KELLY KILLOREN BENSIMON (on Scary Island, Bethenny, MDLNY, Dating, & Being a Living Legend!)

Ep. 362

Kelly Killoren Bensimon, The Woman, The Myth, The Legend, steps Behind The Rope. Checking in from her iconic Soho loft, KKB is here to tell it all. For those who may not know, Kelly has a degree from Columbia University in Literature and Writing, an MBA, and is currently attending NYU Stern for her Executive MBA. Kelly also had a thriving career as a writer and editor at such famed publications like Elle, Page Six and Gotham and as a model who traveled the world working with famous photographers such as ex-husband, Gil Bensimon. All right, All right, onto what everyone wants to chat about, The Real Housewives of New York City. Kelly discusses how she was originally cast in Season Two of the hit franchise, how “welcome" she felt by the Season One Veterans, and how she was advised by everyone on her team not to do the show. We discuss some of her iconic moments such as running in traffic, being “up there” not “down here” and of course, “Scary Island”. Speaking of “Scary Island”, Kelly fills us in on what was really going on in that infamous dinner party scene and what life was like after that episode aired. She discusses how she reacted to and felt by the public’s “outcry” as well as the private messages she received on social media. Kelly discusses who from the cast she keeps in touch with and what she would say to Bethenny Frankel if she bumped into her today. Hint, it is not what you would expect! Kelly also opens up about what it is like when people still want to talk about “Scary Island” all these many years later, what life has been like since we last saw her on our TV screens, her dating life - a topic she rarely discusses, and what a current day in the life of KKB looks like as a thriving Real Estate Agent who splits her time between NYC, The Hamptons and Palm Beach. No surprise, as any reputable real estate agent in NYC does Kelly was on the just completed season of Million Dollar Listing New York which we chat about. Tune in for a non stop catch up with living legend, Kelly Killoren Bensimon. 




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