I don't know what I was expecting when I saw a recent photo of Bethenny Frankel wearing a teeny red bikini at a charity paddle board race in New York to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The 43-year-old mom heads up a company called Skinnygirl cocktails, for god's sake. She posts photos of herself wearing her 4-year-old daughter's pajamas. Clearly, this woman is a professional skinny person.

But the reality of Bethenny's bikini bod is even more bananas that you can imagine.

So, here she is, walking the beach like she owns it. And I'm thinking, she more or less did looking like this:

Bethenny has admitted she's had a breast lift and, looking at this photo, the only words that come to mind are: yeah, no kidding. Her waist is enviably teeny weeny and I can't imagine having abs that flat unless she works out a great deal.

I want to admire her and hold her up on a pedestal because, lord knows, it's difficult to get this kind of body in your 20s, never mind at 43 after having a baby. I know she comes under scrutiny by many people who assume her body attitude isn't the healthiest, but I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt and say: no one can look this hot if they aren't putting in the work. The details of her divorce may be bizarre and her choice to pose in her preschooler's clothing is definitely kooky as hell, but she looks darn good in a bikini.

What do you think of Bethenny's bikini body?

 

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