In case you haven’t heard, Teresa Giudice is ripped. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star posted a photo of herself on vacation on Instagram last week, and she looks completely jacked — in a good way.
Teresa took the photo in Turks and Caicos, where she was vacationing with her two older daughters. In June, the 46-year-old earned third place at her first-ever bodybuilding competition. She competed in the 40-plus bikini division.
“It was something I’ve always wanted to do — for myself,” Teresa told Us Weekly at the time. “I’ve gone to the gym since I could drive. I wanted to see my body transform.”
She also hoped to serve as a good example to her daughters after a tough few years. Teresa’s husband, Joe Giudice, has been in prison since 2016; Teresa herself served 11 months in prison in 2015. Teresa’s mom then passed away in 2017.
“I… wanted to show my daughters that if you put hard work and time into something, you can achieve anything,” the mom of four said.
And so she did. These muscles are definitely inspirational.