I absolutely love how bodybuilding has transformed my body!

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After placing third in her very first bodybuilding competition June 9, Teresa Giudice has β€œnever felt so confident,” the Real Housewives of New Jersey star reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. The 46-year-old has had it rough the past few years: She returned home from an 11-month prison stayin December 2015, saw her husband Joe Giudice off to serve his 41-month sentence in March 2016, and buried her beloved mother one year later.