An Interview with Kelly Killoren Bensimon

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Kelly Killoren Bensimon is a model, author, magazine editor, fashion designer and an equestrian.

She's also a single mom with two daughters from a previous marriage. Starting tonight, she becomes an official cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City. The second season of this series airs on Bravo.

Bensimon spoke with E! Online about her experience on the show:

Why are you doing Real Housewives of New York City?
Everybody wants to know that. I thought it was a great opportunity to explore a single working mother who is living and navigating the crazy city of New York.

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What did your friends have to say when you told them you were the new Housewife?
Some were like, this is a great opportunity and you should go for it. They're like, you have such a crazy vivacious personality the masses are going to love you. But other friends were like, what are you doing? Don't do it. Putting your life on television? It's not like I'm doing anything I'm ashamed of. You know, I'm riding horses and writing articles and hanging out with my kids.

Are we going to see any romance for you on the show?
There is a little romance. There's a smokin'-hot romance.

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