, and didn't suit Lana Parrilla at all. Naturally Naturally, she grew it to a better length in Season 7.
** David's longer combover in Season 3 not only looks way too coiffed for someone spending all their time in the jungle, jungle but it reeks wreaks havoc with the continuity whenever they have to do a flashback to Season 1 events where obviously his hair was much shorter.
** Emma gets a series of weird costume choices in Season 6 that completely clash clashes with her character's established style. Emma previously favoured favored low maintenance casual clothing, occasionally dolling up for a night out. Suddenly she's appearing in matronly skirts and outfits that are more suited to a school teacher at retirement age.



** Ellaria gets a new hairstyle in Season 5 presumably over [[spoiler: mourning Oberyn]]. Except that the haircut she gives herself makes her look like a modern businesswoman and thus ferociously out of place in a medieval fantasy setting - compare Brienne of Tarth's more appropriate BoyishShortHair. It's in fact the same hairstyle her actress Indira Varma sported in ''Film/BrideAndPrejudice'', playing such a character.

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** Ellaria gets a new hairstyle in Season 5 presumably over [[spoiler: mourning Oberyn]]. Except that the haircut she gives herself makes her look like a modern businesswoman and thus ferociously out of place in a medieval fantasy setting - compare Brienne of Tarth's more appropriate BoyishShortHair. It's It's, in fact fact, the same hairstyle her actress Indira Varma sported in ''Film/BrideAndPrejudice'', playing such a character.



* {{Wrestling/Aliyah}} dyed her hair black shortly after being signed -- in what many fans assumed to be an attempt to look more convincingly Arab. Notably by the time she became a proper regular on TV, she was back to light brown.

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* {{Wrestling/Aliyah}} dyed her hair black shortly after being signed -- in what many fans assumed to be an attempt to look more convincingly Arab. Notably Notably, by the time she became a proper regular on TV, she was back to light brown.



* A male example would be Otacon switching his glasses for contacts in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', because it makes him look "more handsome". General consensus was relief when he put his glasses back on and started looking [[NerdsAreSexy sexy and sophisticated]] again instead of mildly dorky.

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* A male example would be Otacon switching his glasses for contacts in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' because it makes him look "more handsome". General The general consensus was relief when he put his glasses back on and started looking [[NerdsAreSexy sexy and sophisticated]] again instead of mildly dorky.



* [=FakeFactory's=] Cinematic Mod for ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' gave the old Source engine a serious kick in the pants, allowing for far more beautiful environments. While these were applauded, fans everywhere raged at the inclusion of the author's version of Alyx Vance. The mod replaces Alyx's down-to-earth, realistic appearance with a new model based on real-life supermodel Adriana Lima, wearing a midriff-baring shirt and exposing her cleavage. Later versions removed her bra, showing Alyx's nipples through her shirt. Many ''Half-Life 2'' fans revolted at the changes, because the entire reason she was popular was because she ''wasn't'' an Sports Illustrated pinup girl and more of a GirlNextDoor[[note]]Who just happens to be a skilled resistance member and hacker and have a giant robot dog[[/note]].

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* [=FakeFactory's=] Cinematic Mod for ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' gave the old Source engine a serious kick in the pants, allowing for far more beautiful environments. While these were applauded, fans everywhere raged at the inclusion of the author's version of Alyx Vance. The mod replaces Alyx's down-to-earth, realistic appearance with a new model based on real-life supermodel Adriana Lima, wearing a midriff-baring shirt and exposing her cleavage. Later versions removed her bra, showing Alyx's nipples through her shirt. Many ''Half-Life 2'' fans revolted at the changes, because the entire reason she was popular was because she ''wasn't'' an a Sports Illustrated pinup girl and more of a GirlNextDoor[[note]]Who just happens to be a skilled resistance member and hacker and have a giant robot dog[[/note]].



