Putting pride on the line
WOULD you be willing to stand in a glass box on the street while passers-by guessed your age?
How about on national television?
Tweed Heads couple Craig Dight and Tracy Ellis did, in the hope they could be made feel a decade younger for it.
You can watch their journey tomorrow night at 9.30pm on Prime's 10 Years Younger In 10 Days.
In each episode, host Sonia Kruger and her two competing style teams turn dreams into reality, transforming couples who are either style-challenged or have simply let themselves go due to the constant work and family tug-of-war.
When they first met, Craig and Tracy shared a quiet confidence about their looks - she was a promotions model and he was a footballer in great shape.
However, over the years the ageing process and illness chipped away at their self-image.
After her second child, Tracy's confidence took a serious dive and now feels she no longer measures up.
Tired of the mundane, the couple went on the show, eager to revive their glamor- ous days, boost self-esteem and restore confidence.
Craig and Tracey surrendered all control to the show's style team, and the results will be aired tomorrow night for all the country to see.
Leading stylists Ken Thompson and Jane Johnston advised on fashion, while hair stylists Julianne McGuigan and Troy Thompson helped create signature styles for each couple. Grooming expert Will Fennell and make-up artist Cathy Savage provided the all-important final touches.
From fitness to fashion, dental and diet, to cosmetic procedures and treatments, every step was taken to help wind back the hands of time.
At the beginning of each show Ms Kruger sends participating couples out onto the streets to find out the hard truth about the way they look and what age they appear to other people.
The couples are not able to see each other for the 10 days of the makeover, and for some this separation proves just as difficult as the challenge itself.
The show also features easy-to-follow advice, tips and tricks of the beauty trade from the 10 Years Younger in 10 Days experts.