Bethenny Frankel, best known for The Real Housewives of New York City, has remained well-known throughout the celebrity circuit, even after her departure from the program.
Bethenny was born on November 4, 1970 and is the daughter of Bernadette Parisella and the late Robert Frankel, who was a horse-racing hall of famer and a trainer of thoroughbred horses.
She was born and raised in Port Washington, Long Island, NY. After attending the Natural Gourmet Institute, the health-conscious Bethenny Frankel created BethennyBakes, a store that sold baked goods which contained no wheat, eggs or dairy products.
This store was featured in several malls and other shopping centers throughout the country, but ceased production in 2010 after she launched her new endeavor called SkinnyGirl brand.
The SkinnyGirl Margarita is a featured product that came out of her SkinnyGirl brand products and is a pre-mixed, low calorie Margarita.
Bethenny Frankel married Jason Hoppy on March 28, 2010 and they now a spinoff series on Bravo called Bethanny Ever After.
She is also the mother of Bryn, who, even at 15 months old, is a vegetarian.
Bethenny Frankel: I Did Have Breast Implants!
Bethenny Frankel is pretty upfront about her experiences with plastic surgery.
Reportedly, she opened up to Life & Style, speaking out on the fact that she did have breast implants in 2005, but wanted them removed a few years later (see also JWoww plastic surgery for breast implants). For other stars the jury is still out on whether they did have breast augmentations or not – see Courtney Cox for example.
It is reported that she went through a period of insecurities about her body, as many women do at one time or another, and that she felt that her 34C breasts were too saggy at the age of 35.
As a result, she then consulted with a plastic surgeon in Florida to arrange for a breast lift. She was not happy, however, with the results. She felt that although her breasts were bigger, “they were still saggy.”
This was probably because she did not get a full-lift, instead she opted to receive a small implant because the doctor had told her that a full-lift would leave her with “big lollipop scars.”
Bethenny, being single at the time, did not feel comfortable with that idea, so she opted to have the small implant instead.
I guess you can call that first attempt a case of celebrity plastic surgery gone wrong.
Bethenny’s Latest Surgery
Bethenny’s being added to the list of celebrity plastic surgery doesn’t seem to bother her, as she readily admits to having a couple of breast jobs. Like Tara Reid plastic surgery, she’s not afraid to admit it.
Since she wasn’t happy with her first attempt, which she described as uncomfortable, because bad cosmetic surgery had left her breasts “saggy and gigantic”, she wanted to get her implants removed.
However, as a still-struggling chef at the time, she wasn’t able to afford to get her breasts re-done right then.
It wasn’t until 2008, after she got the part in Real Housewives, that she was able to get the breasts that she always wanted.
The doctor removed the implants, and also gave her the lift that she had wanted in the first place. She even said that the scars she had initially feared turned out not to be that big of a deal. She said, “I guess I heal quickly.”
Also, because of the fact that she is married now, she really doesn’t care that much. “It’s not like I’m going to be pulling my top down in St. Tropez at 40 years old!”
People can say what they want about celebrities having plastic surgery, but for Bethenny Frankel, it doesn’t matter to her at all.