** It's a plot point twist where we discover who Princess Zelda is and not a proper makeover so it serves as more of a visual cue than an intentional makeover, and for that reason wouldn't be this except that the in-game reaction in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' is [[spoiler:that Tetra is]] much prettier as Zelda. Many feel she looked better as [[spoiler:Tetra the pirate girl]]. It's more the in-game reaction that evokes this trope, because it's not meant to be an actual makeover, but merely [[TheReveal a revelation]]. But then again, there was no need to have her clothes change from [[spoiler:her cute pirate outfit]] to a typical Princess Zelda dress since only the identity was revealed, but we guess a text revelation isn't as dramatic. It's telling that in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'', she not only stays in her original identity throughout the entire game, but expresses disdain at being called "Zelda".

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** It's a plot point twist where we discover who Princess Zelda is and not a proper makeover so it serves as more of a visual cue than an intentional makeover, and for that reason wouldn't be this except that the in-game reaction in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' is [[spoiler:that Tetra is]] much prettier as Zelda. Many feel she looked better as [[spoiler:Tetra the pirate girl]]. It's more the in-game reaction that evokes this trope, trope because it's not meant to be an actual makeover, but merely [[TheReveal a revelation]]. But then again, there was no need to have her clothes change from [[spoiler:her cute pirate outfit]] to a typical Princess Zelda dress since only the identity was revealed, but we guess a text revelation isn't as dramatic. It's telling that in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'', she not only stays in her original identity throughout the entire game, game but expresses disdain at being called "Zelda".



* This was the general reaction to some of the redesigns from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV''. While some, like Minotaur made sense to be redesigned since he hadn't been seen in the series for an extremely long time, other's like the Archangels and Lucifer where less so. This issue was made worse due to them being redesigned by guest artists causing them to feel out of place in the game.

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* This was the general reaction to some of the redesigns from ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV''. While some, like Minotaur Minotaur, made sense to be redesigned since he hadn't been seen in the series for an extremely long time, other's others like the Archangels and Lucifer where were less so. This issue was made worse due to them being redesigned by guest artists causing them to feel out of place in the game.



* Shaundi from the ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series underwent drastic changes from her debut in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' and her second appearance in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird''. Regarding her appearance, in ''2'' she had distinctive blonde dreadlocks and do-rag in her hair and wore a get-up that simply composed of a casual camisole and pair of flare trousers, fitting her status as TheStoner. In the second game, her blonde dreadlocks are replaced with a brown ponytail and she and wears more flashy, upmarket clothing [[FormFittingWardrobe that fits her shape better]], but aren't as memorable. However, her appearance change was [[BrokenBase divisive]] at worst and it was the new ''personality'' (going from a ReallyGetsAround laid-back stoner chick into a tense, vengeful FauxActionGirl, being very close to being a DistaffCounterpart of Johnny Gat) that pissed off ''Saints Row'' fans more than the new look. ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' rectifies the problem by giving an explanation to Shaundi's changes (her celebrity status and peer pressure caused her to lose interest in smoking, and Johnny Gat's death caused her to be much more angrier), making her less tense, and having a simulation of the ''2'' Shaundi appear many times in the game (complete with a MeetYourEarlyInstallmentWeirdness moment).

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* Shaundi from the ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series underwent drastic changes from her debut in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' and her second appearance in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird''. Regarding her appearance, in ''2'' she had distinctive blonde dreadlocks and do-rag in her hair and wore a get-up that simply composed of a casual camisole and pair of flare trousers, fitting her status as TheStoner. In the second game, her blonde dreadlocks are replaced with a brown ponytail and she and wears more flashy, upmarket clothing [[FormFittingWardrobe that fits her shape better]], but aren't as memorable. However, her appearance change was [[BrokenBase divisive]] at worst and it was the new ''personality'' (going from a ReallyGetsAround laid-back stoner chick into a tense, vengeful FauxActionGirl, being very close to being a DistaffCounterpart of Johnny Gat) that pissed off ''Saints Row'' fans more than the new look. ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' rectifies the problem by giving an explanation to Shaundi's changes (her celebrity status and peer pressure caused her to lose interest in smoking, and Johnny Gat's death caused her to be much more angrier), making her less tense, and having a simulation of the ''2'' Shaundi appear many times in the game (complete with a MeetYourEarlyInstallmentWeirdness moment).



