But for participant Simone Brennan there was a bigger worry on her mind; what people would think of her skin.
“I was so nervous about my skin being on the TV as shows it up differently and everything is so obvious up close. I didn’t know whether it would look worse or better,” she told Mamamia.
After dealing with severe acne in her early twenties, Brennan is now left with the scars. Her level of concern worsened when she found that the wedding venue was outside in the bright sunlight.
“When my skin was at its worst, I would wait until the sun went down to leave the house because I was so embarrassed about how it looked,” she says.
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“On a daily basis, you don’t want to leave the house without covering it up. I was always nervous about meeting new people, worrying that they were judging and looking at my scars. From everything to going on dates and meeting men, it was hard. It’s very, very embarrassing.”