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Reality Star Says Sofia Vergara Should Be Nicer To People Because She's An Immigrant

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A feud is brewing between Teresa Giudice and Sofia Vergara, when the Real Housewives of New Jersey star claimed the actress acted like a "bitch" during a photo-op.

The drama unfolded at the "Gettin Real With The Housewives" panel discussion in Connecticut when Giudice was asked about her best and worst celebrity encounters, TMZ reports.

She says she couldn’t stand Vergara and recaps their encounter at a media event where they were asked to take a photo together.

Giudice says Vergara stepped in front of her in an effort to steal the spotlight. She also claims Vergara complained about having to pose with the reality star. "This is what she said to her publicist, 'Why are you making me take a picture with that woman?'" Giudice said

Things then took a xenophobic turn when she spoke of Vergara's immigrant status.

Giudice insinuated that as an immigrant, Vergara is obligated to act nice and be "good-natured."

"I hate to say it you know cause I'm Italian and she's Colombian but she has more of an accent than me…You would think she would be nice because you know she's an immigrant," she said

Ironically, her immigrant husband, Joe Giudice is currently serving a 41-month prison sentence for bankruptcy fraud and failing to file taxes. Upon his release, there is a possibility he may be deported.

Vergara on the other hand, passed U.S. citizenship test in 2014 with a perfect score.

However, in terms of Guidice’s positive celebrity encounters, she raved over Jennifer Lopez, saying Lopez is the only star she ever asked for a photo.

“If you look at my Instagram, you know who I did take a picture with, who was so sweet too, was Jennifer Lopez...she’s so sweet, I love her,” Guidice said.

So great to meet JLo tonight! One of the best shows I've ever seen! @JLo #allihave #vegas

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