'Real Housewives NY' Kelly Bensimon: Breakdown or breakthrough?

real-housewives-of-new-york-city-bravo-kelly-bensimon-crazy.jpgIn the last two episodes of "The Real Housewives of New York City," viewers watched as former model Kelly Bensimon seemed to unravel on Ramona Singer's "non-bachelorette" trip to the Virgin Islands.

When The Dish Rag spoke to Kelly's cast mate Bethenny Frankel this week, she described Kelly as an "emotionally unstable person."

Kelly recently spoke to New York Magazine and expressed no regret over her strange behavior.

"Some people are like, 'You had a breakdown,' and I'm like, no, I had a breakthrough," Kelly says. "I just let go, I was crying, just, like, stop harassing."

In the interview, she goes on to say that she was trapped on the island with women who hate her, constantly ridicule her and who are trying to get her off the show. And basically, she finally blew up.

Zap2it readers have expressed their own assessments of what they watched.

Most comments landed in one of three categories:


Kelly has a mental disorder:

Michelle: "I am watching the May 20th episode, and I'm convinced that there is definitely something cognitively off with Kelly! Wowwee!"

LRP: "I truly believe Kelly has borderline personality disorder. It showed last season and is really coming out this season, especially this last episode. She needs to be admitted and given meds. Seriously."

Kelly is on drugs:

Anonymous: "I have chest pains from watching the last episode. It was very sad to see Kelly have a breakdown like that on TV... She looked and acted totally insane. It was like she was on meth or something, not eating protein or food, but then going for candy and only have coffee for breakfast. She is coo-coo!"

Shay: "I don't think Kelly has a psychological problem. I think she has an alcohol and/or drug problem. Go to rehab...get help. Very sad."

Kelly just sucks:

Michelle: "Kelly is just an uneducated, ex-model, with no class. It was so apparent at that dinner party. The other ladies are so far out of her league. She's not intelligent enough to make dinner conversation so, she gets bored, then gets diarrhea of the mouth. She doesn't need help or meds...she needs an education!!"

Anonymous: Wow, I personally think she is not crazy!! How is this for an idea? She is a master at manipulation. She is a mean, spiteful, jealous, self-centered monster.... She knew the entire time what she was doing. I watched the episode three times and she said, "I really don't like you." She wanted to come on the trip and create hell because she is really just toxic!


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