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Cards on the table here guys, I was not expecting to wake up this morning and see photos of a toned and tanned Teresa Guidice strutting her stuff in a bodybuilding competition, but that’s what happened, and now it’s all I can think about, so please come with me on this wild ride.

The Real Housewives Of New Jersey star, who spent most of 2015 in federal prison for wire and bankruptcy fraud, started exercising seriously after her release. She kept her bodybuilding ambitions a secret, though, surprising the shit out of everyone when she turned up at a tournament on Saturday.

Guidice, pictured below with her brother Joe Gorga, showed off her newly-ripped body in a blue two-piece bikini, and ended up placing third in the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships in Medford – not a bad effort for her first time!

Teresa has not yet commented on her bodybuilding career, although she has shared some of her workout progress in Instagram, including a recent video that showed her doing two-way rear delt pulls, which I guess is an exercise?

I don’t know, I literally ate candy for breakfast this morning, so I’m not the guy to ask about fitness.

The important thing is that she will now have more strength than ever the next time she needs to flip a table on a bitch.

Teresa Guidice’s husband Joe Guidice is currently serving out his own 41-month sentence for fraud at a federal facility in Pennsylvania. The couple share four children – GiaGabriellaMilania and Audriana – and friends say they “can’t wait to be reunited.”

Source: People
Image: Getty Images / Dave Kotinsky