“Real Housewives of New Jersey” Cat Fight Reveals Lots of Plastic Surgery
The Real Housewives of New Jersey ladies bared their claws in a recent reunion show, bashing the work their fellow co-stars have had done and finally coming clean about their own plastic surgery procedures. Kathy Wakile was at the center of the RHONJ showdown, confessing to undergoing lip injections to plump up her otherwise ultra-thin lips. That’s not the only cosmetic procedure Kathy has had during the past year though; the 46-year-old also admitted to having a rhinoplasty on New Year’s Eve, although she claims she only did it to remove the bump she had from two broken noses. Apparently she’s not too athletic. Go figure.
Kathy’s lovely co-stars Caroline Manzo, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Jacqueline Laurita were also present for the reunion show, and had their own fair share of plastic surgery procedures to dish about. Jacqueline admitted to having facial fillers injected at the first hint of her face sagging, while Caroline revealed that she had a tummy tuck at the age of 39. Teresa didn’t exactly confess to getting Botox or facial fillers on her own, but Caroline made sure everyone was aware of Teresa’s plastic surgery, including the boob job she received during season one. In return, Teresa recommended that Caroline do something about her wrinkles, sagginess and “blubber,” considering the fact that she is on TV and all.
Caroline’s daughter, Lauren Manzo, discussed her reasons for undergoing lap band surgery, and gave Teresa a piece of her mind as well, saying that comments like hers are the ones that result in people killing themselves. All in all, the Real Housewives of New Jersey was probably a big hit as far as ratings go, considering the women turned the show into a full-on cat fight and succeeded in perpetuating the horrific stereotypes regarding people from New Jersey. And then there’s the paradox posed by calling these women “real” housewives, when they’ve confessed that their noses, lips, bellies and wrinkle-free faces are far from it. Reality television at its finest, folks.