Many families spend months apart from each other when one of the family members is in the military and gets deployed. The family member who was away might miss some very important events, including marriages, deaths and even the birth of their own children. Regardless of what the circumstances happen to be, however, the homecoming is always an anticipated event.
You have probably seen some of the many surprise homecoming videos that have been posted online. It always brings a tear to our eyes when we see children reunited with parents or husband and wife reunited. It is often the deployed individual who takes the time to make the surprise special but at other times, the family member at home may decide to do something to surprise them.
An Army wife in Fort Bragg, North Carolina decided to give one of those surprises. Her name is Lisa Beal and her husband was overseas on deployment for six months. She decided she would use those six months to give her husband a special surprise.
Lisa informed her husband that she had gained weight while he was overseas. In reality, the opposite was true. It wasn’t just a little weight that she had dropped, she had lost 50 pounds!
The transformation of her size was only the beginning of the surprise. She wanted to give her husband something even more special, so she enlisted the help of the Rachael Ray Show to get a complete makeover.
One of the individuals who helped with the makeover was Deshauna Barber, who is the current Miss USA. She is skilled at giving makeovers and she understands military life. After all, she serves as a US Army Reserves Captain. She didn’t do it alone, however, there was an entire team that helped with her hair, dress, and makeup. When all was said and done, she looked like a different person.
Lisa walked onto the stage after her makeover and the audience showed their approval by their applause. Rachael Ray also wanted to know about how comfortable she was in her new clothes but Lisa had something else in mind. You see, she had not even seen her own transformation up until that point!
When Lisa turned around and saw her reflection in the mirror, she loved it. It happened just moments before she was reunited with her husband and he grabbed her for the biggest hug!
You can see the reactions and the transformation in this video: