The reality-television star Bethenny Frankel climbed into a black S. Can I have one of those candies? It was a Friday afternoon in SoHo, and Frankel and her director of business operations were on their way to a party. She unwrapped a hard candy and sucked on it thoughtfully. Though Frankel is forty-four, with a five-year-old daughter, she has the skinny-but-busty figure more commonly associated with lingerie models and comic-book vamps than with middle-aged parents.
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Subscriber Account active since. How I Did It. It was, and I ended up making money off of that, those drunk people. Frankel's name is the driving force behind an expanding empire of brands. You also may have seen her as an investor on the past couple of seasons of "Shark Tank. Frankel told us that she doesn't always have a grand plan but that she knows a good opportunity when she sees one. And she's been taking advantage of life's curveballs since she was a kid, growing up around racetracks throughout New York state. Her parents weren't always around, so she learned how to look out for herself. Subscribe to "Success! Check out previous episodes with:.
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People have always somewhat respected me but kind of brushed off what I wanted to do. To them, I was just a "housewife. On the show, I was on my own, and I was broke. I wasn't buying diamonds and getting facials. The decision to go on reality television was single-handedly a business decision. It was frustrating to constantly be referred to as a "reality star. I wanted to be known as an entrepreneur and a businessperson. It was a strategy from Day One. I came up with the idea for the Skinnygirl margarita, a low-calorie cocktail, in my kitchen.
Bethenny Frankel is a businesswoman ahead of the curve who has always identified and capitalized on business opportunities. A true entrepreneur, to further build Skinnygirl Cocktails, Bethenny partnered with Beam Suntory in to grow the portfolio to include wines, flavored vodkas, and ready-to-drink cocktails. In , Bethenny expanded the Skinnygirl empire to even greater heights when she partnered with One Jeanswear Group to launch Skinnygirl Jeans, a body inclusive line that celebrates all women. Skinnygirl is a lifestyle brand passionate about bringing women straightforward, stylish solutions that add ease and flair to their lives — each and every day. We believe women can have it all; a truly balanced lifestyle, with delicious, smart products to help them enjoy everything they love.