Boobs, booze and botox - Chicago's first reality show! (UPDATED - PICS)

Speaking of TV, last night I had the opportunity to attend a pre-screeing of the pilot episode of Chicago's first reality show, Plastic Royalty, at Tribecca Flashpoint Academy

During cocktail hour, a strangely familiar voice caught my attention. I looked over to see a man who looked like "California" Santa with ice blue eyes. It was Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian, or "Dr. T" as he is known to his patients. The radio commercials he does for his plastic surgery business are legendary in Chicago and here he was, in the flesh! At his side was Leslie Forrester, an instantly likable kid who schooled me on spray tanning and admitted to me she was 35. (Impossible!) These are the stars of the show, and within the hour, I could see why.

We all dumped our drinks and headed up the the screening room. Plastic Royalty follows the lives of Dr. T and his number one assistant, his gorgeous daughter Leslie through the fascinating, upbeat life at their plastic surgery office. 

The crowd was hushed and a delicious montage of pokes, prods and drama appeared on the screen. Plastic Royalty is good TV with all the fixin's: A girl who is prettier than you whom you don't hate, a bunch of money bags experiencing heartache, a close-up of vibrating butt cheeks, tears and a smidgen of gore!

I'm not a big TV person, but you will LOVE this show. It's got more heart than Dr. 90210 and Dr. T is surprisingly funny. "Crows feet are for the birds!"

Click here to watch the trailer. The full episode will air three times this holiday weekend: Right after Saturday Night Live (12:00 AM), at 11:05 PM on Sunday and again Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 on NBC.

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Dr. T and Leslie, NBC reality stars and handlers of my future tummy tuck.

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My buddy Stacey, Dr. T and me (with a strategically placed name tag) at the screening.

 

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  • if by chance I'm awake (yeah right!), I'll watch!

  • In reply to kimmygintx:

    Cool!

  • In reply to kimmygintx:

    Oh what fun we had the other night! I was, of course, your date. Meeting the cast was cool. Watching the pilot was fun. A night out with my girl, priceless! Seriously, the show was FABULOUS! My husband and I watch shows like, The Real Housewives, religiously. This show has already sucked me in. I find myself reflecting on the characters and wondering what will happen next. It's about time our fabulous city and the good people in it are showcased!

    I'll be watching!

  • In reply to smackaman:

    That was a fun night - especially the attention on the way home ;)

  • In reply to smackaman:

    Anytime you use 'boobs' in a title, you're bound to attract those who otherwise wouldn't usually attend.

    After reading your piece above, I feel compelled to comment, again in a place I do not belong. One word should suffice: Frightening.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I had to laugh out loud at that. Get this, I'm such a nerd I was focusing on my amazing alliteration and didn't even think about "boobs" being a loaded word.

    To tell the truth, the show is a little scary. You really get sucked in and the next thing you know, I was planning out my future botox and taking that chick seriously about the spray tan. I mean why not, right? I'm sure I'll start going down hill pretty soon.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I shall describe this as: Nip Tuck meets the Kardashians. With a dash of Buffalo Bill creepy thrown in for spice.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Boobs and booze? I knew I'd find you in here MB.

    And ladies. Au naturalle is always best. Nature knows best and growing old gracefully is your only man. Botox, nips and tucks is not sexy. A woman who doesn't bother trying to hide advancing years is waaay sexier than an un-natural plastic looking doll.

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    "Have you been carrying around those extra pounds ..?"

    Then exercise !!!

    And Leslie honey, you look 45 not 35. Botox made you look older. Killer, isn't it?

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Irish, be nice lad.

    You can't tell much from a thumbnail pic anyway. More importantly, I'm sure our girl Leslie is a wonderful person. Besides, it is hard to find those who write well... and your piece was well written, despite the questionable topic.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Thanks! I am a little questionable. Also, you might be confused. I'm Jenna, the d-list blogger here and Leslie is the star of Plastic Royalty. Maybe my writing ain't so grand :/

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The Kardashians meet Nip/Tuck??? That is my favorite kind of show and it is filmed in CHICAGO!!! I am so excited to check this out!!!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    This show is fun and heart warming at the same time. It's not just a superficial show about spoiled white women fixing their body and facial flaws. It focuses on real women and men searching for someone to help them feel like themselves again. Sometimes our outside doesn't match the way we feel on the inside. For example, the 41 year old mother that was featured on the show. She looked 10 years older and she wanted her face to show how happy she was as a new mother. She just got her bags under her eyes fixed and some filler in her tired, sunken in face. She didn't get a boob job or anything unnecessary.

    By the way, what is up with that horrible photo of me with Jenna and Dr T? I swear I did NOT get my lips done! I look like a FREAK! :)

  • In reply to smackaman:

    I think you were talking when they took the picture. You're BEAUTIFUL, dahling!! I can't believe how much boobage I had going. Yay for that name tag saving the day.

  • In reply to smackaman:

    You're the kind of girl who only cares how YOU look in a photo, aren't you? No real friend would post a picture where her friend looks bad but she looks good. You've probably been dying for a picture where you finally look better than your much more attractive "friend."

  • In reply to Natbrat76:

    You're just another female who can't stand the success of another woman. As if you need to know this Natalie Vega, but there was only one picture taken of us at this event. ONE. And that was it.

    Maybe you should spend your time improving yourself instead of showing your jealously and playing "Farmville". It's really unbecoming.

  • In reply to Natbrat76:

    Now, now...It's JUST a photo, Natalie. My girl is an AMAZING friend and there is nothing but support, acceptance and generosity between us! If it really mattered to me she would have taken it off in a heart beat. But honestly I really don't care. It's just a photo. There are SO many more important things to truly worry about. This means nothing to me. Plus Jenna DOES look fabulous and why wouldn't I want HER to shine? It's her blog for Christ sake!

  • In reply to smackaman:

    And I was wearing LOTS of bronzer that needed to be showcased. Who needs spray tans?! lol. High five, Stace. You're gorgeous any day of the week.

  • In reply to VelvetMinxx:

    Oh, the jealous haters. Don't sweat it, girl. Being successful brings with it people who can't handle the success of other women. It's bound to happen, just let it roll off.

  • In reply to VelvetMinxx:

    UPDATE: Niko said I should have cropped you out, but how rude is that? "Oh, sorry Stacey, your lips look recently injected, I'm just going to snip you out of this picture now". That would be lovely behavior on my part. I just thought it looked like you were talking!

  • In reply to VelvetMinxx:

    Well, now I know where I'm going for my tummy tuck!

  • In reply to VelvetMinxx:

    It cracks me up when people come on here leaving critical comments of you, Jenna. I'm like... "if you don't like what she has to say... don't read her blog." Simply don't click on the link. So annoying. Do Jenna and I agree on everything? No. Do we take different stands on things? Yes. But it's her blog - she can write whatever the HECK she wants. If I don't like it, I don't have to read it, and I certainly don't have to comment. But don't dis' her because if you are talking smack about her, you must not really know her. She's the real deal - and hilarious at that!

  • In reply to IrishBearsFan:

    Kiss!

    Edited to add: Wait, don't be mean to Leslie!

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