Kelly Killoren Bensimon
Kelly Killoren Bensimon
Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an author, jewelry designer, former model, and former editor of Elle Accessories. She appeared on the Bravo television series The Real Housewives of New York City from seasons 2 to season 4.
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‘RHONY’ Season Seven: Is Kelly Bensimon Returning Full-Time?
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
Could RHONY season seven soon include nine housewives? On April 23, Real Mr. Housewife speculated on the possibility of Kelly Bensimon returning to the Bravo reality show full-time. Although the cast of RHONY season seven is quite full at the moment, with more wives than the franchise has ever had — in any city, a Bensimon return is always possible. For the past few years since she was booted from the series, along with Cindy Barshop, Jill Zarin and Alex McCord, Bensimon has maintained friendships with many of her co-stars, including RHONY season seven cast member LuAnn de Lesseps, who she was seen with on Tuesday night’s episode. Following the episode, Bensimon surfaced on Twitter, where she shared her thoughts on returning to the RHONY season seven cast full-time after being presented with the idea by a fan. “Never say never. I like all the wives, I just don’t like bad behavior. I’m a midwestern mom #values.” Bensimon also spoke of her RHONY season seven confrontation with ...
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Jessica Simpson, Eric Johnson Scouting Wedding Locations in Capri
US Magazine - over 3 years
Ah, amore. Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson fell in love with each other -- and the Italian island of Capri -- back in 2010, during their first getaway together. Now, as they prepare to tie the knot, they're hoping to recapture the magic they found there for their wedding. As revealed in the Nov. 4 issue of Us Weekly, the fashion mogul, 33, and her fiance, 34, recently traveled to Capri to scout locations for their summer 2014 nuptials. PHOTOS: Jessica's family album One early favorite? Augustus Gardens, a seaside spot that Simpson deemed "perfect," a pal tells Us. "She seemed very excited about it." PHOTOS: Stars' exotic destination weddings The singer -- mom to Maxwell, 18 months, and Ace, 4 months, with Johnson -- was also excited about La Fontelina, a beach club that "would be great for a party that week," a second source says. "It's the kind of spot where you can hang out in a bikini." PHOTOS: Jessica's body evolution For more on the couple's plans -- includin ...
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Kelly Killoren Bensimon Talks Underwear, Guilty Pleasures And More For HuffPost's #nofilter
Huffington Post - over 3 years
These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question-and-answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures? Kelly Killoren Bensimon may no longer be a "Real Housewife of New York City," but the 45-year-old mom-of-two is still a busy bee. The former model is set to launch her new fragrance, "In The Spirit Of," and is making sure to avoid any more drama with her former co-stars, including Bethenny Frankel -- whom she stayed tight-lipped about at the Origins Smarty Plants™ launch event hosted by Emmy Rossum and benefiting charity: water at JIMMY at the James Hotel in New York City on Sept. 16. Still, Bensimon was willing to talk about granny panties and much more when she agreed to take HuffPost Celebrity's #nofilt ...
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Revisiting Scary Island
Popeater - over 3 years
Remember Scary Island? Kelly Killoren Bensimon sure does. The former "Real Housewives of New York City" cast member stopped by "Watch What Happens Live" to discuss the infamous jelly beans, still being friends with LuAnn de Leseps and Jill Zarin and ... defending Gwyneth Paltrow? "I really loved those jelly beans," Bensimon said (above). "They were delicious." Not really sure what the whole GOOP thing is about, but at least Bensimon said she had fun on "Watch What Happens Live." TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.
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Mary Orlin: Original Scent Opening Draws Stars and Fragrance Fanatics
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Blue and green glass bottles fill shelves against a stark white backdrop. Mixologists hold bottle stoppers out for people seated at the bar to smell. They wear white lab coats that say "Be Original Be Fabulous." They seem to be conspiring with the guest brewing a concoction. Clear glass bottles are filled with amber colored liquids. You'd think that a special Cognac or Bourbon is being blended for a cocktail at a hipster bar. Instead, the people behind the bar are perfume gods and goddesses, waiting to help you find your own Original Scent. Then you notice Kelly Bensimon (Real Housewives of New York) sniffing and smelling at the bar. She's consulting with artisan perfumer Sarah Horowitz to create a custom blended perfume. There's Jeff Goldblum trying out different scents. These sessions are taking place at Original Scent, a new upscale custom fragrance boutique in Pasadena, CA. Original Scent is the brainchild of three high-power entrepreneurs - p ...
