Teresa Giudice just wrapped up filming Season 5 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey but the reality star is just getting started building her lifestyle empire. The New York Times bestselling author has branched out with Fabellini sparkling wine and has an upcoming food line. She’s also launched a new professional hair care line, Milania. The mom-of-four and entrepreneur sat down with StarMagazine.com to give us the scoop!
Star: Congrats on Milania Professional Hair Care. How did you come up with the name for it?
Teresa Giudice: I had the fans name it. I went on Facebook and Twitter and said, “I’m coming out with a hair care line, can you help me name it?” All my daughters names were in [the race] and Milania won overall. And it’s funny, of all four of my daughters, she’s the only one that has the most beautiful straight hair. All the other daughters have curly hair. Milania, when she was first born, it was curly, but now it’s perfectly straight. It always looks fabulous.
Star: What has the feedback been from your fans and RHONJ costars?
Teresa Giudice: Everyone loves it! All my fans love it. We went to the International Beauty Show show and we sold out. We were there three days and the last day we had to close early. All the Housewives of New Jersey, I sent it to all of them and they love it. Jacqueline [Laurita] is really into beauty products and I value her opinion. She was like “Oh my God, Teresa, I love it!”
Star: How long do you spend on your hair in the morning?
Teresa Giudice: I don’t spend too long on it. I get it done professionally and then at the end I put in the Total Vitamin Leave-In Treatment and a little Argan Oil Infusion Serum. Then I sleep very carefully — I don’t move. Joe has to get on top of me if he wants to kiss me because I’m not messing up my hair!
Star: What’s next for you?
Teresa Giudice: I’m coming out with a prepared food line. Homemade pasta, olive oil, a balsamic ketchup and olives. And it goes great with my new grilling book, Fabulicious!: On the Grill: Teresa’s Smoking Hot Backyard Recipes.
Star: What can we expect this season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey?
Teresa Giudice: You’re going to see the old Teresa back. I’m in a really good place and everything’s really good. Third and fourth season were very hard for me so I just wanted to get settled. I got into working out a lot. I focused on that and cleared my mind. You’ll see my body has evolved this season. I’m all about being healthy and working out and doing a lot of yoga. I’m in a really good place.
Star: Does this season have a more positive tone?
Teresa Giudice: It’s a roller-coaster. You never know what’s going to happen next. It’s a definitely a season you don’t want to miss!
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