When theatrical agent Sterling, a ladies man known for signing his latest paramours onto his agency's talent roster, returns to New York from a trip to Europe, he tells his more down-to-earth partner, Lawson, that he has hired a beautiful Neopolitan acrobat he saw onstage in Italy. When the acrobat, Tina Bambinetti, arrives in their office, though, Sterling is shocked to find that, offstage, she is plain, unkempt and badly dressed. Crushed by Sterling's dismissive treatment, Tina performs some acrobatics that almost destroy the office, but her spunk impress Lawson. Later, Papa Bambinetti is convinced by scheming press agent Pepper that Tina would have a promising career in motion pictures if she just visited a "beauty hospital." Despite Tina's fears that the imposing beauticians will hurt her, she soon undergoes a complete transformation and emerges, to everyone's surprise, as a beautiful, well-dressed young woman. Lawson falls in love with Tina, who enjoys her new life and cannot decide between him and her career. One night, when Tina sees Lawson with another woman at the roof garden of her hotel, she angrily confronts them, then packs her bags to return to Italy. Lawson stops her before she boards her ship, though, after explaining that the woman was merely another client.