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!