Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 returns July 13, and with the new season comes the a familiar face: Dina Manzo. The once and future housewife left the show after Season 2. Is she glad she decided to make the return?

Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Dina at the The Paws for Style fashion show at Pacha in NYC on May 14, 2014. The event, which featured adorable puppies showing off the best in doggie fashion, benefited the Humane Society of New York, and of course Dina — who joked that she "like[s] animals better than people!" — was there with her two-legged pup Gracie, who was all decked out in a Maggie Norris original.  

We chatted with Dina before the pair walked the doggie runway, and she dished on Season 6, telling us she can sum it all up in one word: "refreshing."

Refreshing is good, right? So, is Dina glad she decided to return to the show?

"Yeah," she said when we asked if she's happy with that decision. "It was a great season. I think the fans are gonna love it, I think it has a great vibe, and the new girls are a lot of fun."

The "new girls" are new housewives Amber Marchese and identical twins Teresa Aprea and Nicole Mauriello. Based on the recently released promo for the season, it's definitely going to be very different vibe this year.

Are you excited to see Dina back on the show? Let us know in the comments below!


Catch the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 6 premiere on July 13, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

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