Danielle Staub is a cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She's easily the most controversial contestant on the Bravo series....

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The Real Housewives have been serving up juicy reality TV drama since back in 2006 when it all started in the OC.

Ah, it's hard to remember life before these ladies graced our screens...

But there once was a time before the bling, fame, and public cat fights.

We've got the pictures to prove it. Let's take a trip to the past, shall we?

Check out some of the best of the best throwback photos of some of your favorite Real Housewives of Orange County, Beverly Hills, Atlanta, Miami, N.Y.C. and N.J.!

Real Housewives: Before They Were Reality Stars!
Aww, look at young Beverly Hills Housewife Kyle Richards!
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Kyle Richards: Before The Real Housewives

1. Kyle Richards: Before The Real Housewives

Aww, look at young Beverly Hills Housewife Kyle Richards!


Joyce Giraud: Before The Real Housewives

2. Joyce Giraud: Before The Real Housewives

All hail Beverly HIlls' Joyce Giraud, beauty queen and former Miss Puerto Rico.


Lisa Vanderpump: Before The Real Housewives

3. Lisa Vanderpump: Before The Real Housewives

Aww, Beverly Hills housewife Lisa Vanderpump showed off this sweet flashback photo.


Brandi Glanville: Before The Real Housewives

4. Brandi Glanville: Before The Real Housewives

RHOBH's Brandi looks like she hasn't aged in over 10 years!


Yolanda Foster: Before The Real Housewives

5. Yolanda Foster: Before The Real Housewives

Beverly Hills beauty and former model Yolanda Foster looks stunning while posing with her babies.


Cynthia Bailey: Before The Real Housewives

6. Cynthia Bailey: Before The Real Housewives

Guess who? This little cutie is Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey.


Kandi Burruss: Before The Real Housewives

7. Kandi Burruss: Before The Real Housewives

Atlanta's Kandi Burruss shared this throwback photo. Love it!


Bethenny Frankel: Before The Real Housewives

8. Bethenny Frankel: Before The Real Housewives

Two housewives for the price of one! Kyle Richards posted this blast from the past of her hanging with Bethenny Frankel.


Joanna Krupa: Before The Real Housewives

9. Joanna Krupa: Before The Real Housewives

Miami's Joanna Krupa is a successful model. Look at this 2008 Maxim cover!


Caroline Manzo: Before The Real Housewives

10. Caroline Manzo: Before The Real Housewives

Jersey's own Caroline Manzo as a curly-haired teen.


Danielle Staub: Before The Real Housewives

11. Danielle Staub: Before The Real Housewives

It's no secret that former Jersey housewife Danielle Staub has an interesting past... Here's a pic of her modeling a bikini!


Kim Richards: Before The Real Housewives

12. Kim Richards: Before The Real Housewives

Kim Richards was a major child star. Check her out on the set of Magnum P.I. back in 1982.


Sonja Morgan: Before The Real Housewives

13. Sonja Morgan: Before The Real Housewives

NYC's Sonja Morgan had one heck of an '80s 'do! Nice work.


Jacqueline Laurita: Before The Real Housewives

14. Jacqueline Laurita: Before The Real Housewives

NJ's Jacqueline Laurita was a blonde back in the day.


Melissa Gorga: Before The Real Housewives

15. Melissa Gorga: Before The Real Housewives

Another adorable young housewife... This baby photo belongs to Jersey's Melissa Gorga.


Tamra Barney: Before The Real Housewives

16. Tamra Barney: Before The Real Housewives

OCs Tamra was quite the bodacious bikini babe. Still is!


Gretchen Rossi: Before The Real Housewives

17. Gretchen Rossi: Before The Real Housewives

Can you guess which housewife this photo is of? You're looking at little Gretchen Rossi.


Ramona Singer: Before The Real Housewives

18. Ramona Singer: Before The Real Housewives

Ramona and Mario had a totally tubular bikini party once upon a time.


Click through the many classic shots of big '80s hair, ridiculous outfits, and adorable baby pics along the way and tell us: Who's your favorite housewife?

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Has this Danielle Staub rumor become a reality? Is the reality star-turned-stripper returned to the series that made her a household joke name?

Yes, according to the latest issue of In Touch Weekly.

Danielle Staub Red Carpet Pose

"Bravo has offered Danielle a contract,” a show insider tells the tabloid. “Danielle is contemplating whether this will be full-time or part-time.”

Why would The Real Housewives of New Jersey want such a polarizing figure back in the fold?

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Great news for all Bravo viewers who were growing sick of hating on Teresa Giudice:

Danielle Staub may be on her way back to The Real Housewives of New Jersey!

Photo of Danielle Staub

Arguably the most disliked member of that entire franchise, Staub tells TMZ that she has met with Andy Cohen.

"It was a general meeting," she said."There was a lot of talk about everything -- including Housewives."

