Bethenny Frankel is a soon-to-be Shark -- but she's not out for blood.
The "Real Housewife"-turned-entrepreneur will appear on "Shark Tank" next season alongside seasoned investors Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec and Lori Grenier. But don't be mistaken: She's not approaching the Sharks with her trademark Bravo drama.
"I'm not looking to get into any sort of altercation with the Sharks," Frankel insisted in a recent interview with AOL Entertainment. "I mean, I respect what they've done, I respect their success. I can hopefully learn from them."
She's met nearly all of the Sharks before, and even showcased her business prowess in front of Mark Cuban when she mentored Lara Spencer on "Good Morning America" for a "Shark Tank"-themed competition -- "Which we won!" she said.
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 14: Television personality Bethenny Frankel attends the grand opening of Beauty & Essex at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on May 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
YONKERS, NY - MAY 07: Bethenny Frankel visits Kentucky Derby Day at Empire City Casino on May 7, 2016 in Yonkers, New York. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Bethenny Frankel launches 'B Real with Bethenny' on Andy Cohen's exclusive SiriusXM channel Radio Andy at SiriusXM Studio on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 05: Bethenny Frankel visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on April 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Bethenny Frankel attends the Hollywood Reporter's 2016 35 Most Powerful People in Media at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Bethenny Frankel (Photo by Andrew Eccles/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 14: Bethenny Frankel is seen walking in SoHo on January 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: TV Personality Bethenny Frankel is seen at Skinnygirl station at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE at Pier 94 on October 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- Season 3 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, LuAnn de Lesseps, Alex McCord, Bethenny Frankel -- Bravo (Photo by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ramona Singer, Jill Zarin, Lu-Ann DeLesseps, Bethenny Frankel, Alex McCord (Photo by Jay Sullivan/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Luann De Lesseps, Jill Zarin, Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Bensimon, Ramona Singer, Alex McCord (Photo by Andrew Eccles/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: (L-R) SVP of Programming, Bravo, Andy Cohen, reality T.V. stars Kelly Killoren Bensimon, LuAnn de Lesseps, Jill Zarin, President, Women and Lifestyle Networks, NBC Universal, Lauren Zalaznick, general manager, Bravo, Frances Berwick, and reality T.V. stars Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, and Alex McCord, attend 'The Real Housewives of New York City' season 2 premiere party at Gilt at the Palace Hotel on February 11, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'The Real Housewives of New York City reunion show' -- Pictured: (l-r) Sonja Morgan, Alex McCrod, Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel (Photo by Heidi Gutman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY -- 'The Real Housewives of New York City reunion show' -- Pictured: (l-r) Alex McCord, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Jill Zarin (center) Andy Cohen (Photo by Heidi Gutman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Bethenny Frankel -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: Bethenny Frankel is seen on March 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Bethenny Frankel is seen on March 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 12: Bethenny Frankel hosts a Valentine's Day show on "bethenny" at CBS Broadcast Center February 12, 2014 in New York City. The show will air February 14. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for "bethenny")
NEW YORK - JANUARY 21: Bethenny Frankel (R) hosts Dr. Travis Stork (L) and Kandi Burruss (not pictured), Renee Graziano (not pictured), Alicia Quarles (not pictured) at CBS Broadcast Center January 21, 2014 in New York City. The show will air January 22. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for "bethenny")
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: Bethenny Frankel and Bryn Hoppy are seen in Tribeca on January 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Bethenny Frankel is seen in Soho on September 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Bethenny Frankel is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' 9/23/14, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Television personality Bethenny Frankel is seen on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Television personality Bethenny Frankel leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 23: Bethenny Frankel promotes her children's book 'Cookie Meet Peanut' at Bookends Bookstore on September 23, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Bethenny Frankel sighting on September 17, 2014 in New York City.
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Although she's eager to learn from the show's pros, Frankel's not going to downplay her own massive success. After creating the Skinnygirl brand in 2011 with her ultra-popular low-calorie alcohols, Frankel has effectively expanded the company to include all types of healthy (yet tasty) foods. She's now debuting Skinnygirl Market Fresh Deli, which features guilt- and gluten-free seasoned meats like herb-encrusted roast turkey breast and cane sugar sweet uncured ham.
