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Teresa Giudice: The Secret Jock?

RHONJ star reveals football addiction, baton twirling, and other unknown factoids.

By Lauren Metz

Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Who knew beneath all the leopard and bows lies a tomboy at heart? "I love to watch football with my husband, Joe," The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice spills to UsWeekly, along with 24 other factoids about herself. Even though she's a fan of the sport, Teresa's father wanted no parts of his daughter cheering along the sidelines during her high school days. "I wasn't allowed to be a cheerleader," she tells the mag. "My dad didn't want me jumping around with my skirt going up."

Instead, Teresa took up another aerodynamic activity. "I was a baton twirler in school," she reveals. And long past her graduation day, Teresa's parents remained protective of their bella. "I had a curfew until I got married -- at 27!"

Nowadays, the mom of four looks forward to her weekly father/daughter bonding time. "One of my favorite things is my weekly trip to Costco with my dad," says the 39-year-old. When it comes to rituals with her own children, the former buyer for Macy's confesses, "I have to get 100 kisses a day from each of my girls" and "I read to my daughters every night."

More Teresa tidbits -- including her ringtone, her middle name, and her secret sax skills -- can be found at

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