** While most of the character redesigns for ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' are praised, [[ButtMonkey Team Magma]] [[ProfessionalButtkisser Admin Tabitha]]'s makeover isn't. While his new personality wasn't criticized, the adaptions cause him to undergo AdaptationalUgliness, with the most glaring changes being slight hair growth, a significant weight gain despite being rather fit in the original adaption, ditching [[InTheHood his traditional]] [[SleevesAreForWimps getup]] for a clunkier one that really makes his weight stand out, and his eyes being constantly shut. It doesn't help that this stands out like a sore thumb in comparison to the other admins, all of whom underwent AdaptationalAttractiveness, and for the most part have a few remnants of their past designs intact.

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** While most of the character redesigns for ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' are praised, [[ButtMonkey Team Magma]] [[ProfessionalButtkisser Admin Tabitha]]'s makeover isn't. While his new personality wasn't criticized, the adaptions cause him to undergo AdaptationalUgliness, with the most glaring changes being slight hair growth, a significant weight gain despite being rather fit in the original adaption, ditching [[InTheHood his traditional]] [[SleevesAreForWimps getup]] for a clunkier one that really makes his weight stand out, and his eyes being constantly shut. It doesn't help that this stands out like a sore thumb in comparison to the other admins, all of whom underwent AdaptationalAttractiveness, and for the most part part, have a few remnants of their past designs intact.



** It also gives a rather [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped nice]] moral about conforming one's appearance. Leela spends the entire episode celebrating that she's average and just like everyone else, but ultimately realizes that being different was who she was. Notice that [[OneTruePairing Fry]] is the one who supports that, while the plastic surgeon boyfriend ultimately is too narrow-minded to do anything that fits outside of the norm, to the point at which he wants to perform plastic surgery on a ''child'' so she looks more normal and thus fit for adoption.

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** It also gives a rather [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped nice]] moral about conforming one's appearance. Leela spends the entire episode celebrating that she's average and just like everyone else, else but ultimately realizes that being different was who she was. Notice that [[OneTruePairing Fry]] is the one who supports that, while the plastic surgeon boyfriend ultimately is too narrow-minded to do anything that fits outside of the norm, to the point at which he wants to perform plastic surgery on a ''child'' so she looks more normal and thus fit for adoption.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Gwen Stacy, who looked rather like a teenaged Debora Whitman (although this continuity's Debora underwent a RaceLift. It's complicated), had a makeover for a Valentine's Day outing. The [[TheGlassesGottaGo glasses went]], the hair was loose and longer, and she kept the headband, making her look... like comics!Gwen Stacy, however it also makes her look a lot like a Blonde MJ. She kept the look in subsequent episodes.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Gwen Stacy, who looked rather like a teenaged Debora Whitman (although this continuity's Debora underwent a RaceLift. It's complicated), had a makeover for a Valentine's Day outing. The [[TheGlassesGottaGo glasses went]], the hair was loose and longer, long, and she kept the headband, making her look... like comics!Gwen Stacy, however however, it also makes her look a lot like a Blonde MJ. She kept the look in subsequent episodes.



* A similar deconstruction to the ''Hannah Montana'' example above pops up in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' where two Valley Girls decide to give Tomboy Lor a makeover when they hear a guy likes her. Her friends are creeped out by it since she looks identical to the two of them and at the end the boy states he prefers Lor as a Tomboy.

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* A similar deconstruction to the ''Hannah Montana'' example above pops up in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' where two Valley Girls decide to give Tomboy Lor a makeover when they hear a guy likes her. Her friends are creeped out by it since she looks identical to the two of them and at the end end, the boy states he prefers Lor as a Tomboy.



** To a less significant extreme, some fans had this [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks reaction]] to Ezra's haircut in the last two seasons. Starting with the season three premiere, he [[SheIsAllGrownUp hits a growth spurt]] and matures facially, which was generally well-received, but he also gets a rather severe, military-style haircut, which wasn't. General consensus is that it's very unflattering and not nearly as appealing as his long, shaggy hair from the first two seasons.

