Joe Giudice committed a felony, got sentenced to 41 months in jail and is about to be deported from the United States forever.
One can safely say the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member made a monumental mistake back when he lied to the government and defrauded his adopted country via an intricate and illegal bankruptcy scheme.
But there's at least a silver lining for Giudice:
He now looks great!
The reality star lost a crapload of weight while a warden of the state, proudly showing off his physique in a handful of new social media photos.
Check out the dramatic changes below and then ask yourself:
Is a stint behind bars worth it for this sort of figure?
Remember Joe Back in the Day?
Here he is on a 2012 episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, likely talking to Teresa about their scheme to defraud American taxpayers... while also looking pretty overweight.
The Guy Really Filled Out a Suit
He's holding hands with his wife in 2013 in this snapshot, walking into a courtroom for a hearing after his arrest.
To Be Fair, Joe Was Never Really FAT
As you can see here (also from 2013), Joe was always a bulky dude. But he has some muscle behind all those pounds.
What Did He Weight at His Peak
That, we don't know. But we do know he weighed 215 pounds when he entered prison.
Joe is down to 165 pounds, posting videos of himself online doing kickboxing and other types of exercise.
Joe's kids have also been sharing snapshots of their thin and ripped dad, such as the one here.
Proud and Shirtless
Joe has a whole lot to be ashamed of, but he's clearly proud of his physique.
So... How Did Joe Pull This Off?
Like we said before, the guy went to jail. That means he spent a lot of time lifting weights and not much time eating food.
Now that Joe is a free man, he's able to dine again with his brother, as he's doing here. Gotta wonder if he starts packing on some pounds again soon.
This is Great and All, But About Those Crimes...
Ah, yes, the crimes. Joe has finally spoken out. “You just gotta look forward and never look back,” said the 47-year old in a video released by Bravo.
Lessons Learned, Guys
“Life, it’s always better to look through the windshield and not through the rear view mirror," continued Joe in this same video.
Profound Stuff from Joe
"It’s a much bigger picture when you’re looking through the windshield. But at the end of the day, people make mistakes. Nobody’s perfect,” he added.
“I’ve learned a valuable lesson from all this and I know my family is the most important thing to me, but it’s better that I’m out here than in there. I just want to let you know that I love you and I’m always here for you. You know that."