The Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Wait, WHAT Did Joe Giudice Say?!

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It's hard to believe it, but Teresa Giudice took part in her first bodybuilding competition on Wednesday's The Real of Housewives of New Jersey. 

Oh yes, we're talking about the woman who made a career for herself out of flipping tables with all of her might and flying off the handle at her co-stars for the littlest of things. 

Teresa Giudice Shows off Ripped Body

The truth is, Teresa could probably dominate in the UFC if she put her mind to it. 

But she had to settle for the bodybuilding competition we've heard so much about of late.

If you watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online, you know that Teresa's trainer previously said her body looked like "s--t" because she was not following the low carb, high fitness regime. 

Hey, it's tough going when it comes to these competitions, but did she manage to get it together for the big competition? 

YES. 

Teresa Giudice Attends Daughter's Party

Teresa took to the stage looking ripped, tanned and ready for action donning a purple bikini. 

The episode kicked off with Frank Catania giving Teresa a pre-show rub-down. 

"I love my job," he gushed before teasing:

"As long as you don't send this to Joe."

Teresa was still unsure about whether telling her husband Joe about her new hobby. 

'I've been on the fence whether or not I should tell Joe that I'm doing this bikini competition,' she admitted she said. 

Teresa Giudice Promotes RHONJ

This comes weeks after Giudice revealed her husband previously told her she would not be taking part. 

"I never know how he's going to react to things, but then a week ago, I did tell him about it. And he just said, 'I hope you win.'"

"I was kind of shocked. I was like, 'Oh wow, he is changing in there.'"

Either that or he was too busy worrying about the prospect of being separated from his family if he was deported. 

The action then moved to two days before the competition, and Teresa was having a workout with Frank. 

Teresa Giudice on GMA

"Your butt's getting a little smaller now, isn't it," he said. 

"I am getting nervous about getting onstage. I'm wearing a thong! Onstage, in front of everyone, but I've worked hard to get my body into the best shape it's ever been."

We then learned more details about Teresa's eye-popping tan. 

"Guys, the darker you are, the more defined you look, the more ripped you look," Frank told Teresa and his son, Frankie.

"'Over the past six months, so much of my life has changed," Teresa laughed.

"I've worked out and practiced posing for over a thousand hours. I can't believe it boils down to two minutes on stage. That's crazy to me," she added.

Teresa Giudice Instagram Pose

"This whole journey has completely changed me," she said after taking to the stage and coming in third place. 

That's an excellent result for a first timer. 

"For the first time in my life, I got to do something just for me. I've never been this independent, and I love it."

Teresa then geared up for her trip to Mexico with the girls, but stressed that she would find it difficult letting her hair down after being allowed to drink. 

"I'm not trying to be like Miss Bodybuilding New Jersey, but I did like the lifestyle. I loved eating clean; I loved working out. So I do want to keep it going."

The girls then got Teresa a necklace with the word "Strong" on it, but Jennifer Aydin was not impressed. 

"Did you guys know my brother is a jeweler? He probably would have done it for a fraction of a cost," said the obnoxious new housewife. "It would have came out better if my brother did it."

Jennifer Aydin Promotes The Real Housewives of New Jersey

"Jen is really missing the point of this necklace: It's to honor Teresa," Jackie said of Jen's antics. "It's not so her brother can get a sale."

"Why would I f***ing pay for something from a jeweler that's not my brother?" Jennifer complained when Margaret made a comment about her being too drunk.

"You know what? It's f***ing ugly. Sorry, Teresa," she continued. "I don't like it."

Jennifer then said something about her being "on point," and Margaret was done listening. 

"Really? So is your f***ing lipliner, why don't you fix it?" Margaret yelled. 

"Jealous much, b****?" Jennifer said after fixing the lips, prompting Margaret to scream:

"Looks like a monkey's a**hole."

Jennifer Aydin in Oklahoma

"Yeah, a monkey's a**hole that you sucked, probably!" Jennifer hurled back. 

Danielle Staub then stepped in to defend Jennifer and took her away from the table. 

"I'm sorry, your necklace is beautiful," Jennifer told Teresa.

"I'm all about saying how you feel. And I love your lip-liner," Teresa said with a grin. 

Okay, what the eff is going on?

RHONJ continues Wednesday on Bravo. 

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