Kelly Bensimon’s new bikini body: much improved or still scary?


For whatever reason, Kelly Bensimon consistently gets pap’d whenever she’s on vacation in Miami. I’d like to think she’s not calling up the paparazzi to take photos of her while she’s wearing a bikini, but the bitch is crazy, so I wouldn’t put pap’ing herself out of the question. Anyway, last year many of us we horrified when we saw several sets of Kelly-wearing-a-bikini photos. Her body… was not good. And I wasn’t even really a question of her being too heavy or too thin – her body just seemed really, really strange. Even though she wasn’t “emaciated” there was just weirdness going on with the flesh and bones. She didn’t look like a woman who takes care of herself, at all – which she probably doesn’t.


So these are new photos of Kelly in Miami this weekend. Having just glanced through the old photos, I have to say… she looks better. She’s put on a little weight, and she has better muscle tone, and basically she doesn’t look like a drunk transvestite with an eating disorder, frolicking in the beach. Maybe she finally got some medication that works for her or something. Well done, Kelly.




Photos courtesy of Fame.

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  1. Crash2GO2 says:

    She still has no body fat, but seems strangely ‘loose’ in areas. I agree, her body does not look like she does much to take care of it besides exercising like a nut and depriving it of nutrients.

  2. memememe says:

    What happened to just wearing a great one piece? Why is it that everyone seems to think they need to wear a bikini? VERY few people look good in one (and I am NOT among them). She’s not doing herself any favors.

  3. hatekyle says:

    she’s like a prune. so dried up. i guess she’s prune and nuts?

  4. Liana says:

    I have a fairly toned and athletic body and I only wear bikinis on very rare occasions (like in, say, Tahiti, where we went for our honeymoon). I prefer one piece.

  5. Crash2GO2 says:

    Personally, I like to have a brown stomach – that is why I like to wear bikinis. My tummy is good, but not perfect, since I had a baby at 40. But if people don’t like what they see, they are free to look away. I do have a one piece I wear when I’m not sunbathing.

  6. JuJuBee says:

    Yeah her body isn’t meant for a two piece. Just because you have a flat stomach doesn’t mean everything will look good on you. Work with what you have ladies! It sucks, but saves you from looking the fool.

  7. Ann says:

    Ah, fer f&cks sake! Let’s stop being so nitpicky and critical of women’s physical appearance while giving men a waiver for being wrinkly, paunchy, balding and otherwise subpar.

  8. SRM says:

    Body-eh. I could live with it. I am not going to judge somebody on something they really can’t do much about, other than wear a one piece and not get busted implants. Maybe I am judging. But it looks like she got some work done on her face?

  9. Jen says:

    Gaining weight would definitely help here, but it looks like she’s on steroids?

  10. Eden says:

    Her face looks pretty and definitely softer.
    There are pictures on other sites of the rear view and her ass is very saggy and flat.
    With all her exercising and plastic surgery I’m surprised she doesn’t work on lifting up the caboose…
    Her body still looks a little odd to me but not as hard and masculine as it’s looked in the past.
    She does seem very body confident despite the flaws everyone else sees..I’m not sure if it’s healthy self esteem or massive narcissism.

  11. TG says:

    @MeriJaan – I agree. She looks like a man sort of like Clooney’s girl.

  12. lucy2 says:

    Is she one of those “real” housewives? I don’t get the appeal of those shows.
    Not everyone is meant to wear a tiny string bikini.

  13. Jenny says:

    I was wondering the same thing about steroids. There is just something “off” about her body. She looks like she is all muscle, especially her torso. I would be interested to see some old photos to see how much her body may have changed.
    My issue with Kelly is she appears to be so narcissistic that she thinks she can wear anything. That bikini does not flatter her at all but she probably thinks she is gorgeous.

  14. Jane says:

    She is built like a man, broad shoulders, no hips, knobby knees. Even if she put on weight, I bet she would not have curves. Most of it would probably go to her upper body (and I don’t mean her boobs). Just because someone is thin doesn’t necessarily mean they look good in a bikini and she is proof of that. One thing I will say is a plus, she doesn’t appear to have any cellulite on her thighs, but that is another male trait.