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Jill Zarin: Getting Fired From Real Housewives "Felt Like My Funeral"
US Magazine - over 4 years
Jill Zarin's last episode of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City aired over a year ago, but the former reality star still feels the sting from her high-profile exit. Fired from the series after season 4 along with Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop when the network decided to take the show in a different direction, Zarin told Bravo's Andy Cohen on Monday's Watch What Happens Live that her ouster felt "like a death." PHOTOS: Reality TV's biggest bombshells "It felt like my funeral. I was heartbroken and I felt like [the network was] my parents and that when it was 'Bethenny [vs.] Jill,' you picked favorites," Zarin, 48, admitted during her emotional sit-down interview with Cohen. "I even felt [my dog] Ginger got it bad." Referencing her massive spat with ex-BFF Bethenny Frankel, Zarin admitted that she played up the feud to help boost ratings. PHOTOS: Cattiest NYC housewives moments "There's no question that I came into [Andy's] office and said 'We ...
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Abs, Bringing Sexy Back
ABC News - over 4 years
Former 'Real Housewife' Kelly Bensimon shows what it takes to get those v-cut abs.
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Caroline Manzo & Teresa Giudice Reunite
Huffington Post - over 4 years
For the first time in more a year, "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice will be in the same room on Thursday when they sit down to tape the reunion show. The New Jersey franchise of the Bravo hit made history when the Garden State ladies taped back-to-back seasons without a break. That means what we're watching now was filmed more than 12 months ago. “This is a super important day for both ladies,” one former cast member tells me. “They haven’t seen or spoken with each other in over a year. The pressure is on as the reunion shows are not only the highest-rated but they're also an audition to decide who is invited back for next season. Pay careful attention to where the producers sit each of the ladies on the couch. The ladies that sit closest to Andy [Cohen, the show's executive producer and host of the reunion episode] are the ones producers think are the most important and want to invite back. If you are seated at the other end of the ...
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Hamptons Guide: Alec Baldwin, Fireworks, Hampton Classic, Pow Wow
Bayside Patch - over 4 years
Labor Day weekend is upon us and summer is coming to an end, but the East End is not quite done celebrating summer.  Here are some of the hottest events happening in the Hamptons this weekend. Montauk End of Summer Pop-Up: Navy Beach will host an End of Summer Pop-Up featuring Devorado Designer Vintage and Shandi Levy on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Live music will be provided and there will be a special appearance by DJ Jason. Photographer Cara Bloch will be on-hand to take photos and shoot video. Navy Beach will be offering lunch and dinner from its signature menu. Reservations can be made ahead of time by calling 631-668-6868. Amagansett Art Show Opening: On Saturday, a group show of young photographers, including Mia Berg, Daniel Cabrera, Josh Cohen, Maggie Harrsen, Hailey Kohlus, Kate Petrone, Yaan Pessino and Ingrid Silva, opens at Neoteric Fine Art. “The Inner Lense” refers to the notion of photography as reflection of personal experience, intimate ...
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Hamptons Agenda: Hampton Classic, Alec Baldwin, Fireworks, Powwow
Bellmore Patch - over 4 years
Labor Day weekend is upon us and summer is coming to an end, but the East End is not quite done celebrating summer.  Here are some of the hottest events happening in the Hamptons this weekend. Just click on the links for more information on each event: Montauk END OF SUMMER POP-UP: Navy Beach will host an End of Summer Pop-Up that will feature Devorado Designer Vintage and Shandi Levy on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.  Live music will be provided and there will be a special appearance by DJ Jason, and photographer Cara Bloch will be on hand to take photos and shoot video during the pop-up.  Navy Beach will be offering lunch and dinner from their signature menus and reservations can be made ahead of time by calling 631-668-6868. Amagansett ART SHOW OPENING: On Saturday, a group show of young photographers, like Mia Berg, Daniel Cabrera, Josh Cohen, Maggie Harrsen, Hailey Kohlus, Kate Petrone, Yaan Pessino, and Ingrid Silva, opens at Neoteric Fine Art. “The Inner Len ...
