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EXCLUSIVE 'Real Housewives of Miami' Photos: Before They Were Reality Stars

by Maggie Furlong, posted Mar 23rd 2011 7:00AM
'The Real Housewives of Miami' are dripping in diamonds and living the fabulous life on TV each week, but their lives weren't always so glamorous.
The Real Housewives of Miami
'Life & Style' has shared some exclusive photos of the ladies with us, all taken before they were reality TV stars.

MarysolNewlywed Marysol is sporting a massive rock on her ring finger these days -- seriously, did you see that thing? Wow.

But before she became a high-profile PR gal, she worked for a hospital. "That's where I began my career," she told 'L&S.'

We're not sure what that means exactly, although we'll venture to say she wasn't the night janitor. Still, she's gone from the fluorescent-lights to the limelight.

Not bad at all ...

Before she was a 'Housewife': Marysol is seen here on her 33rd birthday

Alexia And before magazine editor Alexia was labeled the Cuban Barbie, she was "so happy and fulfilled" to be a stay-at-home mom.

Yes, we know, that's the definition of "housewife," but this show doesn't follow that title too closely anymore. These days it's more about the drama than actually being married or having children.

Cool mom Alexia has been seen giving in to her now-grown kids fairly often, and she admits she acts more like an older sister than a disciplinarian to her two sons from a previous marriage.

Before she was a 'Housewife': Alexia shared a sweet memory of her and her son Peter, now 18

CristyCan't imagine Cristy doing anything but crashing fundraisers? (Will we ever really know if she actually paid Lea or not?)

Well, she sported a sweet smile and some awesomely '80s bangs at her high school homecoming, and told 'L&S' she used to be a teacher in her early 20s. "I love children," the single mom of three said.

Yep, even though she's a single working woman again, teaching is a far cry from her posh life and (now-defunct) marriage to an NBA star.

Before she was a 'Housewife': Cristy is seen here at her high school homecoming

For a full gallery of the Miami 'Housewives' before they were stars, pick up 'Life & Style Weekly,' on newsstands today.

Thoughts? Are you already playing the "what plastic surgery have they had" game? Take those opinions to the comments ...

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Janice Addams

why do they love 2 get there bobs done and face lifts

April 02 2011 at 6:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sandra Lynn

What is wrong with Elsa's face. Is this a face lift gone wrong?

April 02 2011 at 12:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

These women are about as far from being " real housewives" as anyone can get............

March 27 2011 at 1:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

sorry but all these women with their plastic surgery, generic noses and hair make me sick. take any decent looking woman and she could change into this with $100,000. whats going on behind the scenes, probable bankruptcy, divorce, phony balonies

March 27 2011 at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Famous and Plastic where?

March 27 2011 at 1:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They look prettier than now:P hehe

March 27 2011 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They look a lot prettier

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Anyone that watches this crap needs to get a life. I pity those that think this is in any way real life!!!!!

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