  15. k says:

    I don’t want to body snark, and it seems that apart from the Housewives of … required egomania, she seems to suffer from a severe mental imbalance. But I agree with @memememe. I actually think she would rock a modern one-piece.

  16. Dahlimama says:

    Her shoulders are broad and her hips are narrow, a masculine silhouette.

  17. Amy says:

    @memememe – You took the words right out of my mouth. She would probably look pretty great in a sexy one piece, but she opts for…this.

  18. SHump says:

    If this is better, then I am afraid to click the link to the old photos. I’m still going to do it, I’m just putting my fear on record before hand.

  19. bagladey says:

    Kelly Bensimon does not look good in a bikini. Her torso is extremely mannish and it looks bizarre in a bikini.

  20. Crash2GO2 says:

    “Her shoulders are broad and her hips are narrow, a masculine silhouette.”

    I find it strange that so many seem to find this silhouette unattractive. It’s not hourglass, but only 8% of women have an hourglass figure according to this wikipedia entry:

    I think it is high time we embrace all of the body shapes we come in and the femaleness that is represented in ALL of them. After all, men don’t seem to have a hard time doing that. Why should we women be so hard on ourselves and each other? Why should we be telling each other to cover up?


    Jeesh, can you tell I’m bored today? :D

  21. Wholesome1 says:

    Bad lipo and poor habits.

  22. Val says:

    Love the pic of her sitting in the chair. Ugh.

  23. khaveman says:

    A larger bottom piece would fix this I think. It’s just revealing too much down ‘yonder.’ The top seems ok.

  24. tomas says:

    How is that a “new bikini body?” Looks like the same old, wrinkled one we’ve seen a million times. Cut off the hair and the implants and she is a DUDE. The masculine face, body, huge hands and feet….I’m tellin’ ya, that is a TRANNY!

  25. OXA says:

    This is what Cameron Dias is going to look like if she does not eat carbs and back off the intense workouts.

  26. Mandy says:

    well, she looks like she weighed much more earlier and lost it sometime….

    her connective tissue seems weak…as mine is…i have the very same knees and my stomach is flat but as wrinkled as hers…

    I wear bikinis and I don’t mind….I’m not perfect and I needn’t be
    I don’t see the problem, she’s not fat, not ugly….does every women has to be a Gisele Bundchen? and all the others have to hide her fat, ugly bodies?
    men can be fat, hairy, ugly and no one cares bout that????

    girl, wear your bikini everyday…I’d do so if it was warm enough!

  27. Frankly says:

    I would hope that we would be less critical if she were some kind of kind, sane, thoughtful, sane, coherent, sane, non-bitchy, sane, admirable, sane person – but if you are a judgmental wackadoo, then it’s going to come around.

  28. EdithP says:

    She looks the same as always to me. I think she’s just an awful person, from the way she behaves on RHONY.

    Just how much distance is there between her belly button and her hooha, anyway? Mine’s like 1/2 that.

  29. hatekyle says:

    i remember leann rimes’ magazine cover when i look at kelly’s pics lol. and i mean it not as a compliment.

  30. Kiska says:

    She’s added a bad weave and she’s had some fillers to soften her face. I suspect that she is drug user and indeed is doing a combo of drugs plus poor diet. Some time ago she gave a demo on what she’d eat in a day and it was barely enough to support an active adult. It is a shame because she is an attractive woman.

  31. TeeTee says:

    no, she has the body of a old music executive…just change the heads.

  32. Jill Zarin's Fake TV Friend says:

    She has a manly body. I can understand why the NYPD thought that she was a man when she was arrested for beating up her boyfriend. lol

  33. edvard says:

    she would look better if she had a penis.

