There's an old saying, "Suffer to be beautiful." In this section you'll encounter apocryphal tales of those who took this maxim all too literally.
Jeans wearer is strangled by shrink-to-fit pants.
Woman dies from bites of spiders nesting in her hairdo.
Woman dies after visiting too many tanning parlors in one day.
Woman's inflatable bra explodes on an airplane.
Cher had a pair of ribs surgically removed to achieve an ultra-small waist.
At one time, dieters attempted to lose weight by ingesting tapeworms.
Temporary henna causes permanent scars.
Sorority house plumbing destroyed by stomach acids of
Weave made from hair taken from a dead person causes worms to grow in recipient's scalp.