Since its premiere in November, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City has been causing a stir. Mormon influencers didn’t take too warmly to the show’s portrayal of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—and particularly, its depiction of the expectations that women in the community face as wives and homemakers, with cast members describing a culture that emphasizes Instagrammable perfection at all costs.   

Though members of the church have decried the show for being inaccurate on a number of fronts, from its accusations of bigotry and sexism in the community to its portrayal of Mormon attitudes toward divorce, one thing’s for sure: Plastic surgery is a recurring theme in the Salt Lake edition of the Bravo reality series. And cast members cite a cultural pressure tied to the religion as one of the reasons why they drop major dollars on Botox, fillers, breast augmentations, and more.

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