Meet the Contestant: Bethenny Frankel

Name: Bethenny Frankel
Age: 40
Claim to Fame: The Real Housewives of New York City

If you’re anything like me, you were scraching your head when the cast was announced for the upcoming first season of Skating With the Stars.  I had to look quite a few of them up just to find out who they were.  That’s where my Meet the Contestant posts come in for this train wreck waiting to happen.

A natural foods chef, Bethenny Frankel is best known for her role in The Real Housewives of New York City, which produced the spinoff series Bethenny Getting Married?, but she got her start in television on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, where she placed second.

An interesting tidbit: Bethenny appeared nude on a billboard in Times Square as part of a PETA campaign in 2009, because apparently you can be nude on billboards in New York City.

Skating With the Stars premieres on November 22, 2010!

More photos of Bethenny after the jump:

Bethenny Frankel in apron

Bethenny Frankel nude in PETA campaign billboard

Bethenny Frankel in bikini

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