Bethenny Frankel is airing one of her controversial opinions, and this time her problem is with influencers who often hop on the “Get Ready With Me Challenge.”
The businesswoman who never hesitates to express her opinion on diverse topics, including sensitive ones, got down to business on Instagram and called out the fake beauty standard that has been set by lifestyle influencers.
Bethenny Frankel Thinks The ‘GRWM’ Trend Lacks Authenticity
It seems the “Real Housewives of New York City” alum has had enough of the endless “Get Ready With Me” trends flying around social media. Taking to her Instagram page, the mom of one posted a reel where she addressed the trend and the damaging impact it has had on the younger generations.
In the video, Frankel donned a round-neck cozy sweater and appeared to be getting her hair and makeup done as she revealed she was readying herself for a photoshoot.
Addressing the topic head-on, she began by saying, “So, these women doing these GRWM’s are stunning. They are young, they have perfect skin, they don’t need any makeup, and they are pounding their faces with contour, and powder, and sculpting, and snatching, and glowing, and its fun, and its art, and its amazing.”
Pointing out the downside to the trend, she continued, “But young girls are really thinking that they need all that, and I have friends who have 19-year-old daughters who are getting fillers and eyebrow lifts and things that I didn’t even know about.”
She proceeded to lament how the younger generations were being pressured by beauty influencers to get all the numerous products advertised online.
“People are selling it, influencers are selling it,” she bitterly complained. She further added, saying, “They are stunning, everyone wants to look like them, and the reason they are doing so well is because they are always selling.”
Frankel noted that the constant use of these beauty products by social media influencers was the reason why young girls thought it was okay to use them. Sending out a disclaimer, she further said, “Our young girls think that they need concealer at 10 years old and think that they need to be snatched and contouring their perfect faces and foundation as young girls — and that’s what’s dangerous”!
The TV personality attached a warning note in her video that read, “GRWM can be DAMAGING to young women…”
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She further wrote a lengthy caption, advising parents to be more attentive to their children and guide them so they don’t end up making wrong choices. The majority of her followers threw in their support for the businesswoman in the comment section, with one writing, “I don’t think kids should have social media tbh.”
Another commented, “Not just young girls, it’s all of us  .” A third cheered Frankel on, writing, “Right on sister!! Parents need to wake up.” As earlier reported by The Blast, in November 2022, Frankel came clean to her fans via her Instagram account about all the different body enhancement surgeries she has had and the new ones she intended on having.
Being a constant critic in the beauty space, she felt the need to justify her past actions and the new one she intended to embark on. Speaking in the video, she admitted to getting a botox, a filler, and a breast lift, fifteen years ago.
She further revealed that she planned on getting more sooner than later because she did not “want to wait until” everything’s hanging” but wanted to continue looking like herself.
Aware of the backlash she might receive from fans, she admitted to knowing she could get judged and stated that she was fine with it as long as she remained transparent with her fans. Although Frankel hinted at getting some new work done to her body in her caption, as of January 25, 2023, she’s yet to update fans on whether she went through with her plans.
The ‘Skinnygirl’ Founder Revealed The Real Reason She Left ‘RHONY’
Frankel has not only done really well for herself in the entertainment industry but has gone ahead to build a household name for herself, making her one of the most successful former real housewives stars. However, she shocked fans when she left the franchise after about a decade.
Per The Blast, the “ReWives” Podcast host shared with fans the genuine reason she decided to quit “RHONY” in 2019. Taking to her TikTok account, she began by first debunking the rumor about her leaving the reality show because she was broke, and declared on the contrary, saying, “If I stayed, it would have been because of the money.”
Revealing the reason for her departure, she said, “I left because I wanted to leave. I was ready to leave, and I used a technicality deal point as my excuse.”