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Teresa Giudice Explains *That* Viral Photoshop Fail: "It's Our Actual Photo..."

The RHONJ cast member explained the thought process behind her superimposed birthday post with RHOM's Larsa Pippen. 

By Cynthia Robinson

Over the weekend, Teresa Giudice shared a photo of herself and Larsa Pippen for The Real Housewives of Miami cast member's birthday. Upon first glance, the beachside photo appeared to be a sweet picture of the two in swimsuits on a beach. After fans gave it a closer look, however, they noticed the image appeared to be of Teresa and Larsa photoshopped against an oceanside backdrop

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After Bravoholics pointed out the detail (and Bravo's Instagram account poked fun at the now-viral moment), Teresa answered to her photo flub during a recent appearance on LIVE With Kelly and Mark. After host Kelly Ripa asked The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member if she "deliberately" photoshopped the image, Teresa explained the situation. 

"It was [Larsa's] birthday and I was scrambling to post a picture for her, we're really close," the New Jersey native said. "The first picture I picked ... that was the only picture I came across. I just didn't like the background." 

Teresa further explained that she called upon her assistant to help change the background. Luckily, her assistant was in Mexico and could provide a better background shot for the image.  

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"I'm like, 'Perfect, take a picture of the beach!'" Teresa shared, noting how her assistant's tropical locale coordinated with her and Larsa's beachy looks. "It's our actual photo, we're just in a different place." 

Teresa then joked, "We're in Mexico ... and now we're all over the world," pointing out how numerous fans and other Bravolebs have reacted to the situation by photoshopping the image of the two into various other locales. 

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Speaking of those other Teresa and Larsa photoshops, RHONJ's Paul "Paulie" Connell shared a hilarious Instagram Story of himself and his girlfriend, Dolores Catania, walking on the beach with Teresa and Larsa. 

Dolores Catania and Paul Connell on the beach with Larsa Pippen and Teresa Giudice in the background.

Additionally, RHOM's Marysol Patton superimposed the photo of the Housewives against the White House and added an image of herself in a swimsuit to the mix. 

"Voting Season," she captioned the post

Shahs of Sunset'Mercedes "MJ" Javid also made her own rendition of the image with a viral shot of herself from The Traitors next to the three women in front of the White House. 

"Fixed it," she captioned the picture

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