Dina Manzo and Melissa Gorga were the lucky chosen to represent the Real Housewives of New Jersey at this year's Bravo Upfronts and they were open books when it came to fielding reporters' questions. When Allure Magazine asked them how they changed themselves to fit their reality TV lifestyles, both ladies dished on their transformations — or lack thereof.

"I'm not going to lie. I did not wear this much makeup before I was on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. There was no need for it. I was a lip gloss and mascara kind of girl. I definitely picked up the beauty regime, especially in the makeup area," Melissa shared.

As for her extreme workout schedule? That was always in place.

"That said, I always worked out. I was always healthy. And do the coifs get bigger and bigger? They do. And anybody who denies it is lying," she added.

Meanwhile, Dina revealed that being on the show clashes with her usual low-maintenance style.

"I noticed that on the show, when you just have mascara on, it's just not enough. I have big eyes to begin with, but you either have to have false eyelashes or you look like you have none. So now I have extensions, and I wake up glam every day," Dina explained.

"Did I already have big hair? Um, yeah, I'm a Jersey girl," she went on. "But I took four years off, and I came back and walked around like I really walk around every day. And I was surprised to see these girls come in full face every single day. We're just going to get our nails done, why are you wearing pumps? Whereas, you'll find me with a ponytail on top. I'm very low maintenance. I only look high maintenance sometimes."

Check out the full interview for input from lots of other non-Jersey housewives!

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Source: Allure Magazine