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Kelly Bensimon is “Concerned” Over Bethenny Frankel Wishing Her Well
Beleb Dirty Laundry - over 4 years
Those of us familiar with former Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Bensimon know that she can be a little, well, unpredictable, and some even say nutty, and her recent reaction to former castmate’s Bethenny Frankel‘s seemingly harmless well-wishes have left some people a little worried. It all started when Bethenny spoke of her former cast mates on … Keep Reading [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Ramona Singer: LuAnn de Lesseps Is "Delusional"
US Magazine - over 4 years
And they're off! On Monday's episode of Real Housewives of New York -- the second of the radically different fifth season --- Ramona Singer and LuAnn de Lesseps had a rumble in Central Park. At issue? De Lesseps, 47, claimed Singer, 55, had recently called her up and threatened to blackmail her. (A young girl had passed out on de Lesseps' lawn in the Hamptons during a party for her 15-year-old son.) During the tense park bench chat, Singer denied the accusation, and the twosome called an uneasy truce. VIDEO: Watch their confrontation "I was shocked!" Singer tells Us Weekly of her costar's claims. "I thought this was old news. I mean, is she crazy? Why would she make up a story like this? Maybe in her mind she thought it was true. I mean, some people are delusional. Everyone sees the couch as black, but they see it as white." Adding that the mishap at de Lesseps' party was well known ("everything that LuAnn does socially, everyone knows"), Singer explains to Us, "I don' ...
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Real Housewives Strip Down! See The Hottest Bikini Babes From Every City
Radar Online - over 4 years
By Radar Staff Is looking sexy in a bikini a prerequisite to joining the Real Housewives franchise? From New Jersey and New York City to Beverly Hills, Atlanta and Orange County, the scandalously sexy Real Housewives love stripping down into the sexiest swimsuits imaginable and flaunting their real and artificial assets. RadarOnline.com has photos of all your favorite ladies from current and former seasons of the hit Bravo franchise. PHOTOS: Real Housewives Show Off Their Hot Bikini Bodies! Over on the east coast, former NYC girls Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Bensimon heat up the Atlantic Ocean wearing barely-there bikinis that flaunt their totally flawless figures, while New Jersey babe Melissa Gorga shows off her bombshell bikini body in fringe. Kim Zolciak may be Tardy for the Party, but the Atlanta Housewife doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to her bikini body. And NeNe Leakes is curvier than most of her costars, but she isn’t bashful about baring her swerving curves. On the ...
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Real Housewives of NYC's Ramona Clashes With LuAnn Over "Weekend Mom" Dig
US Magazine - over 4 years
Ramona Singer is not afraid to mince words when it comes to her Real Housewives of New York City costar LuAnn de Lesseps and her parenting skills. Season 4 concluded with no-nonsense Singer, 55, slamming her costar for being a "weekend mom," insinuating that she neglected her two children to spend time with boyfriend Jacques Azoulay and when season 5 picks up Monday, the women are still at odds over Singer's crack. PHOTOS: Biggest Real Housewives fights of all time "You know you crossed the line with me, about my relationship with the kids," de Lesseps, 47, seethes in the above preview clip after pulling Singer aside to address the "elephant in the room." VIDEO: Ramona criticizes The Countess' parenting When Singer instantly goes on the defense, fellow Housewife Sonja Morgan tries to intervene, reminding the women that they all vowed to "take the high road" going into the new season. Retorts de Lesseps: "We are taking the high road and I'm taking the higher road." ...
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Video - Kelly Bensimon Talks About Her Modelling Career At Book Signing Part 2
Contact Music - almost 5 years
Former model Kelly Bensimon talks about how she started out modelling at 16 when she came second in a competition before moving on to bigger things in New York, Chicago and Paris. She mentions her love of Earnest Hemingway while she was a literature student an
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Kelly Bensimon nearly slips out of her bikini top as she shows off the results of her Supermodel Diet on the beach
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Had a sense of humour about it
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'Real Housewives' Kelly Bensimon Falls Out of Her Top While Swimming
Gather - Celebs - almost 5 years
The former Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Bensimon may have been busy in her la-la land over the weekend in Miami, because she didn't quite pay attention to her wardrobe while splashing around . . .
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How To Lose 5 Pounds In 3 Days! Kelly Bensimon’s ‘Supermodel Diet’
Radar - almost 5 years
By Radar Staff How does one of the hottest Real Housewives of all times keep her bikini body looking so bangin’? Former model Kelly Bensimon reveals all of her diet secrets in her brand new book, I Can Make You Hot! The Supermodel Diet, including how to lose 5 pounds in 3 days without cutting carbs – and RadarOnline.com has the details. PHOTOS: Diet Divas In the book, the reality star and bona fide bikini babe maintains that swearing off sugar, oil, alcohol, salt, caffeine and nuts, paired with healthy eating choices is the key to dropping weight fast. As part of the KKB Supermodel Diet, Kelly advises the consumption of three big and nutritious meals a day, sticking to whole grains like brown rice, lean meats like chicken and fish, as well as fresh veggies. PHOTOS: Hollywood Hardbodies “It's all about nurturing yourself and not starving yourself,” she explained to Fox News about her diet plan.  She also suggests smaller sized portions, chewing food eight times ins ...
