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Oh, my God, sorry God you have nothing to do with this, but there is no other person who can understand what I am dealing with. When Bravo asked me to be on this show, I had no idea where it would take me. I have been raked through the press, my reputation has been slandered, and my entire personal life has been effected by complete strangers who have made a business out of being on reality television. But, I am so incredibly grateful for if it wasn't for BRAVO, I would never be in the position to show you a slice of my real life or have the opportunities that have come to me as a result of the show.
Before I ever even heard of reality television, I was an editor for a magazine. I helped start a magazine owned by Niche Media called GOTHAM. It is a lifestyle magazine that covers and explores different people in major metropolitan cities. I decided to take another leap of faith and try a new craft. My idea was to take to the streets, explore what real people were actually wearing, write an article based on how the street influences fashion, and photograph the interviewees. Yes, I have no idea how to take pictures. But, why not try something new? The worst thing that could happen is that I bag the story. I believe in celebrating life, thinking outside the box and trying new things. You can only blame yourself for not making the effort. The experience was fun because I was able to explore many areas of New York and meet a lot of different people, mainly handsome men. I am single, so I was just having fun flirting, why not? More importantly, I learned that people define themselves by their accessories. No matter what size, age, or shape you are, accessories give an immediate impression of who you think you are or the feeling you want to convey. To get the look on the streets check out GOTHAM magazine's February issue. Thank you GOTHAM for always believing in me and my crazy ideas.
As far as the rest of the show, I refuse to comment on scenes I wasn't in. I wasn't there, therefore, I cannot judge. You shouldn't either. Have fun with each of our characters and stop taking sides. We all work really hard, and have a lot of fun making the show. Enjoy it, eat lots of popcorn, and drink beer or take a shot every time I touch my hair or say, "like." It makes it more fun. You can always ask me anything anytime on twitter @kikilet. Enjoy the show.
Kelly Killoren Bensimon
I like you this year Iam so glad that you are staying out of jilland bethenny fight but iam so sick about Jill. Just worry about your life.Good luck
Wow, it's amazing how your castmates comment on your intellect every single week...it's probably best that you NOT pass out advice on how we as viewers should comment (its called "blogging"), you can't even operate a simple camera.
Keep smiling and skipping through the streets on NYC!
Are you asking people not to have an opinion? How can viewers take SIDES? We don't even KNOW these people. And as far as not being judged.....sorry, y'all signed up for this. Of COURSE people are going to judge, Kelly, get real!
I respect your decision to not comment on things that don't involve you (maybe you can teach Luanne that trick) but what in the world are you talking about? You had started to make sense in your blogs and now you are back to the strange blogs you did the first season.
To quote the MOST FAMOUS Housewife--"You really don't know the TEMPATURE in the room!!!!" Lillies and lollilops...you and Lynn from OC should do lunch and become BFF's. And perhaps do a show!!! That's a show that would go down in comedy history!!!
Kelly..another episode and I respect you more. Loved the street search for your Gotham article. You looked adorable researching trends!'m inspired and will get the magazine to read it, even after the issue came out by now. CONGRATS a thousand times. I'm an accessory lover and am so curious on your take. As for the NYCHousewives my sense remains: please be wary of Bethenny....she can't be in a room without dumping on you. truly awful accusations in the past to damage you and your career and family. She is a fast talking,screaming, scary woman. Please also give Jill a pass on her email last week and EVERYONE stear clear of Bethennys reality. Kelly you reveal that you are MORE AMAZING and elegant each week. you are a great asset to the show.
So Kelly like, to only be interested in what Kelly has to say.
I actually like you, but I wish you would at least "try" to care about what others think.
Funny - you didn't "refuse to comment" on your twitter a few days ago. Let me remind you "@jillzarin i just saw next weeks episode. its a horror film with way too much hair, makeup, crying, and product placement."
Sure sounds like taking sides to me.
Good for you for not judging the other scenes of which you were not a part of. We are all so hung up on criticizing everything we see as if we were there to know all the details (on and off the screen). I can tell that you are really trying to connect with everyone this season and I feel like I’ve gotten to know you better. Keep enjoying life!
Is this a blog or a job interview. We get it, you think you're too fabulous for RHNYC.
Your up there and we're all down here!
Kelly, I'll admit that I was one of the people who didn't give you much of a chance last season and decided I didn't like you very much. However, this season you have made me eat my words-this new side of you that we are all getting to see is real, relatable, and certainly likeable. Thank you for the beer suggestion...but I don't think I can handle that much alcohol! :)
I'm glad you're taking the high road this year and being a nicer person, you're much more likeable. However, what's with the "take a shot every time I touch my hair" comment? Stop trying to be so "cool".
