Lots of Playboy stories today, aren’t there? Here’s another one: ‘Real Housewives of New York’ cast member Kelly Bensimon talked to E! Online’s Marc Malkin about her Playboy pictorial.
“I’m pretty nervous,” the Real Housewives of New York star tells me. “Everyone thinks of me as this exhibitionist, and I’m not. I’m just not that kind of girl. I’m not that kind of model. I wear clothes!”
Thankfully, Marc followed up with the obvious question: then why pose for Playboy?
When my agent was like, “Would you be interested in doing this?” at first I was like, “Uh, I don’t think so.” But then I was like, “That would be amazing.” I’m 41. It’s a great image for the rest of the world. Yes, you can have it all. You can have two kids, you can be in shape and you can really enjoy life.
Did she, as Marc put it, “show… south of the border?”
I didn’t want to do that. I don’t think that part of a woman’s body is really evocative. The roundness of the hips, the buttocks, the breast, the shoulders, the clavicle, the hair, the teeth-those are things that I think are most evocative and provocative parts of the body. So I don’t think it’s really necessary to show that. Some people might think it’s necessary, but it wasn’t for me.
I never thought of it that way. What do you think?
Kelly had her ex-husband, fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon do the photoshoot, which makes sense to me. It’s nothing he hasn’t seen, and if he’s a talented photographer, then why not?
Was Kelly trying to one-up cast member Bethenny Frankel’s nude PETA ad?
No! Different opportunities come to different people. That’s not me. I don’t play that game.
If she says so- LOL. What do you think of Kelly posing for Playboy? If you watch ‘Real Housewives of New York,’ then you’ll get to see parts of the photoshoot.
Photos by Wenn.com