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9 Things You Didn't Know About Paul Nassif

There are many sides to the Botched doctor, RHOC BFF, and RHOBH ex-husband. 

By Jocelyn Vena

Long before we met Paul Nassif on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, he was an accomplished plastic surgeon who had already popped up on shows like Dr. 90210. But before all that, he studied medicine at University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School and University of Southern California School of Medicine, and somewhere along the way, met his longtime bestie, Terry Dubrow. Together they star on E!'s Botched, which not only allows fans to see how they change people's lives in the operating room, but also shows off their often goofy bromance. And while we hear Terry crack a lot of jokes at his BFF's expense, you may be wondering who the guy behind all the laughs really is. Below, get to know the good doctor a little better.

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1. He Calls the Housewives His Clients

Tune in to @enews NOW to see me perform a full procedure on #RHOC star @tamrajudge @eonline

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West Coast ladies like Tamra Judge and Kyle Richards have sought out Paul for his expertise. Paul has performed a procedure on Tamra, while the RHOBH actress is fan of his Nassif MD Skincare line. "My skin secret is I use glycolic [acid], and then I use an enzyme oil, a gel. It’s a process, let me tell you. Right now I’ve been loving Paul Nassif’s line. It’s not even a joke," Kyle told The Daily Dish earlier this year. "Paul Nassif has an amazing exfoliator that my daughter stole, and I actually had to call and say, 'I need more of that please, because my daughter is stealing it.' I just exfoliate. The glycolic is really important — and a heavy, heavy moisturizer." 

2. He Has An Uncanny Eye for Hats

Two Dr. Desperados on the road. 🔫🌵 #BotchedByNature @drdubrow

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Fashions change. Style is timeless! #TBT 1982 in Fiji at the fraternity disco party. @botchedtv 😎

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Caption this! On the Toy Story ride at @Disneyland with my boys! #TBT

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There's not one style that Paul hasn't added to his collection.

3. He's a Real Doctor... Dolittle

Alright... One more of me and @drdubrow 🐷 #botchedbynature

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Horsing around today with my champion jumper friend Ritchie Rich. 🏇

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Paul seems very comfortable around creatures from all walks of life.

4. He's an Awesome Pal

Catch us if you can! Wheelin' thru #Richmond today. #segway @drdubrow

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Just ask Terry who calls him his "best buddy." In addition to Botched, the guys also teamed up for the spinoff, Botched by Nature, which allowed them to bond in a major way. "We now have an even a deeper level to our bromance. We've been friends for a long time, but we've never, like, roomed together or went on a multiple city tour to help people who are disadvantaged by nature," Terry told The Daily Dish. "Now I know things that I never knew before about this man monkey that is Paul Nassif. There are images indelibly printed in my brain that I can never ever unsee."

5. He's an Avid Golfer

#TBT to my best drive last #SuperBowl weekend at @Camelbackinn. Felt like a game-winning interception.

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Quick nine before the big game at @Camelbackinn with @markwahlberg and Tom Dowd #SuperBowl #SB49

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No matter how busy he is, Paul can always squeeze in some time to tee off. And, yes, he's even golfed with Mark Wahlberg.

6. He's a Great Uncle

Just me and the boys, my nephews @ryancnassif and Chris, roaming around Rome. #Rome #spanishsteps

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Made it to #Paris! Escargot in a downpour with @ryancnassif and #chrisnassif. ☔️🇫🇷🐌

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In addition to his three sons with RHOBH alum Adrienne Maloof, Paul is also a dedicated uncle. He often hangs with his nephews and has even traveled the globe with them. For him, it's all about finding that perfect work-life balance. "This is one of those things where you have to balance work schedule, family schedule, life schedule, work schedule, and it's hard," Paul told us. "You can't always please everyone. But obviously, the biggest [thing], we're always trying to make sure we can take care of the children and we have them affected the least. And that's what we do. And again, it doesn't work perfect all the time, but we do a decent job of that."  

7. He's a Gym Rat

My guy @DougBrignole had me hustling hard this morning. Got me ready for a full day of surgeries.

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This doctor is not afraid to pump iron.

8. He Loves Cars

1937 Packard Senior at my friend's birthday party last night. Classic beauty!

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Thank you @amirsadrieh for helping me get summer ready with this new toy. 🚗

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Old or new, Dr. Nassif has an appreciation for all things that go vroom in the night.

9. He's Basically a Kardashian

Should he just change his name to Kaul?

Check out some throwback photos of Paul and his family, below.

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