Thursday, July 9, 2009

Working Girl Idol: Skinny Girl Bethenny Frankel

When we first met Bethenny Frankel on season one of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York she was portrayed as the commitment-phobic 30-something runaway bride. As season one went on and then season two we learned several Bethenny-isms and that Bethenny Frankel is a hardcore Working Girl and therefore my latest Working Girl Idol.

Bethanny started her company BethennyBakes after attending The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts in New York. She's worked with a number of celebrities including Mariska Hargitay and the Hiltons.

So when she's not trying to understand the words that come out of Kelly Bensimon's mouth or gallivanting around the Hamptons with Jill Zarin, Bethanny is catering events, working with celebrities, running BethennyBakes, contributing to Health Magazine and writing diet and cookbooks. (And I complain about working 9am - 6pm, going home, watching TV and going to bed. sheesh!)

She recently released her first book 'Naturally Thin - Unleash Your Skinnygirl & Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting' (which I still have to get my hands on) and is already working on a follow-up which will feature her signature Skinnygirl Cocktails. Yes, please!

Watching Bethenny on Real Housewives, you can see she has amazing energy. (Probably from eating so well!) It's inspiring to see a woman on a reality show who has found her passion, is working hard and is a dedicated Working Girl. She's created her own company from the ground up, branded and marketed herself and her company. If that's not great success, I don't know what is.

"There is nothing that I would not do for hard work," Bethenny says on her reel on her website. "I have such passion, such drive. I'm willing to jump in, I'm willing to make a fool of myself, I'm will to work till the end." The perfect attitude for a Working Girl!

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KR said...

i <3 the housewives! i saw jill zarin walking down 43rd st. today and nearly toppled over my heels.

The Novelista Barista said...

Can i ask you,,, how did u find ur job? I really need to find another job, i Have lost all passion for my job and it sucks. And you seen to be very passionate about what you do so thats why i ask!

Dollface said...

Anyone in amazing shape, makes me happy and fun to follow... xxooo

Mad. said...

Bethanny's new book is riddled with borderline eating disorders. For example, go out to dinner, order a steak, and then only eat 3 bites. Eat a bagle, only a quarter then take out the inside bread. Really? That's stupid and obsessive. Bethanny is naturally skinny because she has an eating disorder. She is not an expert on nutrition, she is just a reality tv star who happens to cook, cook then not eat it.

I've read your blog for a long time now, and I think this is one of the most poorest entries you've written.

Bethanny Frankel is not a role model rather someone that needs help.

Chloe (Naturally Frugal) said...

Love me some Bethenny! That girls is hilarious and my favorite housewife - probably because she isn't one!

Rizza said...

i never knew she did all that. i always liked her on the Housewives of NY.

love your blog btw. it gives working girls like me inspiration and someone who understands what i'm going through. keep it up!

Working Girl One said...

In reply to "Mad.", I appreciate your insight on Bethenny's book. As I mentioned in the post I haven't purchased or read it yet so I can't comment on whether or not I agree with her advice.

But regardless of her alleged eating habits, Bethenny still built a brand and worked hard before becoming a reality star. And for that, I admire her.

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