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  • 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Melissa Gorga dons fatsuit to appear 400 lbs for television special

    Oct. 9: In this photograph taken by AP Images for Bravo, Melissa Gorga, left, and Joe Gorga pose backstage after a taping of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" show. (AP)

    Melissa Gorga may have the reputation for being New Jersey’s hottest housewife, but on Monday the petite “Real Housewives” star got a chance to experience life as someone who tips the scales at 400 lbs.

    Gorga sat through five hours of make-up and donned a fat suit to transform herself from a 115 lb. mother of three into a morbidly obese woman–all for an “Entertainment Tonight” segment, which is being billed as a “special report on fat and discrimination.”

    Sporting glasses and a hot pink velour tracksuit, seven hidden cameras are trained on the newly fat Gorga as she buys a hot dog from a vendor in New York’s Times Square, attempts to hail a taxi and struggles to tie her own shoes.

    “I don’t want to cry. I don’t even know who I’m looking at in the mirror,” the aspiring singer says in a clip teasing the segment.

    SLIDESHOW: Celebs in Fat Suits

    The “Housewife” promises this will be a hard-hitting “special report.”

    “You’ll never look at overweight women in the same way again,” declares Gorga of the segment, which airs Thursday on “Entertainment Tonight.”

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