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Last Chance: Reality TV Star in Town
Huntington - almost 5 years
We've seen hundreds of events come and go in the community, but how often does one pass you by that you wish you hadn't missed out on? That's where we come in. Each week Huntington Patch will post a quick reminder about the events, activities or important tasks whose deadlines have come. Real Housewife, model and author, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, will be in Huntington Thursday to speak about and sign her new book, "I Can Make You Hot: The Supermodel Diet." The reality star will be at the Book Revue at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kelly Killoren Bensimon
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 47
    In June 2016, Simon and Schuster published Bensimon's novel A Dangerous Age.
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    Killoren Bensimon appeared in three seasons of The Real Housewives of New York City. Killoren Bensimon's latest projects include her HSN jewelry line which launched May 19, 2016 called Kelly Killoren by Kelly Killoren Bensimon.
    More Details Hide Details The collection is available on HSN.com Killoren Bensimon appears on BRAVO Tvs Odd Mom Out in episode 9,10 of Season 2. Killoren Bensimon was married to fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon until the couple divorced. They have two daughters, Sea Louise, born in 1998, and Thaddeus Ann, born in 2000.
  • 2012
    Age 43
    Killoren Bensimon and her girls also appeared on the June 2012 cover of New York Family.
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  • 2011
    Age 42
    She was featured in a pictorial in the December 2011 issue of Avenue magazine and was guest editor for the January and February issues.
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    She also opened the NASDAQ on September 1, 2011 to promote the cover.
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    In September 2011, Killoren Bensimon was on the cover of Shape and was featured in a pictorial based on her exercise routine.
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    For spring 2011, Bensimon's jewelry collection was sold at Wink, W hotels, and Dash.
    More Details Hide Details Killoren Bensimon wrote three books for Assouline Publishing: In the Spirit of the Hamptons, American Style, and The Bikini Book. A portion of the author's proceeds are donated to the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bensimon's fourth book I Can Make You Hot, was published by St. Martin's Press in April 2012. A portion of the author's proceeds were being donated to Generositywater.org.
  • 2010
    Age 41
    On June 24, 2010, Killoren Bensimon announced the launch of her fourth jewelry collection, Kelly by Kelly Killoren Bensimon.
    More Details Hide Details The collection mixed metals, leather, feathers and crystals and was sold at Intermix stores across the U.S. to support Feeding America.
    Killoren Bensimon appeared on the cover and in a six-page pictorial in the March 2010 edition of Playboy magazine, which was photographed by her ex-husband Gilles Bensimon in August 2009 at Milk Studios in New York City.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 38
    Her second line of jewelry was sold at Bloomingdale's in fall 2007.
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    She was also an "ambassador" for Spring 2007 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details Killoren Bensimon's first line of jewelry was uniquely made with fishing lures and was sold exclusively at Barney's New York.
  • 2006
    Age 37
    Killoren Bensimon has been host of the IMG fashion week, and of the IMG swim shows in Miami. She was a spokesperson in 2006 for Wool as part of their Test Marketing Productions (TMP);.
    More Details Hide Details Bensimon has hosted and modeled in menswear events with GQ magazine.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 29
    She attended Trinity College, Connecticut, but left after a year. She graduated in 1998 from Columbia University's School of General Studies with a degree in Literature and Writing.
    More Details Hide Details She is now completing an MBA with a focus on International Marketing at Northeastern University. Kelly began her modeling career in New York City. She has appeared in magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Harper's Bazaar. She was once the face of Clarins. She is the editor at large for Hamptons Magazine, a free weekly with circulation of 40,000 to 50,000 and Gotham Magazine. Both publications are owned by Niche Media. She became the founding editor of Elle Accessories Magazine, and left after two issues. She authored several books including In The Spirit of the Hamptons, American Style, and The Bikini Book. American Style was edited on her Blackberry. Bensimon also wrote a column in Page Six Magazine called The Socializer: Kelly Killoren Bensimon. Killoren Bensimon is also a style columnist for the newspaper AM New York.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on May 1, 1968.
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