On The CW’s new makeover show, “Plain Jane,” Louise Roe (who you may remember gave Olivia Palermo a run for her money on MTV’s “The City“) takes a girl who isn’t living up to her potential and transforms her before Roe sets her up with the guy she pines for.
Along the way, Roe not only gives them a physical makeover, but she has them face their biggest fears from swimming with sharks to skydiving (which is on tonight’s August 4 episode). Roe says it takes a bit of work to convince the ladies to do those things.
“I make sure they know they can trust me,” she tells Zap2it. “And that there’s a reason behind it. I’m not just doing it for fun or for cameras. And then I just push.”
Whenever a show aims to “make over” someone, we always wonder what message that gives to viewers. Roe says she has no doubt the show emphasizes that all women possess characteristics they can highlight and it may just take a bossy Brit to help them realize it (oh, and a pretty frightening little device called a “zapper”).
“I 100% believe that the message in this is positive and I wouldn’t have been a part of it if it wasn’t,” she tells us. “I’m not changing anyone and I’m not telling anyone that there’s something wrong with them. I’m just saying ‘These are your best bits, let’s bring them out and tweak them.'”
After all, she points out, “It’s not just all about the guy.”
“Plain Jane” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.
Video credit: Jethro Nededog, Zap2it