Tamra Judge's body is looking as amazing as ever after her prep to participate in and eventually win her first fitness competition in May. However, not everyone is a fan of The Real Housewives of Orange County mom's more muscular appearance — and Tamra is totally fine with that. “I mean, it's not perfection,” she joked during a recent interview with ET. “I mean, I know it's not for everybody … [but] it's also not easy.”
Still, Tamra has received some criticism about her body transformation. “[People say] I look like a man, that I went on steroids,” she said. “I don't know, that I'm old — too old. ‘Put your clothes on!’"
Tamra has a smart way of not letting the haters get to her. "People say whatever they want, I don't care,” she said.
And why should she? The 48-year-old has found the secret to a youthful appearance, after all. “I truly believe that working out, eating well, and taking your supplements is really the key to staying young,” she told ET. “I can see it in my face. I can see it in my skin. I can just see it in my whole body. You know, I'm 48 years old. I started to see just a layer of fat developing around my midsection. And I'm like, oh hell no! This is not happening.”
Even though Tamra's workout regimen may look intimidating, the RHOC mom is a firm believer that any woman can achieve similar results. “It doesn't matter what age you are, you can do it,” she said. “I would say 80 percent of it is your diet, and for women, lifting heavy weights [is key]. Everyone thinks, 'I'm gonna get bulky, I'm gonna get this...' No. When you build muscle, and you eat that extra protein, your body is burning that fat all day long. So girls, eat your protein all day long, and lift heavy weights!”
Now that Tamra has an enviable bod, does that mean she's ruling out going under the knife ever again? Find out her thoughts on plastic surgery these days, below.