The deli products will be Frankel's go-to throughout the summer, she said, especially while she's at her Hamptons house. However, she may be entertaining less than she normally does: "This summer I'll be going back and forth" between Manhattan and the beach, she said. "I've been enjoying New York City more than usual."
Her frequent trips are in part due to a hectic calendar. In addition to working with her Skinnygirl team and keeping up with her ongoing season of "Real Housewives of New York City," Frankel's B-Strong crisis intervention program, which aides women in need of business and personal guidance, has taken off in recent months.
She's found support for the cause in her own castmates: "Carol came to my event and was nice enough to donate," Frankel said. "Some of the girls have donated clothes to Dress to Success," the larger non-profit partnered with B-Strong. "Everyone has their own lives, and I realize they have their own charities and passion projects ... but this has definitely resonated."
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While you may not be able to splurge on Madison Avenue, they're great for celeb spottings! Here's Jennifer Garner outside Rag & Bone in May, located on Madison and 68th. Most tourists stick to Madison Ave more in midtown, but stars often flock to the uptown stores to avoid crowds.
Brad Pitt seen on the street outside the 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert' studio in May. The studio is located on Broadway and 53rd, just a bit above Times Square. Celebrities usually arrive about half an hour before show taping, but they're more likely to pause for a photo upon exit.
Blake Lively snapped this shot of Ryan Reynolds during a bike ride in lower Manhattan. Although they carefully avoided revealing their exact spot, it appears to be by Battery Park.
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid spent a rainy May afternoon in Brooklyn. The two are more often spotted by her Noho apartment -- she lives on Bond Street.
Karlie Kloss posted this photo from the base of Williamsburg Bridge in lower Manhattan: "So this morning was day 1 of marathon training!" she wrote.
Gigi Hadid and sister Bella Hadid both live in Manhattan. Bella's East Village spot is a 15-minute walk from Gigi's Noho apartment. The two are seen here outside Gigi's place on May 4.
Miley Cyrus has been spotted on several occasions in Soho over the past few weeks, often taking the time to pose with fans who see her on the street.
During the summer months, many daily TV broadcasts film outside to take advantage of the sunny weather. Access Hollywood's offices are inside Rockefeller Plaza, so when it tapes outside, it's usually around 48th and 50th St, between 5th and 6th Ave.
If you're at a major sporting event in New York, chances are there are a number of celebs there, too. Break out the binoculars (or the major iPhone zoom) and look toward first-and second-row seating at Madison Square Garden -- you might see Harry Styles taking in the game, like he did a few weeks ago.
Jennifer Lopez, a Bronx native, is spending May filming her show 'Shades of Blue' in Queens. Some scenes were shot at Astoria Studios.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have said that their favorite Manhattan brunch spot is FRANK, located in East Village. The couple (+ little Luna), who used to live in the area before relocating to LA, rented a lower Manhattan apartment in May for their temporary stay.
Rockefeller Plaza is a major hotspot for celebrities since so many shows tape in 30 Rock -- "The Tonight Show," "Late Night," Today" and more -- but stars carefully avoid the front of the building, where most tourists gather. Instead, you're most likely to spot them near the side entrances, which are located on 49th and 50th between 5th and 6th Ave.
Hilary Duff has been spotted all over Soho in the past few weeks, in part because she's in the area shooting the upcoming season of 'Younger.'
After hitting up pizza places in Soho, Kim and Khloe Kardashian headed a bit uptown to Union Square on May 15 because they were craving Mr. Softee ice cream. They posted the entire endeavor on Instagram Live, although Kim ultimately decided she didn't want to get out of the car in such a crowded area. (Jonathan Cheban got the ice cream for her.)
Another great studio for celeb stalking is the set of ABC's 'Good Morning America,' which tapes every day right in Times Square. You can also get tickets to attend live studio audience tapings. on abcnews.com. Here's Kerry Washington heading to set on May 17.