And if you think she’s a “she” then we probably should have a little talk.
For Nancy Swenson, 59, fighting through the wind and rain proved to pay off – as she was left nearly unrecognizable after the Today team swapped the her plain Jane hair and outfit for fresh, modern styles.
Swenson of Dallas, Texas showed up to Today wearing a black parka, a mint-green shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes. Overall a comfortable look – but a far cry from fashion forward.
Swenson excitedly told the ambush makeover team to ‘do whatever you’d like’ to her look. The Today team certainly did – for the better.
When Swenson emerged from backstage, she was a vision in a gray suede moto jacket, black skinny jeans, and cheetah-print flats.
Her hair was the most dramatic transformation of all, as it had been trimmed and fluffed into a flattering coif reminiscent of Joan Rivers.
Swenson’s friends were left speechless at the sight of the newly-polished look, and it was clear Swenson’s confidence had received a major boost from the makeover, as she strutted down the studio’s red carpet as though it were a catwalk.
Also receiving a makeover was Bonnie Blide, 55, who is the owner of the bridal shop Bonjulie’s in Horsehead, New York. Her look, however, did not inspire matrimonial bliss.
In addition to her wet hair, Blide sported a chunky grey sweater over a black skirt and tights. The outfit was made complete by a pair of black and white checkered rain boots.
Still, she remained absolutely thrilled to have been chosen for the makeover, and could barely stop jumping up and down enough to be interviewed.
‘This can’t get any better!’ Blide exclaimed.