Gretchen Rossi showed what a natural beauty she is, with an all-natural Instagram photo Tuesday, wearing no makeup while gazing into the camera.
The former Real Housewives of Orange County, alongside her dog, let her followers know how relaxed she was, writing, "My Happy Place at the end of the day; with my boys cuddled in bed, no makeup, ready for beauty sleep #feelingblessed #lovemy4boys #grateful."
The 37-year-old stunner told that she usually doesn't post pics without makeup "because people are so rude and condescending -- especially because I am a true blonde."
The blonde bombshell said that the positive feedback about she receives on such photos "makes dealing with any negative comments worth it."
Rossi said that her "goal is to help inspire and uplift as many women as I can to be comfortable in their own skin."
Rossi, who parted ways with the Bravo show two years ago, told the magazine that she "exchanged the fighting for the fashion" and remains "focused on the Gretchen Christine Collection," her fashion line.
"It's been really nice. When you're filming full time and so caught up in the drama and the crazy, you kind of forget all the other stuff that's really important in your life and you don't have as much time to do all that.
Rossi added that "it's been really nice to have time to focus back on things that are really important to me."
Earlier this summer, Rossi told RadarOnline.com that "at this point, Bravo would have to pay me a lot of money" to return to the show.