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** To a less significant extreme, some fans had this [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks reaction]] to Ezra's haircut in the last two seasons. Starting with the season three premiere, he [[SheIsAllGrownUp hits a growth spurt]] and matures facially, which was generally well-received, but he also gets a rather severe, military-style haircut, which wasn't. General The general consensus is that it's very unflattering and not nearly as appealing as his long, shaggy hair from the first two seasons.



* Creator/JenniferGrey of ''Film/DirtyDancing'' fame owed her movie role success in part to her big nose which made her a more convincing HollywoodHomely appearance. Unfortunately, she chose to have a rhinoplasty that went so sour she required a second rhinoplasty and reconstructive surgery to repair the damage to her face. Whether or not she was more attractive with the bigger nose, she didn't look like Jennifer Grey anymore with the smaller one. It was like trying to start her career over from scratch. Most people agree that she looked much better before all the surgery -- it would appear that she agrees. In her words, "I went in the operating room a celebrity -- and come out anonymous." In fact, her decision is given a nod bigger than the old nose in the short-lived ''It's Like, You Know...'' where she plays...herself, out of work because she got a nosejob.

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* Creator/JenniferGrey of ''Film/DirtyDancing'' fame owed her movie role success in part to her big nose which made her a more convincing HollywoodHomely appearance. Unfortunately, she chose to have a rhinoplasty that went so sour she required a second rhinoplasty and reconstructive surgery to repair the damage to her face. Whether or not she was more attractive with the bigger nose, she didn't look like Jennifer Grey anymore with the smaller one. It was like trying to start her career over from scratch. Most people agree that she looked much better before all the surgery -- it would appear that she agrees. In her words, "I went in the operating room a celebrity -- and come out anonymous." In fact, her decision is given a nod bigger than the old nose in the short-lived ''It's Like, You Know...'' where she plays...herself, out of work because she got a nosejob.nose job.



* When Music/{{Shakira}} first broke into the English language market, she decided to bleach her [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qs2JhDk0Qvo/TjwXVQj20HI/AAAAAAAACqc/HF4yDDbfg_o/s1600/Shakira_Brunette.jpg dark brown hair]] [[http://www.topnews.in/light/files/Shakira.jpg blond,]] leading almost everyone to ask "Was that really necessary?", especially American fans who were already dealing with a music scene drowning with PlentyOfBlondes at the time, as she debuted in the US after the "Blonde Pop Quartet" of Music/BritneySpears, Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/JessicaSimpson, and Music/MandyMoore, which might help explain why she felt she needed to be blonde to compete. Better yet, before the Anglo jump she was a redhead for almost two years but came back to her brunette self because she felt keeping with the red dye was too much of a hassle, baffling people even more.
* The vast majority of Music/MariahCarey fans feel she was far more beautiful before her numerous plastic surgeries. And since she has also been bleaching and straightening her dark curly hair since the mid-90's, she has been accused of trying to [[ButNotTooBlack erase her biracial features]] in favor of looking like a generic white blonde.

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* When Music/{{Shakira}} first broke into the English language market, she decided to bleach her [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qs2JhDk0Qvo/TjwXVQj20HI/AAAAAAAACqc/HF4yDDbfg_o/s1600/Shakira_Brunette.jpg dark brown hair]] [[http://www.topnews.in/light/files/Shakira.jpg blond,]] leading almost everyone to ask "Was that really necessary?", especially American fans who were already dealing with a music scene drowning with PlentyOfBlondes at the time, as she debuted in the US after the "Blonde Pop Quartet" of Music/BritneySpears, Music/ChristinaAguilera, Music/JessicaSimpson, and Music/MandyMoore, which might help explain why she felt she needed to be blonde to compete. Better yet, before the Anglo jump jump, she was a redhead for almost two years but came back to her brunette self because she felt keeping with the red dye was too much of a hassle, baffling people even more.
* The vast majority of Music/MariahCarey fans feel she was far more beautiful before her numerous plastic surgeries. And since she has also been bleaching and straightening her dark curly hair since the mid-90's, mid-'90s, she has been accused of trying to [[ButNotTooBlack erase her biracial features]] in favor of looking like a generic white blonde.



