Kelly Bensimon will be on Playboy’s cover, joining a long list of reality star cover models

Real Housewives of New York City star Kelly Bensimon will be on the cover of Playboy in March, keeping Playboy reality TV-focused this year, since an Amazing Race cast member is the current Playmate and Taradise star Tara Reid is on the cover. “I’m thrilled to be on the cover and show what sexy looks like at 41,” Kelly told Page Six through her publicist, meaning Kelly probably didn’t say that at all.

In honor of Kelly’s announcement, The Frisky gathered 10 reality TV star Playboy covers, from Heidi Montag to Jenna Morasca and Heidi Strobel, who appeared together after stripping for chocolate and peanut butter on Survivor.

Kelly Bensimon to pose in Playboy [New York Post]
The Top 10 Playboy Covers Exposing Reality TV Stars [The Frisky]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.