During TODAY's fourth hour plastic surgery extravaganza, our intrepid co-anchors bravely underwent some (minimally invasive) work, on-air. Here's how it went down.
Step one: Prep
After revealing what they'd be getting done — an eye lift for KLG, and arm-hair removal for Hoda — the ladies got prepped at the desk, being numbed and shorn, respectively. They spent the show dressed in hospital gowns ("This looks like we should be serving food at the school cafeteria," remarked Hoda) and awesome anti-laser sunglasses.
Step two: Procedure
Kathie Lee's old pal Dr. Patricia Wexler removed her forehead-numbing cream and got to work, first lifting and then massaging the area above her left eye. Kathie Lee took having her face prodded and vibrated like a pro ("Not the first time we've done this," she noted cooly.) Hoda was less cucumber-water cool. As Completely Bare's Cindy Barshop zapped her arm with a green laser, she worried, "Is that smoke?" then added, "Where's the wine?"
Step three: Recovery
Finally, it was time to relax with a glass of Champagne. Well, sort of. Hoda was still half done, but with time-a-wasting, opted to finish up her lasering off-air. So how were the results? "One of my arms is baby smooth and one is like a gorilla," noted Hoda.
In the end, the ladies looked refreshed, relaxed, and semi-smooth, at a cost of $1200 (for brows) and $400 (for Hoda's arm hair).
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She thinks the half-hairy look is going to catch on.