Remember how the New York Housewives were forever banging on about "authenticity" last season? Well the Jersey gals don't give a flying Porsche about that hooey. In their gilded Franklin Lakes cage, fake totally rocks—right down to their silicone-filled racks. A more tanned, buffed, injected and polished group of ladies we simply cannot imagine. In fact, we've been so awestruck by their appearance that we recently got on the phone with three of the wives—Caroline, Dina and Danielle—for a closer look-see into their extensive beautifying and fitness regimes.
Although her home is utterly tricked-out with expensive Pilates machines, Dina admits that the Reformer is mostly unused and the Tower is "still in its wrapping." She heads to a Pilates studio three times a week for private sessions. ("I need a trainer to yell at me and tell me to put the ice cream down.") Dina's other indulgence is Shiatsu at Massage Envy, where she goes at least once a month. "I like that it's just hardcore," she says. "You go in, get naked, get rubbed. There's no fluff."
Still, she works out with that trainer in her massive home gym three times a week and pops over to Chateau every six weeks for a trim. And she isn't above a little inauthenticity when the situation warrants. For instance, she's now wearing artificial nails. "It's just easier," she says. "Bravo has taken over my life, and the gel tips allow me to go three weeks without a manicure."
The 46-year-old has also recently discovered the wonders of eyelash extensions. "I didn't have them on the show, but I do now, and I love them," she says. "If you'd like to tell people where I go, it's Bliss in Wayne, and the number is 973.692.1100. The owner's name is Laura. But it's not part of the Bliss chain of spas. It's just a separate salon named Bliss, because we're all blissful."
What Danielle isn't so blissed-out about, however, is the cumulative effect of all the Botox she's been getting of late. "I love it, but I'm beginning to think maybe they're doing a little too much to my forehead. Because I've heard people saying some pretty negative things."
Unfortunately, we weren't able to talk to the two other wives, so our burning questions about Jacqueline's cup size and Teresa's massive headbands will just have to wait.
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