You mean there were two Scam brides?
There have been two brides featured on the show with origins in Nigeria. They look absolutely nothing alike and one was featured a few seasons ago. The earlier one was there with her fiance, on vacation in NYC from England (I think London but I'm not certain). She found a dress with long lace sleeves and a high collar. Her budget was high, I think around $10K, and while she loved the dress, she and her fiance didn't have enough liquid funds with them to buy it. I remember him saying he didn't think they could move their money around in time before their vacation was over. She had dark skin, shorter not-straight black hair, a British accent, and was pretty thin. I didn't like the dress at all, but she seemed adorable and really nice.
The other bride, who was featured much more recently, was shopping for a dress to wear to her wedding in Toronto (I think she was having a wedding in Nigeria AND one in Toronto and already had a dress from K's for her Nigerian wedding that cost over $10K). She wanted a dress with head-to-toe crystals. She tried on the dress that the Boston New Year's Eve bride with the controlling husband bought. She was light-skinned, had long blond hair with bangs, had a fuller figure, and no accent to speak of.
Discussion of Liza, the more recent bride, begins around here.
Discussion of Sola, the British-Nigerian bride, begins around here.
(I didn't remember either of their names until I looked them up, and I must have seen the British bride on a rerun because I don't think I was watching the show when her episode first aired.) And yeah, the immediate leap from Nigerian to scam (with BOTH women) is at my "that's offensive" line.
Edited by Empress1, Feb 21, 2011 @ 5:44 PM.