Tia's top beauty tip: apply heavy makeup carefully to prevent any cracks from showing
Life is fabulous for Tia Carpenter. She has it all, money, looks, a great job as the beauty expert at stylish "Platinum "magazine, and, at last, the attention of her unrequited high school love, Josh Banks. But Tia has a secret--back at school she was Barbara Baker, overweight, crooked teeth, frizzy hair, and no fashion sense. Cosmetic dentistry, major weight loss, and a complete makeover later, Tia has successfully erased her past life as Big Barb, tub of lard, until the day Juliet Gold, the bane of her teenage existence, arrives to work at the magazine. Juliet always got everything she ever wanted, and now she wants both Tia's job and Josh. Tia will have to use every makeover trick she's ever learned to stop Juliet from uncovering her past and stealing her man.