When Eve Betts appeared on Channel 4’s First Dates she was honest with her date right away and told him that she suffers from alopecia and has no hair. The-22-year-old removed the wig in front of her date Jordan, who is a teaching assistant from Pontypool, and brought viewers to tears.
Source: Channel 4
The Beauty therapist from Pontyrhyl, Wales opened up about her condition and said: “This is probably the weirdest date I’ve ever been on,” However, her date looked amazingly supportive and understanding and even encouraged the girl to continue the night without her wig on.
“One of the main reasons I wanted to do beauty was because I went through school and I was bullied. I didn’t have any eyebrows” Eve explained.
“I don’t ever feel upset about it. But]it’s really hard. My parents have to save really hard for me to have nice hair.My dad, he works so hard. He drew on my first set of eyebrows. I’d love somebody like my dad – a bit taller, but he’s got no hair like me, so somebody with a bit more hair to give our kids a chance.” she added.
Of course people on Twitter got teary eyed and emotional.
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) May 9, 2017
I need to learn to stop watching #FirstDates before work/on my break. Always crying
— Rachael Buck (@Rachaelgough91) May 10, 2017
Just cried watching first dates, eve is so beautiful and brave, a lot of respect for her❤️❤️ #FirstDates
— Sam♀️ (@sammarshall200) May 9, 2017
That girl on First Dates taking off her wig and her date telling her she’s still beautiful if the cutest thing I’ve ever seen
— Ells ✌️ (@Ellie_Tytler) May 10, 2017
#firstdates always restores my faith in people, brings a little tear to my eye and gives me a little bit of hope……….
— Sez (@Flamingroovy) May 10, 2017
— Penny Blake (@PenBlake) May 9, 2017
Alopecia is a hair-loss condition that affects one in every 100 people in the UK. Eve started losing her hair when she was just three years old.