Heidi Montag ‘s Mother Thinks Heidi Looks Like a Circus Freak, Ringling Brothers Demands Retraction

Halloween came way early for Darlene Egelhoff this year. Egelhoff, mother of newly transformed Hills blonde Heidi Montag, got an up-close look at her daughter’s new face when Montag returned to her hometown of Crested Butte, Colorado, to flaunt the results of her plastic surgery spree.

Surprise—her mom hated it! How much did she hate it? Let’s let Montag recall the encounter:

“I never thought in my wildest dreams she was going to react the way she did. She was looking at me almost like a zoo animal. It wasn’t like I was her daughter anymore. She was looking at me like I was a circus freak…I tried to leave it as best as I could, but my heart was breaking.”

Ouch. Good thing for Heidi that her new face was probably still too stiff to register her disappointment.

But really, a circus freak? Isn’t that a little harsh? To the circus freaks, we mean. To be fair, they usually don’t enlist the services of a plastic surgeon to make themselves grotesque. And unlike Montag, they’re generally only unpleasant on the outside.