RHOA fans think Phaedra Parks looks completely unrecognizable in new photos and say she got a ‘whole new face’
RHOA fans think Phaedra Parks looked completely unrecognizable in new photos and they say she got a 'whole new face.'
The reality star shared photos on Instagram of her wearing a bright orange tight bodysuit highlighting her long ash blonde hair.
She captioned the post: "🍊 crush" while giving a shoutout to her style team.
Fans praised the "gorgeous" look in the comments, but some were taken aback by her new look.
One commenter wrote: "Not being funny but something changed I love you Padres but did you bleach your skin facelift something you don't look like Padrea from Real Housewives?"
Other fans echoed that statement saying: "Surgeons be changing y’all’s whole identity."
Another wrote: "Bring Phaedra back ‼️."
One user simply responded: "Nope 👎."
While others questioned her identity asking: "Phae is that you?" and "Who is this?"
Getting in shape
Earlier this year, the Bravo star revealed she had split from actor Medina Islam and underwent a weight loss treatment as she got ready to hit the dating scene again.
Phaedra declared she was "single and ready to mingle" after a stint on Marriage Bootcamp last summer didn't manage to save her long-distance relationship with Medina.
The 47-year-old underwent a cutting-edge weight loss and muscle toning treatment in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and gave The Sun exclusive access to the treatment.
She revealed she had been so busy balancing homeschooling her two sons and working during the pandemic, she had gained weight - and was looking for a quick fix to boost her confidence.
In an interview with The Sun, Phaedra said: "After Marriage Bootcamp, Medina and I attempted a bicoastal relationship but with long-distance and the pandemic I decided we were better as friends.
"Marriage Boot Camp was a wonderful experience, but I am ready to get back into the dating scene.
"But it's really scary because of COVID and really not wanting to bring anything to my children or to myself, you know?
"So for me, most of me meeting new people has been online and that's been the safest alternative that I can find right now.
"But once we get this vaccination ready to roll, I think that you know, after COVID and quarantine, you're going to be either a hunk, a chunk or drunk, and I want to be a hunk."
Phaedra told how trying to balance several jobs, which include working as a mortician and an attorney as well as being a reality TV star, with homeschooling her sons Ayden, 10, and Dylan, seven, had taken its toll on her body.
She also revealed the virus made her too afraid to hit the gym.
Phaedra said: "As a mom of two young boys who are very active and I'm a single parent, so I'm cooking, I'm cleaning, I'm teaching school and I'm working my numerous jobs.
"I really hadn't had time to keep up with my gym and with COVID, I'm really afraid to go into the gyms right now.
"So I noticed that I was getting some fat in my mid-drift area, and I just really wanted to be able to tighten it up, lose some inches, but get some muscle tone at the same time."
Phaedra went to see celebrity plastic surgeons Dr. Payman Danielpour and Dr. John Layke, where she underwent a session on their EMSculpt Neo machine - a non-surgical treatment that uses electromagnetic energy and radiofrequency to burn fat and build muscle.
Phaedra was fired from the show in 2017 after she confessed to spreading a nasty rumor involving co-star Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker.
The TV personality previously spoke about her exit from Housewives, and admitted she'd be up for a return, telling PEOPLE: "Well, keep hope alive."
She added: “What's meant to happen will happen. They say you’re set up to step up for the next thing, right? I know that I'm fortunate."