Whoa! Get ready to drop some jaws, people. We never imagined that dark-haired Kathy Wakile could ever pull off blonde hair, but once upon a time, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was a flaxen beauty. Even crazier, Kathy's pale yellow locks were all natural — she was a blonde as a little girl!

Kathy's husband, Richard Wakile, took to Twitpic to share a flashback photo from his lady's towheaded days.

Credit: Twitter Photo: Kathy Wakile Was Blonde as a Kid

"My wife @KathyWakile as a blond! #Natural," Rich wrote next to the surprising image.

It's true! A wide-eyed child of six or seven years old is staring back at the camera beneath a mop of strawberry blonde hair! We're not sure we would have recognized this little cutie as Kathy on our own, but after staring into those big pale blue eyes, there's no denying that this is definitely her.

What's more, is it just us or does the kid in this picture look kinda familiar? If you made Kathy's hair darker and put a sassy smirk on her face, she'd be a dead ringer for Gia Giudice today. Teresa Giudice's daughter has the same big eyes, cute button nose, and full-lipped pout.

Of course, Kathy and her cousin, Teresa, also look a lot alike. Some might even mistake them for sisters!

We wonder if Teresa was also blonde when she was a kiddo. We know that Gia was a brunette even as a baby of nine months, so we're not sure where Kathy got her blonde genes from.

Are you surprised to learn that Kathy used to have blonde hair? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.