Kelly Killoren Bensimon Is Busy Catching Up With Other ‘Real Housewives’

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New Bravo star Kelly Killoren Bensimon goes through the five phases of Real Housewives stardom in one Observer Transom interview this morning. It's kind of amazing to read:

Step 1: Recognition that she is not, technically, a “housewife.” Nobody on the Real Housewives of New York City is actually a "housewife." They all work, and star Bethenny Frankel isn't even married. "I own a house," Bensimon observes. "But I’m not a wife.”

Step 2: Protestation that she is not, technically, a “socialite.” “I am not a socialite. I don’t want people calling me a socialite because I’m not," Bensimon said. "A socialite is someone that goes to parties. I go to parties, but because I’m covering them for Page Six, or I went before because I was the accessories editor of Elle. I’m not really a socialite.” (Dude, Kelly, anyone on Plum TV, even if they work there, is a socialite.)

Step 3: Insistence that she is on the show to promote her “business” and not to become a trashy reality star. “I have a lot of different businesses and things that I’m working on and I thought it would be fun to explore," she said. (Killoren was interviewed during an event promoting her new jewelry line.)

Step 4: Assurance that she's friends with all of the other Real Housewives. "LuAnn and I get along because we’re both similar in a lot of ways. We have kind of similar backgrounds," Bensimon said. "I like Ramona a lot — I’m really impressed by her and the way that she works. Jill, I like her enthusiasm and Alex, she’s a lovely mom. I like that Bethenny is hardworking. Each one has their own thing and that’s what New York is. It’s a melting pot, not just one type.”

Step 5: Subtle indication that she is not, in fact, friends with all of the other Real Housewives. Of course, none of the other ladies showed up at Kelly's party.

Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Newest Star of Bravo's Real Housewives, Is Not a Socialite [NYO]