* Music/LilKim somehow managed to go from "90's Sex Symbol" to "Japanese Sex Bot" with her plastic surgeries. Just compare the photo on her TV Tropes page to...[[http://www.gettyimages.com/event/marc-jacobs-fall-2017-show-arrivals-700002903?esource=SEO_GIS_CDN_Redirect#rapper-lil-kim-attends-the-marc-jacobs-fall-2017-show-at-park-avenue-picture-id635664808 this]]. What's worse is that it came ''after'' a time period in the 2000's where she decided to lay off the colorful wigs and {{stripperiffic}} outfits she was known for in the 90's in favor of a relatively subdued appearance. That didn't last long.
* Silent movie icon Creator/MaryPickford was world famous for her RegalRinglets, which made her look like a [[OlderThanTheyLook young girl]] even well into her 30s. Tired of playing nothing but [[TheIngenue ingenue]] [[DawsonCasting little girls]], she cut her hair into a contemporary TwentiesBobHaircut. Fans revolted and her career went down the drain by the mid-1930s. In her case this reception is heavily due to ContractualPurity, with her modern fans being more sympathetic towards her haircut.
* Averted by DragQueen Jinkx Monsoon. After winning Season 5 of ''Series/RupaulsDragRace'', she was urged by everyone ''not'' to use her prize money to fix her chipped front tooth. Usually the very first thing a queen does after winning the season or getting higher-paying gigs from appearing on the show is fixing any glaring {{toothy issue}}s, but for Jinkx, her distinct smile is part of her charm.

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* Music/LilKim somehow managed to go from "90's "'90s Sex Symbol" to "Japanese Sex Bot" with her plastic surgeries. Just compare the photo on her TV Tropes page to...[[http://www.gettyimages.com/event/marc-jacobs-fall-2017-show-arrivals-700002903?esource=SEO_GIS_CDN_Redirect#rapper-lil-kim-attends-the-marc-jacobs-fall-2017-show-at-park-avenue-picture-id635664808 this]]. What's worse is that it came ''after'' a time period in the 2000's 2000s where she decided to lay off the colorful wigs and {{stripperiffic}} outfits she was known for in the 90's '90s in favor of a relatively subdued appearance. That didn't last long.
* Silent movie icon Creator/MaryPickford was world famous for her RegalRinglets, which made her look like a [[OlderThanTheyLook young girl]] even well into her 30s. Tired of playing nothing but [[TheIngenue ingenue]] [[DawsonCasting little girls]], she cut her hair into a contemporary TwentiesBobHaircut. Fans revolted and her career went down the drain by the mid-1930s. In her case case, this reception is heavily due to ContractualPurity, with her modern fans being more sympathetic towards her haircut.
* Averted by DragQueen Jinkx Monsoon. After winning Season 5 of ''Series/RupaulsDragRace'', she was urged by everyone ''not'' to use her prize money to fix her chipped front tooth. Usually Usually, the very first thing a queen does after winning the season or getting higher-paying gigs from appearing on the show is fixing any glaring {{toothy issue}}s, but for Jinkx, her distinct smile is part of her charm.

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* ''Film/SteelMagnolias'': Shelby has all of her long, Southern Belle locks cut short to a pixie haircut. While she still looked pretty with short hair, longer hair looked much better on her to begin with.


* In the first season of ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', the {{drag queen}}s were tasked with giving glamorous makeovers to a group of tomboyish female martial artists. The challenge ended up being ''very'' lopsided since there were maybe two {{Brawn Hilda}}s; the rest were already fairly attractive and simply needed help with makeup and walking in heels. Needless to say, when Rebecca Glasscock won the mini-challenge and was tasked with choosing her own and the others' partners, she picked the prettiest one for herself and the most challenging one for her rival Shannel.

