Everytime I watch the Real Housewives of Orange County, I’m expecting the show to culminate with a Tootsie-style revelation that all the housewives are actually men in drag (okay, I know they have boobs, it’s impossible to miss them … so let’s say they’re post-surgical).
Among the OC crew is creepy 34-year old Gretchen Rossi. Rossi seems to have the world on a string: she has her own cosmetic line, her own handbag line, is engaged to very weird Slade Smiley (no relation to Guy), recently humiliated herself in a performance with the Pussycat Dolls, and just released a truly horrible new single (if you’re inclined to listen to it, don’t … Rossi is actually less musically talented than Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak).
Rossi is probably expected to be painted to the hilt everyday, since she owns her own makeup line, Gretchen Christine Cosmetics. It’s fortunate for the rest of the world, because Gretchen Rossi without makeup looks pretty rough.
The first photo is a still image from an episode of RHOOC that aired in January 2012. Rossi doesn’t look good at all. Her complexion looks lumpy, shiny, and unhealthy. Interestingly, she looks much younger than she does all made up though. Maybe if she found a happy medium, makeup-wise, she would look her age.
The second photo, taken in 2010, is not zoomed in enough to see her face clearly, but it is possible to see that she’s clean-faced. She doesn’t necessarily look good, but, again, she does look younger than her years without all the makeup. Her jaw is still enormous and she looks stiff and uncomfortable, like the homely, huge-chinned cheerleader.