‘Real Housewives’ Star Reveals New Face on Live TV

by | April 2, 2013 at 2:34 PM | The Real Housewives of Orange County, Watch What Happens Live

"RHOOC" star Vicki Gunvalson on "What Watch Happens Live" (Photo: Bravo)

The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Vicki Gunvalson recently took “Nip/Tuck” to a whole new, nearly unrecognizable level!

Vicki debuted a dramatically different look on Monday night’s Season 8 “RHOOC” premiere, where her co-stars, and viewers, were taken aback by the “new” Vicki (don’t worry, she was back to the “old” screeching Vicki soon enough). The 51-year-old new grandmother had a whole bunch of plastic surgery during hiatus and it seems her face had not recovered and “settled” yet before filming on the new season had begun.

Gunvalson faced the unkind buzz about her facial reconstruction — and revealed her new (and now fully healed) look — on “Watch What Happens Live,” which aired later that night after the O.C. “Housewives” season premiere.

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After Andy Cohen introduced the new-and-improved Vicki, she confessed that she had “fat from my sides put in my face,” a nose job and a chin implant to improve her looks.

“I just kinda closed my eyes and said just do whatever you think will look good,” Vicki said.

Watch Vicki Gunvalson Unveil Her New Face on “Watch What Happens Live”:

Cohen then asked Vicki about one of the scenes from the premiere, in which some of her co-stars are seen making fun of her “new” face.

“It was hurtful…but you know what, I knew I shouldn’t have been on camera right away, I was only a week or two right out of surgery,” Vicki explained, “and I did it, and it’s like, whatever … What was I going to do, hide? I couldn’t hide.”

Cohen then had the gumption to ask Vicki if the reason she got all this plastic surgery was because last season Slade [Smiley] said she looked like “Miss Piggy.” WATCH THE CLIP BELOW.

“If I did say that, Gretchen [Rossi] 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, it was a lot of people saying my nose turned up, I looked like Miss Piggy … and it made me self-conscious.”

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” airs Mondays at 8/7c on Bravo.

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