I don't know you but I find it odd you keep the name Bensimon despite the divorce yet claim to be living on your own successes and not a name. Charity use or not a real woman doesn't need a title.
And stop shoving your successes into every blog or press interview.
Signed- A poor and jealous observer
I admire your positve, carefree, and laidback approach to life. It is so important to limit the amount of nonsense you have to deal with. It brings itself along without having to look for it. I hope you will continue to accept people just as they are, understanding they are not perfect, and forgiving the imperfections daily. We all can choose not to be offended. When you know how someone is, why would you be surprised when they act in character???
Then you should leave the show.... I think you believe viewers care about you more than they actually do!!!
Kelly, I like that you try to stay positive. The camera scene was endearing! Cute! You're right, it's best to try to avoid the drama (that's my mantra also).
Kelly, you're beautiful inside and out. You have a gentle spirit and the people that bash you are insecure and jealous. Keep being the fabulous person you are.
Kelley, People will take sides, that is human nature. but your right. its a show and people's lives, which you choose to share with us. The one thing I like about you, is the fact that I know you have never had to worry about money, but it doesn't seem to rule your life like it does some of the other housewives. Kelley, when someone tells you that they want to start over, you don't go and throw it back in their face. I think you are a nice person, that somehow comes across wrong. Just keep being you, I know you have a nice heart..
I don't have twitter. How tall are you? Anyhow, it's human nature to take sides. You've taken one, you just choose not to express it. I'd be weary of Jill if I were you. But somehow I don't see you guys hanging out when not filming....you're laid back, and she never shuts up. Your apartment is FANTASTIC btw!!!!
KELLY!!! Please girl . . . you could at least comment on what Jill said about you and Bethanny. Anyway, don't you get paid to be on this show. Stop slacking off for the sake of being a peace keeper! I cannot believe you were oblivious to the fact that this is how the show is! Opinions is what you signed up and are getting paid for!
This is what you all signed on for. We have every right to express our opinions. If it were not for us you and teh rest would not have the career you have now. We made the Housewives franchise what it is today because we watch. We talk and encourage more people to watch. So do not talk down to us. Do not put on us your fear of confrontation. This blog was created so that we can say what we want. Get over it. deal with it or leave the show.. Plain and simple..
Kelly I also agree that you are beautiful inside and out and a threat to most of the women on the show who are insecure and don't have your natural beauty. You are a free spirit and so positive. I think you are very classy in how you handle yourself. Bravo to you pretty woman~
For the most part Kelly, I do write only on what I see. Doesn't everybody? Most of the fans love Bethenney...you get that, right. We love the total pkg. Mr. + Mrs. Hoppy, Cookie, and (can't wait), the new baby. As you said you don't take sides, which I think is the right thing for you to do. If you do, I'll call you on it, Re: Jill and Bethenny, it is private to them. But to be honest, with all I saw I.m Team Bethenney, all the way. Most of us are Team Bethenny, 72%. But when she gets ganged up from Jill + the puppetmaster,(Lu), we, the viewers get furious. Bethenny, like us all is just human, humans err, she gets engrossed in her business, she definitely should and now hubby and baby too. What bothers me about the cast is that most of the other ladies should realize this, instead, one is jealous, because of her divorce blues and money worries. And, the other who has all that Bethenny always strived for and loved must remember when she worked so hard, or did she meet her hubby after he made it big, and doesn't understand the constant hard work. The 1st one who wished to avoid the divorce blues, eggs on one,who, now it appears just might not have experienced 16 - 18 hr. work days, while falling in love(:>) Alex, Ramona, and the viewers see it. We ,of course discuss and judge. It's Human Nature, we err. Then hopefully learn from mistakes. But most of us understand spats, the cause, the fuel, + the fools who interfere. People started to connect with you...walk with the best loved cast members. There most loved for a reason. Make a 'sincere' effort to understand new people, and don't waver from your inner core of beliefs, you'll become a better person, not perfect...just better. Good Luck
Kelly, it's sad to me that you do not know how to operate a simple camera...not just because it takes so little intellect, but because that must mean you do not spend much time taking pictures of those darling daughters of yours as they are hopping through the poppy fields and doing all the other fun things in life with you!
Whoa, what is with all this vitriol? We're talking about a real human being with real feelings here. Show some humanity for christ sake.
Now that you have seen some of the shows, what do you think of Jill and her lap dog LuAnne? Wow, friends like that shouldn't be considered friends. Jill thinks she can tell you who you can talk to and who you can be friends with. I always thought you lived your own life, the way you wanted to.I hope you wake up soon and shake off those party poopers. If you remember last season, These same "Friends" were making fun of you on every episode. So be careful and show us the old Kelly. I miss her!
Kelly -- I'm assuming you never watched the show before you were on it and so I'm not surprised by your comments. Maybe you should consider taking your leave from the show before you become a non-character .. that's not what these shows are about.
