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The Ladies of ‘RHOC’ Have Come a Long Way Since Season 1 — See Your Favorite Cast Members Today!

As the series that started it all, the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County has gone through a lot of changes over the years — as have some of the women’s appearances!

And before the premiere of Season 12 on Monday, July 10, we’ve decided to take a trip down memory lane to see what our favorite past and present wives look like in 2017.

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The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 12 cast.

Interestingly enough, Season 8 star Lydia McLaughlin is coming back this year after leaving the show following just one season of drama. No doubt her husband of 10 years, Doug McLaughlin, and their three sons, Stirling, 8, Maverick, 6, and Roman, 2, will pop up at some point.

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After she quit, the 36-year-old revealed, “When I was asked back to do Season 9, I wanted to do it. Being on the show was everything the world tells us to desire and it was what I desired. But deep, deep down — so quiet I could almost silence it — I knew in my heart it was not God’s plan for me to go back. I knew God was calling me to walk away from the show.”

Now that she’s returned, Lydia confirms fans are in for a wild ride. “The first time I could play dumb and say I didn’t know what to expect,” she tells Us Weekly. “But this time I knew what it was like, and I still went for it. I’d describe this season as, ‘I’ve lost my mind.'”

We can’t wait to watch!

Tune in to The Real Housewives of Orange County on Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo, and scroll through the gallery below to see how the most memorable wives have transformed over the years!