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See Photos of a Young Lisa Hochstein Before She Married Lenny Hochstein

The Real Housewives of Miami cast member was a model-actress when she met her soon-to-be ex-husband.

By Talia Ergas

The Real Housewives of Miami's Lisa Hochstein "was a trained dancer and began participating in pageants and modeling at an early age," according to her bio

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In 2002, the now-Housewife was crowned Miss Swimsuit Canada, according to IMDB, and then made the jump from Toronto to Hollywood. She nabbed a role 2003 television series Playmakers as a “love interest” to Omar Gooding’s character under her maiden name, Mackay, and then a  role in the 2004 film Against the Ropes starring Meg Ryan, though the scene was eventually scrapped from the final cut, according to Lisa’s IMDB page. She also had a small role in the star-studded 2006 film The Last Kiss, starring Zach Braff, Casey Affleck, and Blythe Danner. She also appeared on the cover of Playboy's Vixens that year — a decision she later came to regret.

“It’s something I did, but it’s something I wish I didn’t do,” she told HuffPost in 2012. “It’s not something I’m proud of.”

In October 2007, she met Lenny Hochstein while on vacation in Las Vegas and, two months later, relocated to Miami to be with him. They married two years to the day after their first date. They separated in 2022, after 13 years of marriage (and 10 years of RHOM).

Below, look back at some of Lisa's pictures from before her marriage to Lenny.

Young Lisa Hochstein in Las Vegas with Friends

Lisa Hochstein smiling in a pink outfit with friends in Las Vegas.

Pretty in pink! Lisa — on the right — and her friends smiled for the camera while enjoying a girls' trip in Las Vegas. 

Young Lisa Hochstein with a Boxer

Lisa Hochstein sitting on a bed with a dog.

"I get great satisfaction helping those without a voice such as animals and children," Lisa — who is involved with The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Humane Society, the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure,” as well as other charities — told Haute Living in 2012.

Young Lisa Hochstein with a Hippo

Lisa Hochstein posing in a blue mini dress with a statue.

Lisa wore a wrap-style blue mini dress, slicked-back hair, and a white purse while posing with a golden hippo statue. 

Young Lisa Hochstein with a Navel Piercing

Lisa Hochstein smiling in a crop top.

In the photo above, Lisa rocked a layered haircut, low-rise jeans, and a one-strap sparkling crop top which revealed her belly button piercing. 

Young Lisa Hochstein with a Cocktail

Lisa Hochstein smiling and holding a drink at a dinner table.

"I always get my drink with no sugar or 'skinny,' made with Splenda. I love lychee martinis and always try to get those skinny. I love a glass of wine, but you can't do anything to that! I’ll have usually one of those with dinner," she told HuffPost in 2012. 

Young Lisa Hochstein with Elephant Statues

Lisa Hochstein smiling and posing with elephant statues.

"I knew at a very young age I wanted to go to the States — somewhere warm," the Canada native told SheKnows in a 2012. "It’s so cold in Canada! I realized with my acting and modeling that L.A. would have a lot more opportunities for me. I felt like I could only go so far with my career in Canada."

Young Lisa Hochstein at a Party

Lisa Hochstein posing at a party with friends.

Lisa here was enjoying a party in a lacy, white off-the-shoulder top with dramatic sleeves. 

Young Lisa Hochstein on a Night Out

Lisa Hochstein smiling and posing with a group of friends.

In the photo above, Lisa enjoyed a night out with friends while wearing a brown lace-up crop top. 

Young Lisa Hochstein Posing with a Friend

Lisa Hochstein smiling with a friend at a party.

In this snap, Lisa appeared to be at another party. She wore a colorful striped top and styled her hair into loose curls. 

Young Lisa Hochstein as a Model

Lisa Hochstein smiling with a large sign in front of a boxing ring.

"I am passionate about fitness, nutrition and skin care," Lisa told HauteLiving. 

Young Lisa Hochstein in a Bikini Top with a Feather Boa

Lisa Hochstein in a costume holding a green boa.


Young Lisa Hochstein and Lenny Hochstein in Costume

Lisa Hochstein posing in a costume with Lenny Hochstein.

As RHOM fans know, Lisa and Lenny were big into costume parties when they were married. The "Fly by Lisa Hochstein" perfume creator split from the plastic surgeon during filming for Season 5 of the series, but the two have yet to finalize their divorce.

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