Kelly Bensimon: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me!


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The boss of the Big Apple! Kelly bensimon was a model as a teenager, traveling the world before settling in New York City.

The Illinois native, who shares daughters Sea, 23, and Thadeus “Teddy”, 21, with her ex-husband, Gilles Bensimon, rose to fame after playing in The real housewives of New York. Kelly joined the cast in season 2 but left in 2011 after two years on the Bravo series. She has since appeared on a few episodes here and there, including a Season 7 episode in 2015.

The A dangerous age author – who has remained close to a few housewives, including Luann de Lesseps – went from reality TV to selling real estate. She currently works for Douglas Elliman, which has offices all over the world, and is the co-host of the “Hey Guys, Hey” podcast.

Apart from his role in RHONY and being a mother of two, what do Kelly fans really know about her? Bravo’s former personality opened up to Us weekly exclusively on herself – including which of her past careers was her favorite and what social media tips she picked up Kris jenner.

Read on to find out more about Kelly:

1. I always have my riding boots, bikini, and running shoes in my car.

2. I am a very bad dancer!

3. Kris Jenner taught me to use social media to my advantage and to have fun with it. Its rules: Snapchat for quick moments; Instagram for great photos; LinkedIn for work; Twitter for interesting thoughts; Facebook for the family.

4. My favorite dish is the fried squid and the guacamole with fries. Chef Sheri’s Chocolate Chip Cookies at Food Bank For New York City are just around the corner… if you count cookies as a meal!

5. The best way for me to spend a weekend day is to drive around the Hamptons with my daughters for horseback riding and brunch.

6. I don’t like to swear. My father, who is a lawyer, taught me not to swear at a young age. He always said, “Don’t you know a better word?

7. My hidden talents slam and hiss. I speak french too.

8. I am passionate about chewing gum. My fitness trainer once told me to chew gum on a stressful day.

9. My very first modeling job was for Tyson Chicken.

10. My heart belongs to James taylor, but i’m obsessed with Harry Styles.

11. My first gig was Prince in Rockford, Illinois, in 1982.

12. My weakness is my daughter Teddy’s vegan peanut butter cookies. I would eat them every day if I could.

13. I am a full time single parent and work in real estate for Douglas Elliman in New York City, the Hamptons, Florida and Paris.

14. I have never watched much television, but at the moment I like Succession.

15. I wrote the book American style in 2004 for Anna wintour and the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

16. I have suffered from psoriasis my entire life. This is one of the reasons I never wear my hair up in the air.

17. I dreamed of an African safari with my daughters.

18. I was the editor and creator of the magazine She Accessories. It was one of my favorite jobs.

19. This year I sold $ 100 million worth of real estate to Douglas Elliman.

20. Pharrell [Williams] winked at me on the catwalk at a Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris. Swoon!

21. I am a New Yorker who drives my car everywhere.

22. I often go out at night for work, but always go to bed early.

23. I wake up with Mozart. I train for Beyonce.

24. I love the New York Rangers.

25. This is my fourth year of collaborating on designs for my sheepskin outerwear collection, EnVille x Pologeorgis. This season, it’s about making a statement with color.

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