Teresa Giudice Admits 'I Was Scrambling' Before Viral Larsa Pippen Bikini Photoshop Fail

The 'RHONJ' star appeared on 'Live with Kelly and Mark' to explain the story behind the viral mishap

<p>Teresa Giudice/Instagram</p> Larsa Pippin and Teresa Giudice.

Teresa Giudice/Instagram

Larsa Pippin and Teresa Giudice.

Teresa Giudice is owning up to her Photoshop fail.

During an appearance on the Tuesday, July 9 episode of Live with Kelly and Mark, the Real Housewives of New Jersey star addressed her recent social media mishap that turned into a viral sensation.

Over the weekend, the 52-year-old shared an Instagram post for Real Housewives of Miami star Larsa Pippen's 50th birthday that featured a photo of the duo in bathing suits badly Photoshopped into a beach scene. Fans quickly responded, commenting on the messy editing and making their own memes.

"Did you deliberately make it look like a Photoshop?" Ripa, 53, asked Giudice during the segment.

"Well, it was her birthday. I was scrambling," the reality star replied. "I was like, ‘Oh my God, it’s her birthday, I have a post a picture for her.’ We’re really close."

She continued, "That was the only picture I came across. I said, ‘Oh great, summer!’ I just didn’t like the background. And I called my assistant slash social media person and she’s like, ‘I’m in Mexico.’ And I’m like, ‘Perfect, take a picture of the beach! That’s perfect, we’re in bikinis! Put it like that.’ So it’s an actual photo but we’re just in a different place. We’re in Mexico — and now we’re all over the world."

<p>Teresa Giudice/Instagram</p> Larsa Pippin and Teresa Giudice.

Teresa Giudice/Instagram

Larsa Pippin and Teresa Giudice.

The audience was then shown a selection of the fan-made images that circulated in response to the editing fail, including shots of Giudice and Pippen crudely Photoshopped in front of the Giza pyramids in Egypt, The Great Wall of China and and the Eiffel Tower.

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Ripa then shared another photo — which she jokingly called her "personal favorite" — that showed Giudice and Pippen Photoshopped onto the set of Live with Kelly and Mark.

Giudice's original Instagram post, shared to her 2.3 million followers, quickly drew attention from fans calling out the photo's obvious editing.

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“It’s giving Zoom background,” one user commented. A second added, “This is the kind of beach trip I can afford!”

A third wrote, “Winner of the worst photo edit.”

Giudice took the Photoshop fail in good stride, reposting fans' edits to her Instagram Stories. Podcast host Christian Gray Snow also created a carousel post featuring a selection of the memes with the caption, “Larsa & Tre Round the World."

“Love it 🩷,” wrote Giudice in the comment section. 

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