Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi weren’t the only ones doing a double take at Vicki Gunvalson’s new look on The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8 premiere. The newly minted grandmother debuted a new face at Heather Dubrow’s lavish clambake to the surprise of many of her co-stars.
So why did Vicki decide to get plastic surgery done — and get in front of the camera so soon after her surgery?
Vicki Gunvalson dropped by Watch What Happens Live on April 1 to chat with host Andy Cohen about what her castmates had to say about her makeover.
“You know what, it was hurtful, but I knew I shouldn’t have been on camera right away,” she confessed to Andy. “I was only a week or two right out of surgery, and I did it and it’s like, whatever. What was I going to do, hide? I couldn’t hide.”
It’s true, hiding from the cameras when you’re on a reality show is an impossible feat. So did Slade Smiley’s jabs from Real Housewives of Orange County Season 7 actually drive Vicki into the arms of a plastic surgeon?
“You know what, if I did say that, Gretchen is going to kill me, so the answer is no, I didn’t do it because of Slade,” Vicki said. “At the end of the day, it hurt my feelings. It wasn't just Slade, there was a lot of people saying, ‘oh my nose is turned up, I look like miss piggy,’ and it made me self-conscious.”
Whatever Vicki’s reasoning was, we think this “glam-ma” is looking great!