KELLY KILLOREN BENSIMON
Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an American Lifestyle Icon. The New York Times counts her as one of the "most fabulous tastemakers." But millions know her as a noted author, model, actress, influential editor of Elle Accessories, spokesperson and real estate salesperson & connoisseur. Kelly has made a career editing fashion, style & lifestyle with her own in-sights gleaned from years spent growing up in the fashion, entertainment and real estate industry. Known for refreshingly modern sensibility with her blog KKBLOVES and her new podcast ‘Hey, guys, hey!’ She translates trends & contemporary culture for the public with a unique take that is fresh, playful, and always accessible.
Born and raised in Rockford, IL, Kelly became a model at age fifteen; traveling the world, gracing the pages of Spanish Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar USA and then moved East where she began her studies at Trinity College. She then transferred to New York to finish her B.A. at Columbia University, graduating in 1998. She also attended Northeastern University for her MBA, and was invited by New York University for the Executive MBA.
Bensimon has always had a passion for real estate — stateside & abroad. She currently works with The Holly Parker Team at Douglas Elliman and has sold over 60 Million in New York City since January 2021. She is licensed in New York, the Hamptons, and Florida.
Philanthropy has always been paramount to Kelly’s DNA. She is the celebrity ambassador for Generosity Water — she and her daughter Sea built three clean water wells, and sits on the Directors Council for Food Bank for NYC for the last 11 years. She also supports the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has served as a Friend of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. A portion of the proceeds for her book, American Style (2004) were directed to the Costume Institute. She also supports Madison Square Gardens, Garden of Dreams since 2010.
Kelly is an avid equestrian and a wellness advocate who is a single mother raising her two college aged daughters and dog, Fluffy in New York City.
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