  34. df says:

    She has a man´s body, thats why she looks so strange! She has no waist!If you cut her head off shes totally draggy

  35. Amanda says:

    Definitely needs a 1 piece. Use your hand to cover up just her torso in one of those pictures– BIG improvement. Her torso is thin but strange looking and needs some coverage.

  36. Pix says:

    Not hot. She does look masculine. Still, for a mother of 2 kids she’s in great shape. I just wish she’d wear more.

  37. hannah says:

    she can’t do anything about the fact she has small hips. a 1piece won’t make you all happy either, it won’t give her an hourglass shape. she won’t have one, no amount of eating will make her have hips, some women just don’t gain weight in their hips, they gain it in their stomach.

  38. Melissa says:

    It’s actually really tough to look good in a one-piece. I always wear 2-pieces, just not bikinis. My two pieces cover up my torso. One pieces are tough to tailor to your body type.

  39. dorothy says:

    She has such a manish body. She doesn’t need to EVER wear a bikini. If she would look at pictures of herself she wouldn’t dare step out in public like that. ~shudder

  40. aenflex says:

    Yall can hate. I don’t think I’ve ever watched this woman. But if she’s 40-ish or older, she looks just fine to me. I hope my body is that tight when I am that age.

    If she’s 30-ish tho, yech.

  41. hatekyle says:

    idk wut u mean by one piece that’s more fitting for her, is that a straightjacket?

  42. Novaraen says:

    Her body is sorely lacking in muscle tone. Looks like she does cardio and burns all the fat off, but no strength training at all. Which gives her skin a slightly saggy look, even though she is skinny as a rail.

  43. Fue McCormick says:

    .. some people look better fully clothed … Kelly is one of them. Yuck!

  44. alexandra says:

    WTF what is that spike on her stomach?. She resembles someone from my childhood hmmm?

  45. JennJenn says:

    “Ah, fer f&cks sake! Let’s stop being so nitpicky and critical of women’s physical appearance while giving men a waiver for being wrinkly, paunchy, balding and otherwise subpar.”

    Strawman argument much? Overweight men aging badly definitely don’t get a pass on this website from either the writers or the commenters.

  46. Snerkles says:

    Oh, D-u-u-d-e! What have you done to yourself?

  47. arock says:

    not to be unkind, but im pretty sure theres a penis in there.

  48. Newbie says:

    She has very wide shoulders and a large rib-cage. If she backed off the exercise (and drugs?) a little bit, she could maybe look a little more feminine.

  49. Mylo says:

    VERY SIMPLY, HER WASTE (AND RIB CAGE) IS THICK! THAT’S IT! She can’t do anything more about it than Kesha can do about her thick, top-heavy frame. Please, just dress appropriately, ladies.

  50. abip says:

    what is up woth her face? i didnt even recognise her in that 2nd pic without sunglasses…maybe i’m just used to her in sunnies?

  51. Annie says:

    Looks like a case of liposuction gone bad to me. That’s why she looks so bony yet so thick at the same time – she sucked out all the fat off the outside so any weight she gains goes into internal fat.

  52. fijifly says:

    @jane — totally agree. This is an example where “thin” does not equal “rockin body”. She definitely looks better than before, but that’s not saying much.

  53. Brooke says:

    lady looks like a dude from shoulder to hip. scary.

  54. Cirque28 says:

    Well, I’m biased because I have significant scarring on my body. And for the first time in a decade, I actually wore a bathing suit last summer! (Yay! Wow, swimming is FUN!) It IS a two piece. OTOH, it’s a two piece that I picked out carefully, tried on, and looked at in a full length mirror to make sure it actually flatters me.

    I don’t know what kind of suit would flatter Bensimon, but it sure ain’t that one. But — just like for all of us — there are PLENTY of fun, youthful beachwear options that would showcase her assets (legs for days!) and downplay her flaws (the torso & gristle situation).

  55. Alice says:

    She looks like Steven Tyler in a two piece.

  56. Bailey says:

    she has a stomach and skin of someone who has lost a lot of weight in a short time. of course this just doesn’t always happen it really depends on the skin quality.

    she should not be sagging like she is shedding her snake skin.