Of course we're going to judge the scenes, because even though you're not in them, we can still see them dingbat!
It's as if there are two separate shows going on..."The Real Housewives" and the "Kelly Show". You are not a part of that group, that inner circle of socialites, you seem to have been more a part of the fashion/entertainment side of things. Have your own show with your own glitzy, free-spirited beautiful people. That would be fun to watch as you do offer a breath of fresh air and welcome relief from the drama. However, honestly, trying to watch you on a show that doesn't fit is surreal.
Also, you'd mentioned last week that you are insecure. I get that, we all have our stuff that we are dealing with. And, with all due respect, your insecurity shows by your constant self-promotion. You don't need to do that. Just be yourself. Stop TELLING us who you are and just BE who you are.
That said, you have come so far in such a short time. You are so likeable this season. You are letting the real you come through a little and it is refreshing.
Liking you better this season, but be accountable for last! The other housewives didn't slander you or ruin your reputation. YOU DID! You came off a fool last season. Your interactions were verging on CRAZY to say the least. You've clearly reigned it in this season and it is working for you.
I appreciate that you aren't commenting on situations that aren't personal to you, however, I find the use of this forum to continue your self-aggrandizing a true yawner. One of the great things about blogging is to hear your "back story" about the show. How you felt about things that were going on, what you wish you'd said, how certain situations made you feel. Alex does a lovely job talking about her "scenes" and not talking about the things of which she wasn't a part. Perhaps, Ms. Magazine Editor, you could take a page from an author's book and study how Alex handles this situation for the benefit of your "fans."
Why bother being on a reality show if you are going to take the high road and not participate? No offense- but you come across as a ding bat. With that said- I don't think you will be a cast member next season. However, as a fellow human being on planet earth- keep up being nice. We need more people like you!
You were the one last season that old Beth that you were up there and Beth was down there and that you were never going to be friends...remember!!
What exactly are you bringing to the table??
I hope that you can remain thru to yourself and not take sides as the other wowen have done...it is really high school.
Kelly, you should have done some research prior to agreeing to be on the show. It is a well known, documented fact that once you are on a reality TV show, your life becomes a public life. You feel you have been slandered? Sue the slanderer. Your life has been effected? Of course it has. You are paying the price of celebrity. Cry me a river. Until you were on the show, I had NO idea who you were. The notion that all press is good press applies to you Kelly, as it does to everyone. Quit your whining or quit the show. As far as refusing to comment on scenes you weren't in, how do you explain the lovely twitter comment to Jill Zarin? How "mean girl" of you Kelly. If you say you want to be authentic, then be authentic.
Kelly you are fabulous and totally cool! You are just as beautiful in person. I saw you at the Standard and wow!
I don't know why people do not see you are so nice! Bethenny is a Press Monger. Go Ramona on that one!
Bethenny didn't like you because Bethenny doesn't like anyone she cannot use. Just remember that.
You've become as relevant to the storyline as fringe on a dress. It's nice, but not important.
I can't believe you couldn't work a point & shoot camera! That was too funny because those cameras are designed to be idiot proof. The salesperson would have shown you, had you asked for advice. Well, Gilles will have no competition from you.
You are such a goof ball! Gotta love it! You are a much needed diversion from the rest of the drama that consumes the show. Keep taking your pictures, asking those burning journalism questions, and saying Hi.
please be in more scenes! it's more fun and less dramatic. the feud between jill and bethenny is boring. jill is a baby and bethenny has moved on. we need more "kelly time" thanks!
What's with the drama to begin this blog when you were barely on the episode this week? Bother you that the episode did not take place in Kellyworld? FYI, when you put yourself on a reality show, you put yourself out there to be analyzed and nit picked by the public and you best be sure your closet is clear of skeletons before you make the choice to put yourself out there.
As for taking sides, it's human nature.
Nice to see you read the message boards where they talk about the drinking games you mention.
Those new opportunities you appreciate? None of them would be available to you if people didn't care about or have opinions on the "characters" in this show. In fact, you wouldn't BE on this show if you didn't want people to pay attention to you and to care. Please stop pretending that you don't. You may have received some consequences you didn't intend but that is a risk you chose to take. If you don't want us to care - or to watch - then leave the show! Problem solved!
Are you not capable of getting the concept of this cheap show. You air your life and then blog or comment on what was shown?? Why else would anyone read your blog????
The camera scene was funny.
I agree with Marcy - "when someone tells you that they want to start over, you don't go and throw it back in their face."
Don't become Jill - it's not a quality I can see you handling well. Also, be true to yourself, stay out of things that bring too much drama, or have nothing to do with you, you have too much class & self worth than LuAnn.