February 12, 2010 08:16:37 GMT
Through the revealing but 'fashion forward' shoots the star of 'Real Housewives of New York City' wants 'to show the world that a 41-year-old mother of two can be sexy!'
41 years and two children later, Kelly Bensimon is still red hot on the front cover of Playboy. Her pictorials for the upcoming issue of the adult magazine have been shared in some quantity to several media outlets. The pictures which are mostly in red theme are spread in a six-page pictorial of the March issue.
The pictures were shot by her ex-husband and famed fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon but it was purely her idea. "I've never posed naked before. And Gilles has never photographed for Playboy. I thought showing the real me through Gilles's eyes would look even better than the real me!" the star of "The Real Housewives of New York City" said to People.
What Kelly wanted to portray in the pictures are the raw version of her, meaning drinking "beer" and eating "chicken wings for two weeks!" before the photo session started. She added to Us Magazine, "I wanted to show my real body, not some worked out, over-toned body."
Hoping that Hugh Hefner would be proud of her, Kelly is also featured with a pillow and thigh-high Prada boots in the photo spread.