Real Housewives who look nothing like they used to

Real Housewives who look nothing like they used to

Date: 18 January 2017 18:58

Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards is an actress with a surprisingly decent IMDb page that includes recurring roles on Little House on the Prairie and ER. She's also Paris Hilton's aunt, although, unfortunately, not on the side of the family that owns one of the biggest hotel chains in the world. Richards is best known for being one of the long-time cast members of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which means getting plastic surgery is probably written into her contract.

During an interview with SiriusXM Stars (via the Daily Mail), Richards admitted she had her nose done. She also told People she's had "minimal Botox" and is "one of those people who thinks less is better. There are so many people who have so much done to their face. They never look better!" Just so we're all on the same page here: getting a nose job and injecting chemicals into your face to smooth out wrinkles is apparently cool, but everything else is overkill? Got it.

Kim Richards

Kim is Kyle Richard's older and lesser-known sister, which is remarkable considering Kim has been arrested for public intoxication, battery on a police officer, and shoplifting. She's also pretty candid about her cosmetic enhancements. She even let The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills film her nose job in Season 3, proving that the catty, superficial drama of these ladies isn't the most nauseating aspect of the show.

During the same SiriusXM Stars interview in which Kyle discussed her procedures, Kim also laid out her own nip/tuck inventory. "I did a little Botox at one point with my sister, and I did have implants that I had taken out. They made them too big, and I couldn't see my feet. Not that I loved my toes, but I would like to glance at them now and then," Kim said.

Porsha Williams

When you have nicknames for your boobs—Porsha Williams calls hers "Coco" and "Chanel"—you may be a tad too focused on your physical appearance. While she admitted to talk show host Steve Harvey that "the girls are new," and shared a stomach-churning video on Instagram of her nose being artificially inflated with some kind of mystery goo, she claims that's all the work she's had done.

No, she doesn't have new teeth, and no, she did not "have her ribs crushed" as one social media follower speculated. Still, it's undeniable that Williams has a new look. When The Real Housewives of Atlanta castmate Kandi Burruss had a feeling that Williams' butt may not be factory installed, she refuted the claim by jiggling her backside in Andy Cohen's face and calling it "cornbred fed" during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live. In reality, we may never know the whole truth about what Williams has or hasn't done, but we can all agree that she's definitely found the most creative ways to describe her new body, however it got that way.

Jacqueline Laurita

Jacqueline Laurita used to look like a fun Jersey girl who knew how to make a delicious marinara and would never ask if the pasta was gluten free, but after complaining openly on The Real Housewives of New Jersey about her family's financial struggles, she now gets eaten alive on social media whenever she spends money on anything—particularly plastic surgery. In December 2016, Laurita posted before and after shots of her eye lift procedure to Facebook, claiming she got a good deal in exchange for marketing her doctor's services. Followers were not having it. She also admitted on Twitter (via All About The Real Housewives All About The Truth) to a breast reduction and nose job, and mused about doing something to her "lower face," which was met with similar derision. Even though she's already made a big transformation, it seems Laurita is just getting warmed up. Who knows? With advancements in modern medicine, perhaps she'll be able to go full circle and have surgeons return her back to her original 1980s Bruce Springsteen video extra look.

Lisa Rinna

Over the years, studying Lisa Rinna's lips became something of a red carpet pastime. Even though the former soap star was keenly aware that this was going on, she kept her kisser sealed for two decades before coming clean on Today (via People). "I had silicone put in my top lip, not the bottom lip," she said. After the silicone hardened, she had cortisone injected, but that made things worse. She dealt with her lips getting "hard and bumpy, like peas" until finally going for lip reduction surgery in 2010. And if that description of her lip evolution grossed you out, brace yourself, because Harry Hamlin, Lisa's husband, can top that.

Hamlin told People, "Whatever change took place was so gradual, it never registered for me." He said, "her lips were always soft and supple," which is a detail so uncomfortably intimate that hearing it is like watching your parents make out. While The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star's pout is now much less pronounced, her professed love of Botox and fillers seems to be keeping her face wrinkle-free, like a real-life Photoshopped version of herself.

Kim Zolciak

Everyone knows Kim Zolciak's wig game is on point, and that definitely has the ability to drastically change her look, but over the years, there has also been endless speculation about work she may or may not have had done. During a 2016 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Zolciak finally put to rest any and all speculation by laying out a list of procedures that would have had Michael Jackson saying, "Damn, girl!"

"I've done my lips. I've been getting Botox since I was young, for migraines initially and now it's the obvious reason. I've had my boobs done. I fixed my hernia and had a tummy tuck at the same time, you know, it's one in the same. Oh, Ulthera! I just did [skin-tightening treatment] Ulthera…but it's not instant." she confessed. The skin-tightening was on her knees, by the way, just so you know how deep Zolciak is willing to go with the enhancements. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star shot down nose job rumors even though, at this point, why has she not had that done? Oh, that's right, this housewife is on plastic surgery pause right now, because she's still on blood thinners to guard against having another stroke, like the one she suffered while shooting Dancing With the Stars in 2015. Nothing like a pesky life-threatening health scare to get in the way of playing Mrs. Potato Head with your own face, right?

Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa Vanderpump, the British restaurateur and dog-mom to the most famous Pomeranian on the planet, is probably the least drastic of all of her nip-and-tucking co-stars on this list. Though not visible from the above photos, her butt is the biggest source of controversy. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star told Yahoo Style that talk show host Wendy Williams accused her of having butt implants, which Vanderpump denied. She said the nose job rumors are false too, despite the fact that she lives in Beverly Hills and they probably hand those out free with a tank of gas in that town. Vanderpump hasn't steered entirely clear of the cosmetic surgeon's office. "The only thing I've done to my face is put a little bit of filler," she said, which seems like it's always the first and most downplayed cosmetic enhancement these ladies are willing to discuss.

Brandi Glanville

Brandi Glanville is known for never holding back, so it's no surprise that as a guest on Good Work, she was extremely candid about the changes she's made to her body. In fact, when asked by host Rupaul what she's had done, Glanville burst right out of the gate talking about her boob job and vaginal rejuvenation surgeries, which was an effective move, because by starting there, how shocking was the rest of the list going to be?

When asked what she's done to her face, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star laughed and said, "Tons." If we had to guess, we'd say she walked into her surgeon's office and said, "Give me one of everything." Even her hairline looks different. She claims she's avoided having actual facial surgery over fear of being put under, but not all of her non-invasive procedures were good experiences. Glanville said she has "definitely overfilled and had some bad Botox where your eyes drop," which, if we're being honest, sounds way more terrifying than counting backwards from ten and waking up hours later with new cheeks.

Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel is one of the more outspoken members of all of the ladies, yet The Real Housewives of New York firecracker has long denied rumors about having plastic surgery on her face—she's admitted to breast implants and augmentation—attributing noticeable differences in her mug to a makeup trick where she turns the ends of her fake eyelashes "up a little bit."

When asked about the drastic change in her jawline over the years, Frankel explained it by saying she got Botox injections to treat her temporomandibular joint syndrome, although she also fessed up to using it on other parts of her face. She told the Daily Mail (via Bravo), "Maybe once a year when I think of it, l'll be like, oh I look like a Shar Pei, let me do that." We'd like to just go on the record here and clarify: that was an actual quote from Frankel in which she compared herself to a droopy-faced dog. We had nothing to do with that except for copying it here. Moving on.

Tamra Judge

If there was a contest among the Real Housewives casts for "Who would have been most likely to appear in a Whitesnake video?," Tamra Judge would win. Though The Real Housewives of Orange County star's transformation into a bodybuilder played out on the show, she was less than forthcoming about other changes.

When asked if she'd done anything to her face on an episode of Watch What Happens Live (via E! News), Judge played coy with host Andy Cohen, answering "Nothing, zero." She finally relented slightly, saying "Maybe just a little," in reference to fillers in her cheeks, but that's as far as she would go. Judge also reacted to an accuser on Twitter (via TooFab), writing, "funny cuz Ive had zero face work done…It's called only need having 13% body fat….Try it!" Those tweets have since been deleted, which is interesting, because Judge later admitted to Extra that she'd had a nose job, five breast surgeries, and used fillers. There's been speculation about something going on with Judge's eyes, but that's probably attributable to a healthy diet or something.

Kelly Dodd

At the time of this writing, Kelly Dodd is a relative newcomer to The Real Housewives of Orange County, so when it comes to a significant change in appearance, hers might not be so evident to viewers. However, when compared to a TBT pic she posted to her Instagram from ten years ago, there is a definite difference.

This is interesting for two reasons: 1. With only one season under her belt, Dodd has already made a name for herself as a drama factory, having had confrontations with much of the existing cast, including Heather Dubrow, who Dodd accused of having a nose job. 2. Dodd looks like she may have had some work done herself. Not to mention, she's sporting a set of chompers so perfect they look like they're still in the mold. She's denied cosmetic enhancements, so either she'll follow the RHOC playbook and spill the beans later, or this topic has been much ado about nothing.

Taylor Armstrong

We thought the former Taylor Armstrong was a beautiful woman, but she apparently disagreed. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is not bashful about her enhancements, citing lip filler, Botox, and a boob job. "You should've seen what I looked like before," she told Sirius XM Radio (via the Daily Mail). "Oh my God! I mean, scary!"

We did see you before, and we see you after, and we're just going to stop talking.

Melissa Gorga

After having her spot blown up on The Real Housewives of New Jersey when former friend Laurita accused her of having "four nose jobs and everything else that you won't even admit to," Melissa Gorga was forced to reveal that she did have her nose done. She referred to it as "the worst kept secret," despite the fact that in the past she repeatedly attributed her nose's shapely new look to "contouring." In an interview with The Daily Dish (via Bravo), Melissa explained, somewhat melodramatically, that she didn't want to reveal the nose job because, "It's something that's personal to me. It's one of the very few things that is personal in my life at this point."

Gorga also played the kid card, saying, "I have children, and there are certain things I don't feel like I need to blurt all over the world." Call us crazy, but we're pretty sure the kids would notice mommy walking around with black eyes and a giant bandage wrapped around her head. While it's true that it was crappy for Laurita to spout off like that, Gorga needs to realize that when you substantially change a feature on your face while starring on one of the most popular reality shows of all time, you don't necessarily get to play the victim when people are curious about it.


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