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The RHOC Ladies Transformed into Each Other and We Honestly Can’t Handle It (PHOTOS)

The RHOC ’Wives brought out their best imitations of one another for an epic themed party. 

By Cynthia Robinson

On Season 17 Episode 10 of The Real Housewives of Orange County, which aired on August 9, the ladies dressed up as one another for a theme party at Jennifer Pedranti’s house. The result? Iconic. 

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“I feel like Jenn was kinda crazy when she had this idea, but it is fun, right?” Gina Kirschenheiter shared as she was having her makeup done for the evening. 

Perhaps the idea was a little out-there, but boy, did we have fun seeing how everything panned out! 

The RHOC ladies dress up like one another 

“I hope they do current Gina, but I have a feeling they will not,” Gina lamented while getting ready, noting that some of her regrets from the past included “[hair] tracks” visible on her head

Unfortunately for Gina, that’s exactly what Shannon Storms Beador chose to do after being prompted to dress up as her, clipping in hair extensions around her head and purposely making them visible. 

Tamra Judge arrived at Jenn’s house as Heather Dubrow, dressed in black Gucci logo-printed tights and a long-sleeved black minidress covered in sparkly labels (which included the words “Fancy Pants” on the back). Tamra also spouted fake dollar bills from a gold money gun — a light dig, perhaps, at Heather’s pricey purchases, such as a 9,000-square-foot estate in Beverly Hills

(Heather, of course, later deemed the money gun “déclassé.”) 

Emily and Tamra talking outdoors.

The hostess for the evening, newcomer Jennifer, explained that the “key to nailing Taylor [Armstrong]” is incorporating her love of Laguna Beach hotspot The Deck. “I literally went to The Deck, I got the hat, I got the shirt… and if it all goes south, I can work at The Deck,” Jennifer joked as she showed off her outfit (complete with a white stuffed cat in reference to that funny meme that stemmed from the now-iconic scene in Season 2 Episode 14 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.) 

Taylor and Jennifer talking outdoors.

Gina showed up as her bestie, Emily Simpson, by wearing an off-the-shoulder red-and-white polka-dot blouse, black leggings, black knee-high boots, and blonde-highlighted brunette tresses. “I am so impressed with how Gina did Emily. She nailed it — except for the boobs,” Emily laughed in a confessional. “She [may need] to add a little more in there; it was a little flat.” 

Next up was Heather dressed as Jennifer, wearing a light bronde wig and a red workout onesie, and pushing a stroller filled with stuffed animals and babies to signal the new OC ’Wife’s large family (and numerous furry friends). 

“Her hair is a little darker, but damn!” Jennifer exclaimed in a confessional about Heather’s look. “If I look like that, I am doing all right.” 

Heather and Tamra posing together outdoors.

When Taylor arrived at the party in a white jacket, black leggings, and pink leg warmers as Tamra, the former CUT Fitness entrepreneur wasn’t exactly impressed. 

“That does not look like me at all,” she quipped. “She could have worn a CUT Fitness hat, she could have worn some titty prosthetics, she could have worn a big sign saying ‘Assh-le’ … I’m a little disappointed.” 

While awaiting the others’ arrival, Emily, who wore a black blazer, flower-print leggings, and a blonde wig as Shannon, joked, “I’m tired being Shannon. I can only be neurotic for so long.” She then hilariously toppled off the barstool, falling to the ground before quipping, “Oh my god, I am Shannon!” 

Shannon then made her appearance as Gina, rocking a long-sleeved purple sequined minidress and black Doc Martens. “I’m not surprised that Shannon has chosen a version of me that is me when I was at my worst,” Gina shared in a confessional. “But I also don’t think that she could pull off my current version.” 

Gina, Emily, Jennifer, Tamra, Taylor, Shannon, and Heather pose together in costumes.

Last but not least, Vicki Gunvalson — who revealed earlier in the evening that she was dressing as herself, aka “the OG of the OC” — came in hot with a beer keg, calling back her early days on the show. 

“I have not done a keg stand since surprising [my son] Michael in his dorm,” Vicki stated in a confessional as we flashed back to the unforgettable moment she visited her son in college during Season 2. “Actually, it’s kind of fun.” 

The ladies lifting and cheering on Shannon drinking from a keg.

While Vicki showed off her frat-boy bona fides, Shannon wasn’t as successful when the ladies tried to hold her up for the activity. 

“I’m not a keg stand-er person, I’m gonna vomit,” she hilariously noted in a confessional. “I can’t do that thing where you can like… open your throat and just down stuff.” 

Well, as long as the gals had fun that’s all that matters! 

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