After The Makeover

TIME visits three Extreme Makeover stars long after the excitement--and the Botox--has worn off

Stacey Hoffman, 32, wasn't always a babe. Two years ago, when she drove her pickup truck into an auto-window-tinting shop owned by Kevin May in Lincoln, Neb., May, six years her senior, barely noticed her. Then an aide at a nearby nursing home and mired in a rocky, miserable relationship, Stacey weighed 180 lbs., deeply disliked the sight of her own face and didn't exactly radiate self-confidence. She didn't radiate much of anything, except perhaps a conviction that she looked 50 and would never be as happy or as attractive as Lisa, her bikini-contest-winning kid sister. The only detail May remembers...

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