The reality star and Skinnygirl founder brushes aside criticism that she's too thin

By Gabrielle Olya
Updated January 13, 2015 03:30 PM
Credit: Mike Coppola/NBC

Bethenny Frankel may be thin enough to fit into her 4-year-old daughter’s pajamas, but she doesn t see anything wrong with her weight.

“It would be bad if I were overweight and had a brand called Skinnygirl, could you imagine?” the reality star and business mogul, 44, said on The Meredith Vieira Show on Tuesday. “I do have a brand called Skinnygirl so I am going to get beaten up for it.”

In fact, Frankel seems to brush aside all the media attention her body gets.

“I feel like who cares, they are always going to say something,” she said on the show after Vieira showed a photo of a bikini-clad Frankel on vacation. “Well, I was sick over the holidays. I don’t know, do I look bad? Do I look like I need to eat a burger?” Vieira simply responded, “I think you look great personally.”

The outspoken brunette recently announced that she would be returning to The Real Housewives of New York City for its seventh season.

“I’m excited,” Frankel told PEOPLE. “It feels like the first season when it was fresh and new and unknown.”

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