Cary Deuber of "The Real Housewives of Dallas" attends the red carpet and sneak-peek event at The Chandelier Room in Dallas on April 5, 2016. 

Cary Deuber of "The Real Housewives of Dallas" attends the red carpet and sneak-peek event at The Chandelier Room in Dallas on April 5, 2016. 

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Real Housewives of Dallas star Cary Deuber seemed to be issuing a challenge when viewers first met her and she said, "I'm not a trophy wife. I'm a lifetime achievement award."

Always touted as the Renaissance woman of the group, Deuber -- spell check turns her full name into "Carry Deliver" -- is the subject of a recent celebratory article with the headline "Meet the Real Housewives Star Who Defies Every Reality TV Stereotype."

Reader's Digest caught up with the registered nurse, all-around muse, taker of no mess and bringer of light for one of its "inspiring stories" about "heroes."

"I guess it's simple," Deuber said to the mag. "It's so important in life to put as much positivity out there as you can and to give as much as you can to others."

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She talked about how she is a mentor to a Dallas third-grader named Leslie as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters. And she talked about traveling the world with plastic-surgeon husband Dr. Mark Deuber to provide medical aid; their specialty is "helping those with cleft palate and those in need of craniofacial reconstruction."

And how does her Housewives role help? Well ... "the majority of the housewives do a lot of good" and that those who do "use it as a platform to provide aid for other people." Womp.

Deuber's tagline is sounding real apropos right about now, huh?

Read the entire story at rd.com.

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