Bethenny Frankel, star of “The Real Housewives of New York City”, signing copies of “Naturally Thin”
- 4/30/09 7:00 PM at Borders Books – Shelbyville Road. Louisville, KY.
Bethenny Frankel (born November 4, 1970) is a natural foods chef and is currently on The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo. She was a finalist on on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.
She is daughter of thoroughbred race horse trainer Robert Frankel who is a member of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, inducted in 1995, and is multiple Eclipse Award winner. Bethenny was once a hotwalker for her father’s stable and spent every summer at Saratoga Springs, New York for racing.
Bethenny graduated from Pine Crest School and matriculated to New York University.
Before she appeared in the reality show, Frankel starred in the 1994 movie “Hollywood Hills 90028” and acted in the 1995 movie “Wish Me Luck”. She went on to have a career assisting in large-scale events such as The Rock, Con Air, and Evita film premieres, the Emmy Awards, and the Grammy Awards. She also was part of a company called Princess Pashmina, which was the first to import shawls and distribute them to Hollywood celebrities.
Since Frankel’s passion always been in health and healing, she attended the Natural Gourmet Cooking Institute in New York. After she graduated, she formed a company which provides wheat-, egg-, and dairy-free baked goods, meals for private clients, and a custom-meal delivery service. Her clients include Michael J. Fox, Brooke Hogan, Alicia Silverstone, and Paris Hilton. Frankel also cooked for Survivor winners Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca when they rapidly gained unwanted weight after the show and she had to get them on the right track.
Frankel was one of 16 candidates in The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. She made it to the series finale before losing to Dawna Stone.
Frankel also writes a column on health in Health Magazine and has been featured in several other magazines, such as Social Life Magazine, Life & Style, Gotham, OK!, Us Weekly. In Style, Star, People. She has been featured in the The New York Times and New York Post. She is a spokesperson for Pepperidge Farm’s Baked Naturals.
On March 10th, 2009 Frankel published ‘Naturally Thin – Unleash Your Skinnygirl & Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting’ on Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone Fireside Imprint. The book has been on the New York Times Best Seller List 4 weeks in a row.
Frankel states that her goal is to democratize health by making a healthy, balanced lifestyle accessible to everyone. She lives with her dog, Cookie, in New York City, where she is currently writing her second book.
Frankel is one of the six women featured on Bravo’s series The Real Housewives of New York City, a show that takes a look on the inside life of relatively wealthy New York women.