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‘Real Housewives’ stars before the Bravo fame

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    Joanna KrupaSeth Poppel/Yearbook Library, Sonia Moskowitz/Globe Photos Inc./ImageCollect

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    Kim RichardsGlobe Photos, StarMaxWorldwide/ImageCollect

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    Kyle RichardsRon Galella; Ltd./Getty Images, Sonia Moskowitz/Globe Photos, Inc./ImageCollect

Ever wonder what your favorite “Real Housewives” stars looked like before the glamour, glory and plastic surgery? Our friends at Snakkle.com look back on some of Bravo’s most memorable faces before they were famous.

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Joanna Krupa Then:
Joanna Krupa was born in Warsaw, Poland, but she grew up in Chicago, Illinois. The Windy City wasn’t big enough for Joanna, so at 19 she moved to Los Angeles to try to make it as an actress. She scored various guest roles on shows like “CSI Las Vegas” and “Dancing with the Stars.” She also posed in steamy photos for “GQ” and “Maxim.”

Joanna Krupa Now:
Joanna now stars on the reality show “Real Housewives of Miami.” She recently got hitched to her longtime fiancé, the nightclub owner Romain Zago, in a lavish million-dollar ceremony.

Kim Richards Then:
As a child, Kim Richards worked in show business, and she became known as the “Disney Girl.” She had quite a bit of success throughout her years as a child star, appearing in hit shows like “Different Strokes,” “CHiPS,” “Magnum PI” and “Hello Larry.”

Kim Richards Now:
Kim eventually quit entertainment to concentrate on raising her family. But she was lured back to TV when Bravo came knocking with the opportunity to star on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Richards also dabbles in various business ventures when she isn’t busy shooting the show.

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Kyle Richards Then:
Just like her sister Kim, the Hilton hotel heiress Kyle Richards grew up in the lap of luxury thanks to her family’s business of providing travelers lodging around the world. As a kid, the California native went got acting and scored her first part in the Disney film “Escape to Witch Mountain” when she was just 4 years old.

Kyle Richards Now:
Though she’s dabbled in acting throughout her life, Kyle found her biggest television success as a reality star on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” She’s also branched out and now co-owns a clothing boutique called Kyle by Alene Too. “I have four daughters so fashion is a big thing in our house,” says Kyle. “It’s a really natural fit for me and I’ve always been drawn to it.”

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