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* In the first season of ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'', ''Series/RupaulsDragRace'', the {{drag queen}}s were tasked with giving glamorous makeovers to a group of tomboyish female martial artists. The challenge ended up being ''very'' lopsided since there were maybe two {{Brawn Hilda}}s; the rest were already fairly attractive and simply needed help with makeup and walking in heels. Needless to say, when Rebecca Glasscock won the mini-challenge and was tasked with choosing her own and the others' partners, she picked the prettiest one for herself and the most challenging one for her rival Shannel.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** Snow White's clothes get steadily frumpier every season, as though the costume designers forgot that she spent the first two seasons being modest without wearing such ugly clothes. This also coincides with the character suffering BadassDecay and {{Flanderization}}.
** Regina chops her hair short in Season 6 for no reason at all. The PowerHair she sported in Season 1 was a symbol of her villainy, and the hair grew out to represent her HeelFaceTurn. And there's also the fact that the hair was now even shorter than its Season 1 length, and didn't suit Lana Parrilla at all. Naturally she grew it to a better length in Season 7.
** David's longer combover in Season 3 not only looks way too coiffed for someone spending all their time in the jungle, but it reeks havoc with the continuity whenever they have to do a flashback to Season 1 events where obviously his hair was much shorter.
** Emma gets a series of weird costume choices in Season 6 that completely clash with her character's established style. Emma previously favoured low maintenance casual clothing, occasionally dolling up for a night out. Suddenly she's appearing in matronly skirts and outfits that are more suited to a school teacher at retirement age.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Sansa does something of an EvilCostumeSwitch to reflect taking on a more morally ambiguous role - and it involves putting on a black dress with a CleavageWindow and dyeing her hair black. Much {{Narm}} was had over the change - with Sophie Turner even jokingly calling it "Sansa's goth phase" - and it didn't even correspond to meaningful CharacterDevelopment since Sansa went back to being a PinBallProtagonist in Season 5.
** Ellaria gets a new hairstyle in Season 5 presumably over [[spoiler: mourning Oberyn]]. Except that the haircut she gives herself makes her look like a modern businesswoman and thus ferociously out of place in a medieval fantasy setting - compare Brienne of Tarth's more appropriate BoyishShortHair. It's in fact the same hairstyle her actress Indira Varma sported in ''Film/BrideAndPrejudice'', playing such a character.


* Music/MichaelJackson. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment That is all.]] Though not everything was his fault, considering that he had lupus and various other health problems that contributed to his radical changes in physical appearance. Few will deny though that he got carried away with plastic surgeries though (though opinions will differ as to when he looked his best); for reference, [[http://awesomejelly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Gr6fyhYC7Sk.jpg here]] is a collage documenting his appearance over the years.

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* Music/MichaelJackson. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment That is all.]] Though not everything was his fault, considering that he had lupus and various other health problems that contributed to his radical changes in physical appearance. Few will deny though that he got carried away with plastic surgeries though (though opinions will differ as to when he looked his best); for reference, [[http://awesomejelly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Gr6fyhYC7Sk.jpg here]] is a collage documenting his appearance over the years.


* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' prompted a few fans who prefer the Beast to the Prince. Of course in this case, the Prince is his true form and it's not necessarily treated as ''better''. Belle indeed looks unsure of this and it isn't until she sees that the eyes are the same that she's happy. A [[WhatCouldHaveBeen deleted line]] would have had her jokingly asking if he could grow a beard. The line ends up restored in [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017 the live-action remake]].

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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' prompted a few has some fans who prefer the Beast to the Prince. Of course in this case, the Prince is his true form and it's not necessarily treated as ''better''. Belle indeed looks unsure of this and it isn't until she sees that the eyes are the same that she's happy. A [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Glen Keane anticipated this trope coming into play; he said in interviews that he and the film's other animators knew that viewers would be disappointed by the Beast they'd fallen in love with being replaced by a stranger no matter what the Prince looked like, so they didn't put as much effort into animating him as they did with the Beast and a deleted line]] would have line would've had her Belle jokingly asking ask him if he could grow a beard. The line ends up beard (which was restored in [[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017 the live-action remake]].remake]]).



* More than a few fans preferred Violet from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' when she had PeekABangs. Her character development involved her gaining more confidence and no longer hiding behind her bangs however she looked quite cute with her original hairstyle.

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* More than a few fans preferred Violet from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' when she had PeekABangs. Her character development involved her gaining more confidence and no longer hiding behind her bangs however bangs; however, she looked quite cute with her original hairstyle.

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