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You can take the girl out of The Real Housewives (while she goes to prison), but you can’t take the housewife out of the girl. Since Real Housewife of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice pled guilty to four counts of fraud, she’s awaiting a Sept. 23 sentencing that could land her in prison for a maximum of 35 years (her husband, Joe, faces jail time and deportation to his native Italy).

But what’s been her main priority as she gears up for a possible stint behind bars? Botox! Insiders say Teresa, who’s talked openly about struggling to afford her legal bills, has been shelling out thousands for regular injections of fillers and laser treatments.

While her crisis manager, Wendy Feldman, says Teresa sometimes receives treatments gratis, the source counters, “She’s spending nearly $5,000 every three to four months,” adding that while it appears Teresa’s upkeep frenzy is preparation for time without lasers, in reality she’s blissfully unconcerned about going to jail. “She’s been telling everybody, ‘They’re not sending me,’ ” says the source. “She’s in total denial.”

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