Real Housewives' Hot Body Secrets Revealed

Celebrity Body May. 30, 2012 AT 7:40PM

They live in the lap of luxury, but these gene pool lottery winners from Bravo's Real Housewives franchise still work at their figures.

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"I like a feminine body. I don't want to be a bodybuilder!" says Melissa Gorga, the kickboxing convert, 33 (wed to Joe, 37). Looking good next to her New Jersey cast mates is just a bonus for the 5-foot-4, 115-pound mom of three. "Hey, a little friendly competition never hurt anybody," she jokes.

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"I know everyone says this, but it's amazing how much my body changed in my thirties," says O.C. star Gretchen Rossi, 33, who lives with beau Slade Smiley, 43. Hence the 5-foot-5, 118-pounder's constant workouts: "I'll do lunges in my driveway or curl a lamp in my room. I want to look good!"

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O.C. star Alexis Bellino, 35 (wed to Jim, 49) says, "I won't give up red wine, chocolate or carbs!" So the 5-foot-7, 120-pound mom of three, who had a nose job last fall, exercises three times a week. As for more surgery? "I'm done picking myself apart. Life's too short to spend another month recovering."

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