Class Act: Nate Goes to a High School Reunion
Vicky and Kathleen have been best friends for more than 40 years. For Kathleen's upcoming 25th high school reunion, Vicky has a surprise in store. "She didn't know what to do about the reunion because she didn't have a date," Vicky says. "She's been trying to lose weight so she can look great, and I want Kathleen to walk into that reunion with the cutest guy in the entire world on her arm. I want her to go with Nate."
When Kathleen gets to the principal's office, she's confused to see Vicky waiting to speak with her. "I want to tell you that I got you a date for our high school reunion and he's right here with me," Vicky says. "Do you want to meet him?"
Kathleen is shocked to see cutie-pie Nate! "This is fabulous!" she says.
Nate's as thrilled as Kathleen for the big day. "I'm so excited to be your date," he says. "I'm going to spend the day with you to get you ready for your reunion in New York City. Clothes, hair, the whole thing."
Kathleen says a defining struggle in her life has been her battle with infertility. "That was a very, very dark, difficult time for me," she says. "It took six years before I was able to have my children, and at six weeks pregnant, I saw three little heartbeats."
Five months after Kathleen's triplets were born, she says her marriage fell apart. The divorce was big news in her small town. "When I leave the room, [people] tell that story," Kathleen says.
Vicky hopes this dream date will make Kathleen the talk of the town for a different reason. "I want to change her story," she says. "I don't want her to be Kathleen, the one who got a divorce when she had 5-month-old triplets."
The next stop on their whirlwind makeover tour is celebrity hair colorist Rita Hazan's salon. "Nate and I agree that you are meant to be a gorgeous blonde bombshell," Rita says.
Finally, makeup and an edgy new haircut. Makeup artist Mally Roncal says the focus should be on Kathleen's gorgeous eyes. "The thing I can do to help you is give you the smoky eye that Mr. Nate required," Mally says.
Kathleen's known around town as the karaoke queen, so she and Nate close out the evening with a duet of Grease's "Summer Nights."
When it's all over, Kathleen says she had the time of her life. "I do have a new story, and it's a wonderful and positive one," she says. "I'm so grateful."
Vicky says the date accomplished everything she's hoped for. "Every time I looked over at [Kathleen], she just had the biggest smile on her face," she says. "And Nate was so wonderful. He was the perfect date, by her side the whole night."
Kathleen has only one small complaint for Nate. "You never called me the next day!"