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Bethenny Frankel: From Reality TV To Ice Queen On “SWTS”

Posted by on November 22, 2010 at 7:57 PM EST

bethenny frankelBethenny Frankel leaves the real housewives and laces up her skates for Skating With the Stars.

Before joining Skating With the Stars, Bethenny Frankel has appeared on several different shows. She first appeared on NBC’s “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” where she was the runner up.  She parlayed that into a position on the original show “The Real Housewives of New York.” She starred on “Real Houswives” for three seasons

Prior to her TV career and SWTS, Bethenny Frankel attended the Natural Gourmet Culinary Institute in New York. After she graduated she started a company named Bethenny Bakes where she made wheat, egg and dairy-free baked goods and meals for private clients. She folded that company in 2009 to from her Skinnygirl brand.

In March of 2009 Bethenny Frankel wrote and released her first book, Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinnygirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting. Nine months later she released her second book, The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipies for Your Naturally Thin Life. She has also released an exercise DVD and audio book. Frankel is currently working on two more books.

In June of 2010 Bravo launched a spinoff of her show The Real Housewives of New York with Bethenny Getting Married. The show followed her as she planned her wedding to husband Jason Hoppy and the birth of her daughter. The show debuted with 2 million viewers, the highest rated series in Bravo history.

Bethenny Frankel seems to live a healthy lifestyle and she is in good shape which should help her on Skating With the Stars. But the ice rink is a long way from the luxury apartments and gourmet foods of Manhattan that she is used to.



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