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'A whole new person!' Woman's Ambush Makeover shocks her daughter

Two women received the makeovers of their lives on TODAY!
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Even though the Plaza was filled with witchcraft and wizardry, the Ambush Makeover team was ready to perform some magic of their own on two deserving ladies!

Jen Budd is a 42-year-old mom from Jacksonville, Florida. Budd has served in the Air Force and has been an MRI tech for the past 17 years.

Budd came to the Plaza with her two children and her husband.TODAY

She's visiting New York with her husband Garrett and their sons, Jackson and Camden. The family is trying to visit every baseball stadium in North America and they only have for more to go!

*Cutest family ever award!*


Budd is a loyal Ambush Makeover viewer and even times her showers on Thursdays so she never misses the big reveal — talk about commitment!

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Her husband said she deserved the makeover because of her generous spirit.

"She always puts everybody in front of her," he said before the show.


Budd couldn't help but get emotional when she saw her incredible makeover."

Oh my gosh, it's beautiful!" she said.

She couldn't believe the difference after her makeover.TODAY

For her look, she got a drastic haircut that was perfectly complemented with a beautiful auburn color to highlight her features. Jill Martin, TODAY contributor, chose a gorgeous blue, perforated dress from Nue by Shani to give Budd a modernly elegant look.

Cosse, who came to the Plaza with her daughter, hasn't changed her hair since high school.TODAY

Pam Cosse, a 59-year-old woman from Pasadena, California, was so excited to be selected for Ambush Makeover.

Cosse, who is in New York with her daughter, Ruth, 23, is retired and spends her time tutoring elementary school children.


Cosse doesn't like to wear makeup and hasn't changed her hairstyle since high school. She's ready for a big change.

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Her daughter Ruth said, "she always buys new clothes for me. It's time for her to get glammed up!"


Cosse couldn't believe the stunning new reflection she saw.

"Oh my, who is this?" she asked.

"It's a lot like Hoda's," said Kathie Lee about Cosse's new hair.

Hoda was very pleased with the comparison. "Twinsies!" she said.

Cosse was at a loss for words after seeing her dramatic transformation.TODAY

Louis Licari, world famous hair colorist, softened the color of her hair and Martin gave her a chic, cool look with a leather jacket from Andrew Marc, a pink shirt from White House Black Market, and jeans from NYDJ.

Congratulations to both beautiful women!