On the Say Yes to the Dress episode “Bionic Bride,” top bridal consultant Randy Fenoli helps fashion model Rebekah Marine find a dress. Rebekah is known as the Bionic Model as she has a prosthetic arm. She was born without a forearm and for the past 19 years she has worn a black prosthetic arm. For her wedding (which was in April 2018), she wore a gold prosthetic. She says “I wanted people to see it and notice it because I am proud of where I am right now.” The challenge was finding the right shade of gold. As Rebekah explains, “I didn’t want to look like C-3PO.”
One day prior to the airing of the Say Yes to the Dress episode, Rebekah posted a photo of her and her exposed belly – she’s 38 weeks pregnant with her first child, a son she calls “J”. Rebekah met her husband, medical school student Jared Paster, on the dating app Bumble in 2016 and they were engaged nine months later. (Note: Rebekah is featured in a Bumble advertising campaign, see photo below.) Say Yes to the Dress airs Saturdays at 8 pm on TLC.
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Happy 38 weeks, little man. We’ve come a long way! Weekly baby bump pictures are coming to an end soon, and your mommy and daddy are eagerly awaiting your official arrival. Your heartbeat rings in at a solid 140 bpm and your weight is, well, heavy, to say the least. Your mama gets very little sleep through the night with awful aches and pains, but knows this is just the beginning of a long, but TOTALLY worth it, journey with you. Sweet baby J, we’re ready whenever you are.
Rebekah for Bumble…