January 10, 2009 11:00 AM by Paulene Hinds
The Real Housewives of New York City are back for season two! The much anticipated series will return to Bravoon Tuesday, February 17, at 11 PM ET. Alex, Bethenny, Jill, Luann and Ramona, along with new cast member Kelly Killoren Bensimon continue to juggle their careers and home lives with busy calendars packed with charity fund-raising galas, the social whirl of the Hamptons and nights on the New York social scene. Following the premiere, the series will then move to its regular Tuesdays at 10 PM ET timeslot on February 24.
The Real Housewives of New York City provides an up-close and personal look at a lifestyle where front row seats at Fashion Week, ritzy nightlives and Hamptons estates are an everyday occurrence. The the show follows six glamorous women, balancing motherhood, demanding careers and a fast-paced social calendar in the most exclusive areas of New York. Check out the bios of the ladies below!
An up-and-comer in New York society, Alex McCord is a high-powered career woman juggling two children, a husband, and a thriving life.
Bethenny Frankel is a single Manhattan woman in her 30s with a burgeoning career as a natural foods chef, a Wall Street boyfriend with three children, and is a staple on the New York social scene.
Jill Zarin is the quintessential New York woman. She is a regular on the Manhattan social circuit, as well as an accomplished businesswoman and a talented photographer.
LuAnn de Lesseps
LuAnn de Lesseps is a real-life Countess. Her husband, Alexandre Count de Lesseps, is a French aristocrat (of the Suez Canal dynasty).
Ramona Singer is a busy entrepreneur. She owns her own business, R.M.S. Fashions, a jewelry line, truefaithjewelry.com, a clothing line, True Faith, and is developing a skin care line as well.
and the newest houswife in town…Kelly Killoren Bensimon
Kelly Killoren Bensimon the newest Housewife, is known as one of New York City’s major tastemakers. Mother of two daughters, Killoren Bensimon is a model, equestrian, author, editor and designer. She recently created a line of costume jewelry and a collaboration of sweaters that were sold in major department stores nationwide. The former Editor of Elle Accessories, an ambassador for Wool Corp., she is also the face of Saks Fifth Avenue’s “Wear” Campaign for spring 2009. In addition to her own reality show on Plum TV called Behind the Hedges, she is a columnist for New York Post’s Page Six Magazine. She has also published three books The Bikini Book, American Style, and In The Spirit of the Hamptons and donates a portion of her book proceeds to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Killoren Bensimon splits her time between New York City and East Hampton.
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