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At 55, Sonja Morgan Is Looking Better Than Ever: Here’s How

The Real Housewives of New York City entrepreneur, who is partnering with CoolSculpting, shares the fitness, health, and beauty tips she swears by to maintain her glowing appearance. 

By Sarah Hanlon
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Age is nothing but a number — and Sonja Morgan knows that as well as anyone. At 55 years old, The Real Housewives of New York City fashion designer is looking better than ever. Need proof? Just check out her makeup-free birthday selfie, her bikini style, or her au-natural, unfiltered beach snaps

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So, exactly how has Sonja managed to age like fine wine? She recently revealed her secrets to The Lookbook, and, well, her answer is very Sonja. "It sounds cliché, but everything in moderation. For me that means working hard but also playing hard," she shared. "I look at myself and I say, ‘OK, I don’t look perfect like the models do, but I’m not a model, I’m a Housewife.’"

Over her nine years as a Housewife, Sonja has learned some expert tips on how she can look the best she can — and luckily for us non-'Wives, she's sharing them! Keep reading to see her tips on everything from working out to eating well to some unexpected skincare tips. 

Fresh Start

What you eat is key for your body's well-being, and Sonja is always sure to get a healthy start to her day — something she learned while on a retreat in Costa Rica. "In the morning, I make sure I have my vegetables, fruits, and I usually accomplish that with a smoothie," she said. "When I went to this retreat in the mountains, they taught me about the plant-based diet... If I get those veggies and fruits in early, I’m very satiated because your body doesn’t crave any more food because you’ve gotten the nutrients that you need." 

Body of Work

Hitting the gym isn't everyone's favorite thing to do — especially Sonja's. "I’m not a maniac at working out," she shared. "I always think that’s strange." Instead, the New Yorker looks to get her cardio in by walking around the city or finding a workout that she can do with friends. "I like social sports, so if I can play a little tennis with Luann [de Lesseps] or do yoga, I’m very happy to do that."

She's also a fan of any type of activity with a spiritual connection. "I like that mind-body connection that I get when I’m in a more spiritual state, whether it’s doing Zumba 'cause I’m out of my body dancing or the yoga or the Pilates," she said. Bottom line: While Sonja does love to get her heart rate up, you probably won't find her on a treadmill any time soon.

Keeping Cool 

Despite being dedicated to working out and eating well, almost everyone can relate to having those stubborn problem areas that just won't go away — and to tackle that, Sonja turns to CoolSculpting®. When talking about her body image, Sonja said, "I was feeling like, 'Wow, I’m very happy with the way I feel, I’m very happy with the way I look, but there’s still some stubborn areas that I would like to go.'" It was then that she tried the treatment, which safely freezes and eliminates treated fat cells with little to no downtime.

CoolSculpting can help you contour your body and reduce fat in problem areas such as under the chin, below the jawline, thigh, abdomen, flank, and upper arm, along with bra fat, back fat, and underneath the buttocks (you know, those bulges that just won’t go away, regardless of how much you sweat it out on the treadmill). While it isn’t a weight loss solution, CoolSculpting can reduce pouches of fat.

"I was so pleased with it," Sonja shared of the treatment. While her first treatment was targeted where her bikini bottoms cut in, she shared that she'd go back to "spot treat" other areas, too, such as under the chin or upper arms. And Sonja isn't the only Housewife who loves CoolSculpting! Sonja's pal Dorinda Medley has previously shared her affinity for the treatment, too.

"CoolSculpting is amazing,” Dorinda once told The Lookbook. “It is unbelievable… It’s for all those bits and bobs that no matter how much you work out, especially at my age, you can’t get rid of." 

Love Yourself

CoolSculpting isn't the only treatment Sonja has had done: She has had injectable wrinkle reducers, filler, and a non-surgical rhinoplasty. ("'Cause gravity pulls down on your nose," she said.) But one alteration she'll never do? A face lift. "You want to look like yourself," she advised. 

As for her daily beauty routine, Sonja is all about taking a self-care approach. She prefers Epsom salt baths over showers as they can often be "very drying." She also protects her skin by having a humidifier run "all the time, 24/7." 

Sonja also preaches not over-shampooing your hair or using too much styling heat since it can cause breakage — and given how voluminous her hair is on the latest season of RHONY, we'd say she's probably right.

Some things only get better with age, and Sonja Morgan is certainly one of those. And if you can't get enough of the fiery socialite, watch The Real Housewives of New York City on Wednesdays at 9/8c. 

This article is created with CoolSculpting®

The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for weight loss.

Important Safety Information
The CoolSculpting® procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria.

Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions including recent surgery, pre-existing hernia, and any known sensitivities or allergies.

During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment. 

Rare side effects may also occur. CoolSculpting® may cause a visible enlargement in the treated area which may develop two to five months after treatment and requires surgical intervention for correction. To learn more about CoolSculpting, visit or ask your doctor if it is right for you.

Please see full Important Safety Information for additional information.


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