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Remember Danielle Staub? No? That pretty much sums up the former reality star's financial woes.

The ex-Real Housewives of New Jersey star - who once bragged about her Black American Express Card- has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, ironically listing American Express as one of her 35 creditors.

Danielle Staub Photograph

Staub reportedly owes between $500,000 and $1,000,000, the same amount listed as her assets, according to her court petition.

Since exiting the Bravo franchise, Danielle has unsuccessfully tried to capitalize on her fame, from charging money to speak to idiots on the phone to stripping at Scores in New York City.

It's shocking no one turned out to pay money for the latter, isn't it?

Other creditors listed on the bankruptcy petition include: the Internal Revenue Service, the State of New Jersey Division of Taxation, PSE&G and nine law firms, along with the Township of Wayne, where Staub resided during her stint on the show.

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What do a former Real-Housewife-turned-stripper, an ex-Charlie Sheen play thing and someone who had sex with Hugh Hefner have in common?

They can all be found at Dial-A-Star!

Yes, this new service gives regular folks the chance to speak with Z-listers such as Danielle Staub, Capri Anderson and Crystal Harris on the phone, for as low as $10/minute!

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According to founder Gina Rodriguez, the celebrities are in charge of their rate and no one is doing better than Staub, who has reportedly raked in $1,000 in an hour.

"I think recording artists will do really well," Rodriguez tells The Huffington Post. "Imagine if Lady Gaga did it."

So, how much are these nobodies bringing in? Tila Tequila asks for $20/minute; Dina Lohan $18/minute; OctoMom $12/minute and Michael Lohan $10/minute. AND PEOPLE ARE PAYING IT!!!

Which, of course, forces us to ask: which of these "stars" would you most want to chat with on the phone?

 

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In the wake of Russell Armstrong's suicide, numerous past and present members of the Real Housewives family have spoken out, sending their thoughts and prayers to this troubled man's loved ones.

Danielle Staub? She's taken the opportunity to bring the focus back to her and her own painful struggle.

Danielle Staub on ET

If Danielle Staub needs help, we hope she gets it. Away from the camera and the spotlight.

"I was very close to taking my own life - not just on one occasion," Staub told Entertainment Tonight this week. "And what always saved me was the thought of my children living with that for the rest of their lives. I didn't want them to have that memory of me. I wanted them to remember me - even if I'm going through my struggles - alive."

So, just to read behind the self-serving lines: Danielle Staub is a stronger, more thoughtful person than Russell Armstrong.

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You asked for it (okay, probably not) and now you've got it. Reality TV's most notorious hair-pulling, table-flipping, prostitution-whoring villain is back.

Danielle Staub is cooking up drama on VH1's Famous Food.

Seven celebs - well, six celebs and one actual prostitute (Ashley Dupre) will battle for an ownership stake in the LA-based Dolce restaurant group.

In a promo for the show, which premieres Sunday, Danielle offers five reasons to watch the series and gets in some quality digs at her co-stars.

Heidi Montag, for one, is "not the sharpest tool in the shed." Which we've known for years, but good to know. Check out Staub's Famous Food promo here:

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Danielle Staub has admitted that she needs psychiatric help.

But she may soon need monetary assistance, as well.

Danielle Staub Stripper Pic

The former Real Housewife of New Jersey was paid $25,000 to strip for one night at Scores, an establishment in New York. That venue is now suing the reality star for breach of contract, claiming she reneged on a three-year deal and owes it $375,000.

Telling TMZ this is a "crystal clear breach of contract," a rep from Scores say Staub has not said a word to the club after telling the world she's no longer working for it.

We'll have more on this story as news breaks - and, hopefully, as Staub's clothes remain in.

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Danielle Staub is going from the pole to the couch.

A day after naked photos of the reality star stripping at Scores hit the Internet, Staub says she's walked away from that gig and is seeking professional help for problems anchored in childhood sexual abuse.

"I have addictions with love and low self-esteem, and I need help," Danielle tells People. "For years I have had the suicide hotline on my cell phone and would like nothing more than to free myself from this constant pressure."

In Need of Assistance

While we don't doubt Staub has issues and we hope she solves them soon, it's a bit hard to take the former Real Housewife of New Jersey seriously when she's filming a reality show right now with Heidi Montag and Jake Pavelka - and when she says she has "sought out" Dr. Drew for assistance.

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Danielle Staub has left The Real Housewives of New Jersey, predicted the demise of that franchise and moved on to greener pastures.

Or naked, seedy, degrading pastures, to be more accurate.

The former reality star and current Ray J sex partner has signed a three-year deal with Scores, a strip club in New York. The contract calls for Staub to do one live appearance and occasionally appear on the establishment's website.

Want a sneak peek at (for some reason) at the ex-Real Housewife getting real naked on stage? Read on...

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