The Real Housewives of New Jersey

by (@katespencer)

Before She Was On Bravo, New Jersey Housewife Spent Millions On VH1

It only took two episodes for us to become obsessed with The Real Housewives of New Jersey – they’re trashy but still self-aware, call vaginas “chuckys,” and a few of the ladies even reject botox! What’s not to love? But before they were big shots on Bravo, Dina Manzo and her outspoken sister Caroline Manzo appeared on VH1’s My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding, which chronicled Dina’s extravagant wedding to her now-husband, Tommy.

In the insane episode (watch it above!), she invites 600 people to their nuptials, reveals that Tommy cheated on her twice, cries a bunch, and spends a total of $1,150,000 on their wedding. Hey, that’s what it takes to have, as Dina says in their casting tape, “the best of the best.” According to Tommy, that includes, “caviar and lobster, to the finest champagne…a breakfast buffet starting at 1:30 am,” and six – six! – different bands.

Even better, we’ve got their casting tape below the jump (their first date was at a diner, ya’ll!).

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