When Teresa Giudice isn’t mixing it up with “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast, you’ll most likely find her cooking in the kitchen with her four daughters.
But fans of the upcoming season of the “Celebrity Apprentice” (premiering on Sunday, February 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) will be surprised when they get to see a very different side of the 39-year-old reality star, who left her hubby and kids back in Jersey while she headed to the Big Apple in order to take part in Donald Trump‘s show. Giudice’s charity of choice? The NephCure Foundation, a national kidney disease non-profit committed to funding research for the rare disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and Nephrotic Syndrome. Giudice selected the organization after she met a little boy named Matthew Levine, who suffers from FSGS, at a St. Jude event. Inspired by Levine and his ongoing battle, the mother of four decided to do whatever she could to raise funds for the foundation and hopefully help out her young friend in return. “I raised a lot of money,” she shares, leading one to believe that she may go pretty far on the show.
“I’m happy that everyone is going to see the real Teresa, the businesswoman that I am,” she continues. (In case you didn’t know, she has a third cookbook coming out in May called Fabulicious: Fast & Fit and is launching a line of pre-made bottled Belinnis called Fabulinni.)
THE REAL TERESA COULD BARELY SPELL AND TAKE DIRECTION, SO I’M VERY INTERESTED TO SEE HOW SHE DOES…LOL