Heidi Montag's mom looked at her like she was 'a circus freak'

Heidi Montag is shocked and horrified by the way her mother reacted to her brand new face.

Yeah, well, imagine how shocked and horrified her poor mom, Darlene Egelhoff, was to not be able to recognize her own daughter.

"I was nervous, but also excited." Montag tells People about the first meeting with her mom since her ten plastic surgeries. "I never thought in my wildest dreams she was going to react the way she did."