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We finally got to meet Season 9 newbie Lizzie Rovsek on this week's episode of Real Housewives of Orange County. But did you know she was actually a bit of a nerd while she was growing up? 

Lizzie reveals to The Dish that she was rather geeky in school. "I'm kind of a nerd," Lizzie admits. "I have always loved science, especially biology."

However, Lizzie proves that smart kids can be popular, too, as she was involved in student-body politics. "I was Senior Class President and Valedictorian," she says. Talk about an overachiever. 

We know that Lizzie  a former beauty pageant winner — has an amazing body. But she definitely works hard for it. "I ran the Honolulu Marathon in a little over 4 hours," she divulges. Way to go, Lizzie!

In addition to running, she also stays in shape by dancing. "I used to dream of being a Rockette," Lizzie reveals. "[In fact,] I used to be a dance instructor. I taught tap, ballet and jazz." But these days, there is one thing that matters most to her: motherhood. "I absolutely LOVE being a mom," she says. 

We love that Lizzie is so open about her herself, and we can't wait to see her appear on the show throughout the season. 

Are you surprised that Lizzie was a nerd? 

Source: The Dish