The biggest 'Real Housewives' glow-ups: Before-and-after photos

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Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchises serve up glitz and glamour multiple nights a week, but their stars didn’t always look this good. Ever wondered what the ladies’ lives were like before cameras followed their every move? Wonderwall.com is rounding up the biggest “Real Housewives” glow-ups, starting with this beauty… “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” OG Kyle Richards was a child star who already lived quite the glamorous life before Bravo — just look at her here at hotspot eatery Spago in West Hollywood in 1985! But she’s definitely undergone a massive transformation in the years since…

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Though she still loves wearing black, Kyle Richards looks quite different these days. The beauty has gone under the knife multiple times — and been honest with fans about her procedures. She’s admitted to a nose job, Botox, liposuction and dental veneers and Bravo bigwig Andy Cohen accidentally revealed during a “Watch What Happens Live” taping in 2022 that she’d just a breast reduction too.

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You might not recognize her, but that woman on the left is one of our favorite “Real Housewives” stars: It’s Kandi Burruss, seen here with her former girl group, Xscape, in 1993.

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“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss has had a major glow-up from her Xscape days. The beauty has changed up her style since joining the show in season 2 in 2009 and has also gone under the knife. But in true Kandi fashion, she’s always honest about it, opening up in 2021 on her YouTube channel about exactly what she’s had done: liposuction, a tummy tuck, breast implants and, most recently in 2021, a breast reduction. Her fan-favorite status has led her to appear on six different Bravo spinoffs including five of her own — “The Kandi Factory,” “Kandi’s Wedding,” “Kandi’s Ski Trip, “Xscape: Still Kickin’ It” and, most recently, “Kandi & the Gang.” She’s also appeared on other reality shows, coming in fifth on season 2 of “Celebrity Big Brother” and winning season 3 of “The Masked Singer.”

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The woman who started it all — Vicki Gunvalson — ushered in the “Housewives” era when she began starring on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” way back in 2006. The insurance businesswoman showed it was possible to be a doting mom and hard worker on the series, which then typically centered around more traditional housewives who married rich and stayed home. Over the years, Vicki’s looks have changed pretty dramatically…

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Vicki Gunvalson is a new woman these days! The former star of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” has fessed up to various plastic surgeries — including a face lift — over the years, making some big changes to her face as well as her physique. She most recently wrapped a season of “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” in 2022, three years after leaving her franchise.

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Teddi Mellencamp (right) is seen here in 2006 — 11 years before she joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” in season 8. Though she was already living a pretty fabulous life as the daughter of rocker John Mellencamp, some big changes were in her future…

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Teddi Mellencamp underwent a neck lift in May 2022 — a month before she posed for this photo — but that’s not the only big change she’s made to her body. She’s also fessed up to having breast enhancement surgery after losing a lot of weight, telling a fan on social media who asked if she’d had a lift done, “Mine didn’t need a lift. They deflated after breastfeeding and weight loss so they added 210 cc implants.”

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Larsa Pippen was already a famous basketball wife (she was married to Scottie Pippen) when she joined the original cast of “The Real Housewives of Miami” in 2011. A decade later, Bravo rebooted the series on streaming service Peacock and requested Larsa join the gang again, though it might have been tough for viewers to identify her…

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Though it seems impossible, this really is Larsa Pippen today. The beauty has undergone numerous procedures and seemingly morphed into a new person who looks a lot like her former pal Kim Kardashian. Larsa, who split from hubby Scottie Pippen in 2016, only to reunite then call things off again in 2018, has fessed up to getting her nose, lips and boobs done. Many suspect she’s had butt implants too, though she’s claimed her body has just changed from gaining 40 pounds and working out.

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One of the most iconic glow-ups in “Real Housewives” history belongs to Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who joined “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” when it launched in 2008. She starred on the show through its fifth season and led two spinoffs, “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding” and “Don’t Be Tardy,” the latter of which ran for eight seasons. During her time on Bravo, she morphed into a totally new person…

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann has a major love for plastic surgery. She’s been open about her procedures, fessing up to things like lip fillers, a tummy tuck and a boob job, though she’s denied having a nose job despite widespread speculation that she had a rhinoplasty too.

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We met Jennifer Aydin back in 2018 when she joined “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” during season 9 as the wife of a prominent plastic surgeon… so it’s no surprise that her face looks a little different these days.

