‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Star Melissa Gorga: Lauren Manzo Looks ‘Amazing’ After Lap Band Surgery (EXCLUSIVE)

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Though the stars of the Real Housewives of New Jersey are more accustomed to baring their claws, Melissa Gorga is praising Lauren Manzo, who made headlines last month for losing 30 pounds after undergoing lap band surgery.

“I think it’s amazing and she looks incredible,” Gorga told Celebuzz. “She tried really hard to lose the weight naturally, but through genetics or whatever, it was difficult for her.”

Gorga explained that the daughter of Caroline Manzo — who once topped the scales at 185 pounds — had a lot of support regarding the drastic weight-loss decision.

“Her family supported her and she did it,” the housewife said. “She looks amazing. Good for her.”

Lauren spoke exclusively to Celebuzz about how she has gained confidence because of her new bod. “I feel a little bit more comfortable now,” she dished, adding that she still wants to lose 30 to 35 more pounds.

“Prior to surgery, I’d never worn a two-piece in my life — I have now been wearing them, but I still keep my cover-up on.”

To see more of Lauren’s slimmed-down figure, click through the gallery — and tune into the Real Housewives of New Jersey every Sunday at 10 p.m. on Bravo.

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