Melissa Gorga denied rumors last year that she used to be a stripper, but last night’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey stirred up the controversy once again. This time, Melissa Gorga was directly confronted by someone from her past who remembered her from her dancing days.
That someone was Angelo Vrohidis, salon public relations manager and former owner of Lookers, a gentleman’s club where Melissa Gorga used to work. While getting their makeup done for Kim D’s fashion show, Teresa Giudice and Kim DePaola were approached by Angelo, who told Teresa that he knew her sister-in-law. When Teresa asked Angelo how he knew Melissa Gorga, he replied that she used to dance at his club.
Teresa was naturally shocked at the news, but kept a straight face. “I’ve heard a lot of rumors about Melissa dancing, and this person kind of confirmed it,” she said later.
Angelo Vrohidis told AllAboutVRH.com that Melissa Gorga got in touch with her former coworkers to get them to help cover up her past. Last year, amid rumors on this same subject, Gorga did not deny that she worked at the club, but insisted that she was only a bartender. She implored her coworkers to tell the same story, says Vrohidis.
At the fashion show, Melissa Gorga noticed Vrohidis and said to co-star Kathy Wakile that she knew him, but couldn’t remember where from: “You know when you know somebody?” Vrohidis then approached her himself and asked her if she remembered him. Later, Melissa Gorga denied the story and tweeted that Vrohidis has a drug problem.
Gorga’s former manager upheld her story that she was only a bartender, adding that Lookers was “really upscale then, too.”