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Nebraska vegetable farmer Grace Lasker always wondered what it would be like living the high society life. TLC's reality show Faking It offered Grace the chance to live out her dream: to transform herself from a tractor driving farm girl to a high-heel-wearing New York socialite.

Grace leaves her organic garden and tractor behind and heads to the Big Apple. She meets up with New York "It" boy Fabian Basabe, who will guide her through the transformation.

From the start, Fabian knows he has his work cut out for him. "Grace is a Midwestern girl. Her bag and everything in it and everything she came with, it's gonna have to go."

To make Grace look the part of a socialite, Fabian replaces her glasses with contacts, takes her to a dermatologist, and gets her teeth whitened at the dentist. But, looking good is only half the battle. Next, Grace meets with etiquette guru Catherine Saxton who prepares Grace for her first test— an A-list only event!

With a $25,000 designer dress and $50,000 in jewelry, Grace looks like a million bucks. Her assignment—catch the eye of the paparazzi. She passes with flying colors!
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FROM: Once in a Lifetime Dares
Published on September 08, 2005

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