'Bridezilla' YouTube video: many debate legitimacy
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
A new video on popular internet video site YouTube has raised a question: Is it fake or real?
The movie entitled Bride Has Massive Hair Wig Out that was released on the 18th of January shows a woman who is going to get married within hours, but instead she cuts off all her hair.
First, the woman, named Jodie, who has just got her hair done at the hairdressers', comes back to a hotel room where three bridesmaids are doing last-minute preparations. She runs in and falls to the ground screaming that her hair is ugly. They try to comfort her, but that isn't enough for the so called "Bridezilla": she cuts off her hair with a pair of scissors while the bridesmaids watch, taping it all on video camera.
The video, which is still on the main page of YouTube, has been watched over 2 million times. The person who posted the video, wigoutgirl, claims to be 25 and from Canada. It is speculated that the video was shot in a Toronto, Ontario hotel room.
Some YouTube users are saying that it is fake, some say it's real.
Poster was a student at Toronto's Ryerson University
On February 1, 2007, the original poster, wigoutgirl, removed the video from YouTube. She is a student at Ryerson University in Toronto.  The 22-year-old, Jodi Behan, did cut her hair. The video was filmed by Ingrid Hass, a Ryerson University graduate.
They did it to promote their acting skills.
"I mean, there's going to be lots of different things you're going to have to do for acting parts so why hold out?" said Jodi Behan. "We're all actors so we're really excited for all the opportunities for everyone."
- "YouTube bride video has hair company roots" — , February 2, 2007
- "Bridezilla with a bad hair day was really an actress" — , February 2, 2007
- Ron Nurwisah. "Bridezilla video a made-in-Canada hoax" — , February 1, 2007
- Peter Howell - Movie Critic. "Is wiggy Bridezilla for real?" — , January 31, 2007
- Brian Liu. "Bridezilla wig-out real or fake?" — , January 31, 2007
- "Bride Has Massive Hair Wig Out". YouTube, Posted on January 2007 by wigoutgirl (This video has been removed by the user.)