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The Before
For the November 2008 issue, O convinced the stars of The Real Housewives of Orange County to get New York City makeovers. Beauty director Val Monroe (left, with housewife Tamra Barney) thought she was on set to report on the transformations, but a surprise ambush, complete with clip-on hair extensions, forced her to get one of her own.

At 8 a.m., she showed up fresh-faced for what would become a 15-hour shoot. "I spend less than five minutes in the morning [getting ready]," says Val. "The Housewives spend one to one and a half hours. I couldn't get myself up early enough to put on that much makeup."
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