Bethenny Frankel Is Dipping Her Manicured Toes into the ‘Shark Tank’
Bethenny Frankel is pulling a Ryan Seacrest and adding yet another job to her already lengthy LinkedIn profile. The Skinnygirl founder and New York (non) Housewife is joining the school of guest judges on ABC's Shark Tank for the upcoming ninth season.
Frankel brings more to the table tank than razor-sharp wit and low-cal rosé. The television personality turned natural foods chef/author/producer/entrepreneur leveraged her popularity on the Real Housewives of New York to launch her Skinnygirl margarita line, which she's since expanded to include a number of health and lifestyle items. Frankel ultimately sold her company for a reported $100 million plus in 2011 and has been a fixture on the Forbes list of top-earning reality stars.
Shark regulars Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary will continue to rotate between shows. Frankel and fellow guest sharks Richard Branson, Spanx owner Sara Blakely, Smartwater and Vitaminwater founder Rohan Oza and J. Lo's bae Alex Rodriguez will fill in throughout the season.
The real question remains, will Frankel change her Bravo tagline?