Kelly Bensimon recently sat down for an interview with Out to talk about bullying (obvs), sex education, Real Housewives, gay stuff, live streaming, lollipops, and other non sequiturs that make absolutely no sense.
1.) "I was at Mohegan Sun for the opening of their Mohegan Sun Days event, it's their [monthly] GL — GLBT night. I always think that sounds like BLT."
2.) "Mostly I'm just like 'Huh? What?' And then I look like I'm an airhead because I'm not engaging in stuff that I don't understand."
3.) "So then speaking with GMHC about safe sex and also just about bullying, I learned so much about how alternative lifestyles get bullied so much and I was really disturbed by that to be honest with you because I have been a model for a long time and I have had so much respect for people that have alternative lifestyles."
4.) "Why do we have to be all flowers and lollipops. Why can't it be like fighting but we are actually learning. That's called back-door education."
5.) "I mean don't you think America, don't you think all the women in America that are in their forties would want to hear how New York women are dealing with their kids thinking about sex."
6.) "The one reason I would like to do my own show is because I am exposed to so many unbelievable people and so I would use my show as a vehicle to explore all these different people that I know, whether it would be Richard Meier to the man that helps me with my computers."
7.) "It's never really about me. It's always about the other people because that's what I find interesting. I don't really find what I do really interesting."
8.) "[T]hey asked me to be on the show because they wanted me to legitimize the brand and they wanted a real socialite. They wanted a real New Yorker, if you will, on the show. And it was a great opportunity for me because it's obviously got everything that I love, whether it's my safe sex initiative or anti-bullying or working on my jewelry line or just having my books…"
9.) "[E]verybody knows my name so that's a huge honor and I am really grateful to Bravo for exposing me and exploiting my name like that."
10.) "You know, everybody knows the problems — why can't we come up with different solutions? And that's like what I like. I like teaching in a different way and if it doesn't work we can always do something. What's the big deal."