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Though she’s married to a plastic surgeon, Jennifer Aydin doesn’t have her husband, Dr. Bill Audin, do everything. Though she did fess up to having him perform her liposuction and breast augmentation, she went to Turkey, where her parents were born, to get work done on her face in 2021. She documented her chin implant surgery and nose job on Instagram, sharing photos, and was open about her decision to ultimately remove her chin implant in 2022. (She’s seen here a few months later.)

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Though she was married to a famous lawyer at the time (who was later revealed to be a famously scandal-plagued lawyer), when Erika Jayne was trying to make a name for herself in music, she sported a rather understated look (especially here in 2007). She’s now been on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” since 2015 and has a much more over-the-top look.

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When you think of Erika Jayne, you think glamour. From her “expensive to be me” spending habits to her pop star career, the blonde never shies away from the finer things in life — like bold fashion and an even bolder beauty look. She’s also fessed up to getting a nose job at 41.

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Everyone knows Candiace Dillard was already a stunner before signing on to star on season 3 of “The Real Housewives of Potomac” in 2018 — she was a real life beauty queen! But she managed to upgrade her look even further after adding reality star to her resume.

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Candiace Dillard is even more beautiful today. Though rumors have swirled about a nose job, the reality star has denied going under the knife and credits her new look to good makeup.

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Recognize the lady on the right? That’s “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Lisa Barlow at an event for her company, Vida Tequila, with hubby John Barlow way back in 2007.

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We met Lisa Barlow on Bravo in 2020 when the first season of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” started with a serious upgrade in her style. She’s been rumored to have had work done, namely a nose job and fillers, but the reality star maintains she’s all natural, once writing on her Instagram Story, “I have nothing against the unnatural. I just prefer to be natural.”

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Dorit Kemsley joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” in 2016. The swimwear designer is seen here that same year.

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Today, Dorit Kemsley looks quite glammed up with seemingly bigger lips and a smaller nose. Despite a change in appearance, the reality star maintains she’s only had a boob job, fillers and Botox… no facial plastic surgery. One thing is for sure: Her daily fashion has certainly enjoyed a glow-up!

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Phaedra Parks, seen here in 2007, joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” during season 3 in 2010. Over the years, she’s seemingly made a lot of changes to her appearance…

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Phaedra Parks is a new woman! After six seasons on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and one season of “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” under her belt, the Georgia peach has changed things up tremendously… though she hasn’t exactly copped to what she’s had done, aside from a non-surgical weight loss and muscle-toning treatment on her tummy in 2021.

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This one’s a bit of a shocker! This lady, seen here in 2012, joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” nearly a decade later in 2021. Sutton Stracke was already a socialite with a penchant for couture clothing before she joined Bravo, but she’s definitely upped the fab factor since becoming a reality star…

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Sutton Stracke continues to love couture but sports a more glammed-up look these days. Just check her out during an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” in 2022! As far as more permanent changes to her look, the boutique owner denies having any work done.

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Melissa Gorga is nearly unrecognizable from her early days on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” She officially joined the show in 2011, though as OG star Teresa Giudice’s sister-in-law, she did appear on a few episodes in 2010 — the year she’s pictured here — before becoming a main cast member.

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In 2016, Melissa Gorga finally fessed up to making a very big change to her face — a nose job. She confirmed it after fans buzzed about the rumors for nearly five years. She also seems to have embraced lip fillers, as she sports a much plumper pout now.

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This photo of “The Real Housewives of New York City” OG Ramona Singer (with former hubby Mario Singer) was snapped one year before the Bravo show debuted. Despite enduring a rocky road on the series, she continues to be a fixture on the network — though she has a slightly different look these days…

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Ramona Singer seems to have found the fountain of youth. The OG “The Real Housewives of New York City” star looks younger here than she did in the previous photo from 15 years earlier! In typical Ramona fashion, the newly licensed reality estate agent has been open about getting things done. She fessed up to having a boob job in 2016 and admitted she’s had an eye lift and also gets Botox twice a year.

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Gretchen Rossi joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” in 2008. Though she was already a pretty glamorous blonde, she’s jazzed things up a bit more since then…

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Gretchen Rossi is much more glam today, nearly a decade after hanging up her “Housewives” hat after season 8 of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” back in 2013. After Andy Cohen point-blank asked Gretchen if she’d had a nose job, she denied it and claimed it was just makeup, explaining, “My makeup artist has been doing some shading on my nose. It makes it look so much thinner, which is what I’d want it to do if I went and got a nose job.”


































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