Geez, give a chick a Playboy photoshoot, and she just goes crazy.
Kelly Bensimon is one of the 40-something Real Housewives of New York City, and she did a photoshoot for Playboy. She doesn’t look bad or anything, but… she should probably stick to the one-pieces. Or something to cover that lumpy abdomen.
Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an author, model, jewelry designer, and former editor of Elle Acessories. She currently appears on Bravo The Real Housewives of New York City.
Kelly Jean Killoren was born in 1968, and raised in Rockford, Illinois. She began working as a model at the age of 15. Killoren was the third wife of French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon, who was formerly International Creative Director of Elle magazine; the couple has two daughters, Sea Louise Bensimon (born in 1998) and Thaddeus Ann Bensimon (born in 2000). The couple divorced in July 2007. The former Mrs. Bensimon now resides in New York City and East Hampton.
Killoren began her modeling career in New York City. She has appeared in magazines such as ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and Harper's Bazaar. She was also the face of Clarins. She is the editor at large for Hamptons Magazine and Gotham Magazine. She is the founding editor Elle Accessories Magazine. She has authored several books including In The Spirit of the Hmptons, American Style, and The Bikini Book. Kelly also wrote a column in Page Six Magazine called The Socializer: Kelly Killoren Bensimon.
Killoren-Bensimon has been host of the IMG (business) 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;) however, a current search of the Wool website indicates no 2009 relationship or representation. Bensimon has hosted menswear events with GQ magazine. She was also an "ambassador" for Spring 2007 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Killoren Bensimon launched her jewelry line "Kelly" at Bloomingdale's in fall 2007.
From 7 March 2009 to 5 May 2009, Killoren Bensimon appeared on Bravo's second season of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Bensimon appeared in a six-page pictorial in the March 2010 edition of Playboy magazine.