  57. Roxanne75 says:

    Its because SHE is a HE

  58. Cha Cha Loca says:

    YIKES! I thought it was Steven Tyler.

  59. Blaze says:

    It always weirds me out and saddens me when heterosexual women care so much about the appearance of other women.

    (I normally skip stories like this altogether but it is a sloooow day)

  60. Meanchick says:

    Her head on Willem Dafoe’s body. There, I said it!

  61. lcat says:

    Kind of looks like GOOP in a bikini. I keep seeing pictures of her in mags that say “Check out Gwenyth’s great beach body” but something just looks off.

  62. anonymoose says:

    That’s a 60 year old man.

    People, please use sunscreen.

  63. 4 the sistahs says:

    I have never watched real housewives, so cannot comment on her personality. But really? because she is “crazy” it is okay to comment cruelly on her body? If girlfriend wanted to, she could be 400 lbs and sporting a bikini and it would still be nobody’s business but her own. I wonder how any one of you would feel if this sort of criticism was publicly imparted on you? most of you commenters here are more nuts than she apparently is.

  64. original kate says:

    “She still has no body fat, but seems strangely ‘loose’ in areas.”

    @ crash2go2: exactly. she reminds me of my mastiff, who is not fat but has loose bits of skin everywhere. only on my doggie it is sweet and here it looks unhealthy and odd. would it kill her to wear a one piece? kelly, i mean, not my dog.

  65. Melanie says:

    Why would you call it “getting pap’d”? It sounds like you’re talking about an annual check up.

    Also, her bathing suit reminds me of Charlie Brown. Good grief.

  66. grace says:

    come on people,Steve Tyler is not THAT bad!
    I’d normally say people should stop criticizing women’s body, but we are talking about Kelly, who thinks she is amazingly beautiful, and said many times that “I know people are curious to see what I look like naked”…
    Yeah, she does not look good.

  67. Jennifer says:

    I just read that she is also an ex wife of Giles Bensimon…………….and she looks very similar to elle macphearson ….. must be his type but i cant say that iether of them are aging well ………

  68. Magsy says:

    Her torso is just so creepy. There’s no curves. Her flesh just looks so manipulated.

  69. Hanh says:

    There are lines on her torso – looks like lipo was done very badly here.

  70. blackswan says:

    as if she put boobs on man’s body frame.. At least is better if she had fat stomach and skinny legs, because those legs do not look like they can gain any weight!

  71. cc says:

    looks like a guy with small boobs.

  72. Carol says:

    And you told Sonja to tell her daughter that “Mommy is too lazy to excercise so she had lipo suction for tummy”! Well let me tell you, Sonja is soooo much more beautiful than you – body and looks. And she’s honest as you are not. Kelly get out while you may (?) have some dignity. You’re so pathetic and seriously need some severe help!!!

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  74. Esol Esek says:

    I agree that a person has a right to where whatever they want in public, and that’s cool. If a woman wants to get the tan that requires a bikini, ok.

    But for any woman to expect to still be bikini-hot at that age, having had kids, and overtoning in the gym, is just delusional.

    There’s a reason men chase younger women, and this is exactly it. Plus, if you’re going to be photographed in broad daylight, then please be prudent. Of course, with paparazzi, may not be their choice. Price of the easy life of money and fame.

    Oh well, the ravages of time. Hot women just never clue in that they got a free ride when they were young, and one day, it’s just over. Men have to face aging, too, but somehow, hot women just never can get it because they’ve been buttered up their whole lives.

    This is why average and ugly women actually have real careers and real characters.

  75. erika says:

    @hanh — totally ! Why has no one else commented on this? She totally had lipo done on her stomach to create fake 6-pack abs. Remember Tara Reid? gross.

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  77. fit trainer says:

    I think she looks great, totally hot. A lot of guys do like women who look athletic and slim. Ya’ll are a bunch of haters, no way any of you approach her looks.