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Break out the crimping iron and fake nails: Bravo has revealed the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

The popular franchise will follow five of the most affluent Jersey Girls — including two sisters who married brothers — as they face the day-to-day drama that comes with living in the lap of luxury. (Which Rolex goes with this fake tan?) Here's a look at the so-called housewives:

  • Caroline Manzo — a wife and mother of three who owns a real estate firm and children's accessories line. Her husband runs a catering facility.
  • Danielle Staub — a single mother of two daughters, she's one of the first women in New Jersey (and the 14th person in the country) to have a Black American Express Card. She has a long list of celebrity hook-ups and enjoys pushing people's buttons — and, surprise, doesn't apologize for it
  • Dina Manzo — a best friend and sister to Caroline, this interior designer owns an event-planning company. She is a loving wife to her husband, Tommy, and mother to her teenage daughter, Alexia
  • Teresa Giudice — A housewife of husband and three daughters, she is in the process of building a dream home. She also has a beach house on Jersey Shore

Housewives premieres Tuesday, May 12 at 11 p.m. ET/PT (before moving to it's regular 10 pm timeslot on May 19), and viewers can get a sneak peak at the ladies on Tuesday, April 7 at 11 pm ET/PT during Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Preview Special.  

Check out a clip from the show where Danielle preps for her date with a man she had phone sex with after meeting him on the Internet.

What do you think of the intertwined families and the lives of the rich Jerseyans?