Cash Grab Bethenny, Phaedra & More Strange Real Housewives’s products (PHOTOS)
While they may be known as housewives, the stars of Bravo’s reality franchise didn’t let this title dampen their entrepreneurial spirits. And they didn’t stop at the standard reality star book and cosmetic deals. From Phaedra Parks rocking a bootylicious workout DVD, to Kandi Burruss getting intimate, and Bethenny Frankel cleansing inner Skinnygirls, see more Real Housewives stars with unique product lines.
While they may be known as housewives, the stars of Bravo’s reality franchise didn’t let this title dampen their entrepreneurial spirits. And they didn’t stop at the standard reality star book and cosmetic deals. From Phaedra Parks rocking a bootylicious workout DVD, to Kandi Burruss getting intimate, and Bethenny Frankel cleansing inner Skinnygirls, see more
Real Housewives stars with unique product lines. Phaedra Parks
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks is helping wannabe housewives get “phine” bodies through her Donkey Booty workout DVD. But what exactly is a donkey booty? According to Parks, it’s a “firm, peachy booty that’s not shaking or jiggling.” And with a fit body comes a fit bank account: Phine Body by Phaedra and Apollo is an Amazon bestseller. Larry Marano/WireImage, via Getty,Larry Marano Kyle Richards
While some housewives might launch clothing lines, Kyle Richards opened her own boutique,
Kyle by Alene Too. Located in Beverly Hills, the store carries all of the Real Housewives star’s favorite brands, including Haute Hippie, Parker, Missoni, Alice + Olivia, Mandalay, and Paige Denim, perfect for housewives of all ages. Jerritt Clark/WireImage, via Getty,Jerritt Clark Ramona Singer
The Real Housewives of New York City, Ramona Singer is often seen with her favorite accessory—a glass of pinot grigio. After years spent searching for her favorite brand and numerous Twitter inquires from fans, Singer decided to break into the wine business by making her own pinot grigio, Ramona. Singer was involved throughout the creation process, from designing the label to holding over 30 tastings before Ramona’s release. And with its $14 price tag, you don’t need the wallet of a Housewife to enjoy it.
Sonja Morgan: Toaster Oven
Season 5 of
The Real Housewives of New York City chronicled the development of Sonja Morgan’s toaster oven. While she is still looking for investors for Sonja Home, that didn’t stop her from working on her advertising campaign—posing seductively with the oven. Kim Zolciak
While there have been many music singles released by the Housewives, including the infamous
“Money Can’t Buy You Class” and “On Display”, former Atlanta cast member Kim Zolciak has been the most successful. Her first single, “Don’t Be Tardy for the Party”, has sold over 100,000 copies, leading her to release her second, more narcissistic single, entitled “Google Me.” Fans have also spent years Googling rumors about Zolciak releasing her own signature wig line, causing Zolciak to recently confirm the rumors via Twitter by saying, “My wig line is going to be off the chain!” Courtesy of Robert Ector for Taylor-Ector Studios Kandi Burruss
After a successful songwriting career, including a Grammy for co-writing the TLC hit “No Scrub,” Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burruss decided to go into a more intimate line of work.
Her Bedroom Kandi line boasts a wide range of passion products, including a massager that wirelessly connects to iPods, which is sure to generate some musical vibrations. Alex McCord
While she was heavily criticized for the behavior of her children during her time on
The Real Housewives of New York City, Alex McCord didn’t let that stop her from writing a parenting book. In Little Kids Big City: Tales From a Real House in New York City, McCord and husband Simon VanKempen offer their advice for urban parenting. One of the most controversial pieces of advice McCord offers? Sip champagne while in labor. Courtesy of Skinnygirl Daily,insusny-169 Bethenny Frankel
One of the
highest earning reality stars, Bethenny Frankel has built an empire around her Skinnygirl brand. While it’s best known for low calorie cocktails, the former Real Housewives of New York star sells a Daily Cleanse as well as a novel, Skinnydipping, under the brand.
New Jersey Housewife Teresa Giudice translated her Italian heritage to releasing multiple best selling cookbooks as well as her own take on Bellinis,
Fabellini. She also expanded her offerings by launching Milania Hair Care, “a revolutionary hair care system designed to give you your very own star treatment.”