The Real Housewives of New Jersey star revealed to a live audience during the Gettin Real With the Housewives event at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut on Sunday, October 29 that she met Sofia at a recent photo-op event and was absolutely not impressed.
"This is what [Sofia] said to her publicist: 'Why are you making me take a picture with that woman?' I was freaking out, like, 'I can't believe that b-tch said that!'" Teresa, 45, said in a video of the event obtained by TMZ.
Teresa opened up about her experience with the actress when a fan asked her at the panel to describe her best and worst celebrity encounters.
Teresa claims it all started when a Bravo publicist asked her to take a photo with Sofia.
"I said, 'Alright, that's fine,' but I never asked for a picture because I'm so not like that. I don't care," Teresa recalled.
"I can't stand her, I'm sorry. I hate to say that because I'm Italian, she's Colombian, she has an accent. She has more of an accent than me! You would think she would be nice. Like, she's an immigrant."
Teresa received a loud reaction from the crowd after her "immigrant" comment, but most people were laughing and cheering her on.
"No, but I'm just saying! She should be nice! So they were like, 'Take a picture now...' but she didn't want to take picture," Teresa explained.
Teresa then further alleged that Sofia actually stepped in front of her when taking the photo.
"And I didn't even do anything. That's what she was like, I swear to God!" Teresa yelled. "And I'm so mad at myself because I wanted to say, 'B-tch, I don't want to take a picture with you!"
The Bravo reality TV star later toldUs Weekly that she was "disappointed and hurt in the way [Sofia] treated me."
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"I found it to be very rude and condescending given the fact that I had just met her and I wasn't the one asking for the photo," Teresa told Us. "I figured that because we both shared very humble upbringings with families that emigrated to this country, she would have had more humility."
Teresa, however, revealed that one of the nicest celebrities she's ever met is Jennifer Lopez, whom she called "so sweet" in the video obtained by TMZ. "I love her," Teresa had added.
Teresa's new book, Standing Strong, was released just one day before the eighth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered October 4 on Bravo.