I’ve always enjoyed reading about different hoaxes. I’d love to get a hoax of my own out there some day, although not in the style of Richard Heene! For now I’ll satisfy myself with counting down my 100 favourite/most disturbing hoaxes of all time. Watch for a new one every week day!
100. Bridezilla Freaks Out About her Hairdo
This 2007 viral video came out while I was planning my own wedding, and it gave me nightmares for weeks. The bride comes back from her hair appointment distraught that she hates her do, and melts down to the point where she takes a pair of scissors to her locks.
It’s terrible. For someone planning her wedding it’s the worst thing imaginable! (Okay maybe that’s an exaggeration).
I was so happy to find out that it was all staged:
It was all a hoax, as many suspected. There was no wedding. But there was some chopped hair.
Bridezilla’s real name is Jodi Behan, age 22 and an aspiring actress. She and her pals sure raised a ruckus, especially after yesterday’s Toronto Star story on the mystery video of a Canuck bridal meltdown playing on YouTube. The story helped drive up already sky-high views of the video by more than 300,000, making its 2.1 million views a genuine Canadian hit.