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The Real Housewives is an ensemble franchise, but Tamra Judge has managed to take center stage in Orange County.

She’s a mom. She’s a fitness nut. She’s deeply opinionated. She’s a friend. She’s an enemy. She’s uncut and hilarious.

She’s one hell of a reality star.

The Bravo personality, who joined the OC Housewives in 2007, is far from perfect, but that’s part of her appeal to us.

Through good times and bad, and at her highs as well as her low points, the mother of four is, well, as real as it gets.

Below are some of the facets that make Tamra a serious candidate for Bravo’s GOAT among fans and castmates alike.