Bethenny Frankel, the skinny man-starved gal on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City,” now officially has the biggest ass in Manhattan — not from being pregnant, (she says she’s hardly gained a pound) but from posing for a 58-foot-tall billboard at the corner of Broadway and 53rd St. in New York’s Theater District.
Frankel is the latest celebrity to shed her clothes as part of an anti-fur campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, also known as PETA. The billboard with her poster on it was slated to be unveiled today (Dec. 16). It’s down the street from the Ed Sullivan Theater where David Letterman tapes his show.
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Frankel who’s gotten married and is now about three months pregnant was about a month along when she posed for the PETA ad, and looks a lot more shapely than her pencil thin figure while she was on the show. Frankel is engaged to baby daddy Jason Hoppy.
“It’s so tasteful and beautifully done. I am especially pleased because it doesn’t look like there’s been any airbrushing, and I was already pregnant when I shot it,” she told the NY Post. Actually it looks very airbrushed, but that’s neither here nor there.
Bethany was photographed in a behind-the-back, over-the-shoulder pose that shows off her rear and back but keeps her breasts artfully hidden.
“I am excited to know that I’ll be there on a billboard while everybody is doing their Christmas shopping and celebrating the new year,” she added. “I used to wear fur, but I once saw a PETA protester holding a skinned animal, and now it makes me sick that people wear fur to show off their money and status.”
Bethany may have gotten religion at New York Fashion Week. PETA stalked the tents with photos of animal carcasses stripped of their fur.
When she’s not pursuing pseudo-celebritihood, Frankel works as a natural-foods chef and gives advice on losing weight and staying fit. She says she is already experiencing some pregnancy cravings.
“I’m hungry in a way that is not negotiable,” she told People. “I’m not eating tremendous amount but if I am hungry, I will stab someone for food.”
Frankel says she’s gained three or four pounds with her pregnancy so far. Remember dear, you’re eating for two.