February 13, 2012 9 Comments
“I rewatched season 4 episode 9 with subtitles yesterday, and there was something I noticed that I don’t think was brought up yesterday. When Melissa walked into her release party, her voice was EXACTLY like Teresa’s. In fact, I thought it was Teresa. She spoke in that high pitched voice ‘Oh, I love the flowers.’ She also was tossing her hair like Teresa and blowing multiple kisses LIKE Teresa. All I’m saying is for everyone that says that Teresa is jealous of Melissa, I think Melissa wants to be Teresa. Not the marriage of course. But the life of a famous reality star.” – plainviewsue, June 26, 2012, LynnNChicago
Bravo has clips of ‘lost footage’ from season 3.
There is one filmed early in the season (prior to Christmas 2010) where Melissa is complaining that Teresa copies her, especially when it comes to the kids. It seems she was the first to make the accusation and then Teresa flipped the script and accused her of being the one who is doing the copying.
Here’s the clip link, “Anything Melissa Does Teresa Does Too”:
In the video clip, Melissa says:
“Anyone who knows Teresa and I know that she always tends to kind of watch what I do, and within a month or two, she’s doing the same thing, especially when it comes to the kids. It’s just how it is. And you know what, imitation is the best form of flattery.”
Note to Melissa: Teresa is eight years older than you and was over the top and ‘fabulous’ long before she met you in 2003 — she had two of her four children before your first child was born (Gia is five years old older, and Gabriella is two years older, than Antonia) — so Teresa was never emulating you… it’s always been you copying her. As your sister Lysa said at the Christening, when she belittled Teresa, don’t get it twisted.
- Melissa replicated Teresa’s appearance after they met.
- Melissa married Teresa’s brother.
- Melissa moved to the same town Teresa had been living in for years.
- Melissa got Teresa’s cousin on her side.
- Melissa applied to and got hired by the same company as Teresa.
- Melissa got Teresa’s friends on her side.
- Melissa creates anonymous twitter accounts and e-mails to criticize Teresa, Teresa’s fans and to speak negatively of Teresa disguised as a “secret source(s).”
The examples of Melissa copying Teresa detailed here in this blog are just from what aired during one season of RHONJ and what we know about from the post-season. Can you imagine what Teresa has been dealing with since 2003, when Melissa first met Joe?
“Yesterday Teresa tweeted that she was going to see Mirror Mirror with her girls and she tweeted a picture of her youngest drinking a slurpy. Today Melissa Gorga tweeted that she was going to take her kids to see Mirror Mirror and then tweeted a picture of HER youngest drinking a slurpy LMAO. [Mel, April 1, 2012, LynnNChicago]
“It’s like deja vu and it started to make me reflect. Teresa is on a hit show and has spotlight on her. Now Melissa is on the same hit show. Teresa was funny and had a group of girlfriends that enjoyed her. Now Melissa has those same friends (regardless if it’s a phoney friendship)……Teresa’s former friends.
“I remember when Tre put up all those former professional pictures of her girls and gave a shout out to her long time photographer. Not even a few days later…Melissa put pictures of her kids over the years and spotlighted the same photographer lol. During the season Melissa was talking crap to a hairstylist…you guessed it, Teresa’s hairstylist lol…about how Tre makes a big deal about using her people. Then, in terms of phrases, I remember Teresa in season one always saying “love, love, love” etc. Then I see Melissa saying that same phrase. The list goes on and on and on.
“At first…I initially thought Teresa was overreacting. I mean, it isn’t a crime to get a referral or use someone that a family member or friend has…especially if they do good work. However, copying EVERY single thing…is just plain creepy. I mean…how many hairstylist, photographer, dresses, kids outfits are there to choose from? Isn’t it weird that someone has to copy every single iota of another?”
Editor’s Note: It’s almost too creepy for people to believe that Melissa would so blatantly copy Teresa, but there is no way Teresa conspired with Melissa as a publicity stunt (they truly do not like each other) to publish virtually identical pictures of their youngest children drinking slurpies while watching the same movie only one day apart. For Melissa to tweet almost the exact same thing the next day with an identical picture means she has gone ’round the bend/off the deep end or she copies Teresa on such a regular basis that she is unaware that she is even doing it and is clueless that she is a stalker. The definition of a narcissist includes the following: they are disconnected from themselves and have no sense of self; they are delusional and not in touch with reality; narcissists invest all of their energy into ensuring others validate their fragile egos…they live in a frantic state of paranoia that they will be exposed at any minute… consumed with avoiding this inevitable disaster, they have little energy to be genuinely interested in others.