Yuup! “Storage Wars” faker than fake, DAVE HESTER charges, even a reality beauty’s extreme plastic surgery makeover.

 In their lust for ratings, “Storage Wars” insiders charge that bosses not only rigged the show but also reshaped a member of the cast – literally!

Former star Dave Hester claimed in a bombshell lawsuit that one of his cohorts had an extreme makeover in an apparent attempt to make the hit reality series sexier and boost ratings.

“Nearly every aspect of the series is faked, even down to the plastic surgery that one of the female cast members underwent in order to create more ‘sex appeal’ for the show,” says the lawsuit.

According to a show insider, that cast member is Brandi Passante.

“Brandi lost about 15 pounds from one season to the next and is now wearing tighter-fitting clothes to show off her amazing curves,” said the insider.

 Another source told The ENQUIRER: “Show producers are well aware that playing up Brandi’s sex appeal won’t hurt ratings.”

Hester, once known for his brash “Yuup” bidding call, sent shockwaves through the industry when he sued A&E, claiming he was unjustly fired for voicing concerns over the show’s authenticity.

“Storage Wars,” which features a colorful cast of characters bidding on abandoned storage lockers in search of big-ticket treasures, debuted in 2010 and has become the most popular series in the history of the network.

“What you see on the show is injustice, lying, deceit and corporate greed,” Dave told The ENQUIRER in an exclusive interview. “It’s not what I signed up for, and after continually expressing my concern…I just couldn’t live with it any longer.”