Dolores Catania faked fans in a recent photo. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star posed for a picture during a trip to Massachusetts with her co-star Teresa Giudice and Real Housewives of New York City alumnus Dorinda Medley.
In a photo shared by Giudice to Instagram In December 2022, the trio posed at the Mandarin Oriental while in Boston for a Real Housewives event.
But some fans struggled with the heavily filtered photo – and others mistook Catania for another RHONJ star.
Fans thought Dolores Catania was Melissa Gorga in the photo
In the photo, all three Housewives stars were wearing heavy makeup and the photo appeared to have a flattering filter on it. Fans take to the comments section to say that the Bravo stars’ picture looked like a “painting”. Others compared the Real Housewives stars to Disney princess versions of themselves and Bratz dolls.
Many others questioned why so many filters were used by the women, all of whom are in their 50s.
As RHONJ co-star Jennifer Aydin commented, “You all look amazing,” another fan clapped back, “Because of the facetune.” “I love a good filter but that’s insulting,” another I Agree.
Several followers focused on the woman in the center of the photo, who was Catania, and admitted they didn’t recognize her.
“Wait a minute is that… Dolores???????” Another asked.
Several fans thought Catania was actually Giudice’s estranged sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga. “I thought it was Melissa at first,” said one fan wrote. “I thought Delores was Melissa, same surgeon I think,” another added. “Same thing, I looked twice!!!!” another agreed.
“Man I was excited to see @melissagorga and @teresagiudice back together! Then I happened to see a comment mentioning Dolores and had to swipe back and wooooow realized it wasn’t Melissa!” Another wrote.
Dolores Catania has spoken openly about her plastic surgery
While filtered photos go a long way in making celebrities look younger, Catania has been vocal about her use of cosmetic surgery.
When she was in her 40s, she decided she needed a job. “I turned 45 and it was time for a complete refresher,” she said in 2017. per The Huffington Post.
In 2021 the mother of two opened up tO New Beauty of all the procedures she had performed up to that point. “I’m no stranger to cosmetic surgery,” she revealed. “I’ve had lipo, I’ve had a breast augmentation, I’ve had a Brazilian butt lift and … a facelift.” At the time, Catania revealed she was also considering a thigh lift.
That same year, Catania shared that she did extra maintenance on herself before the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion. In addition to “complete” plastic surgery and “full body lipo”, Catania said Page Six She went to her plastic surgeon for botox and fillers.
“Two million people will see this, maybe more if we’re lucky,” Catania said of the reunion. “And you have to look good, you have to look good.”
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