Bethenny Frankel: Why I Deserved to Make 'Skating' Finale
Bethenny Frankel landed in second place on Tuesday night's finale of Skating with the Stars (actress Rebecca Budig was crowned the inaugural winner on the ABC hit) -- but she still won a battle against sharp-tongued judge Johnny Weir.
On the Dec. 13 episode of the show, Olympian Weir shredded Frankel's performance on the ice, sniping: "I don't care to watch you perform anymore."
Frankel, 40, recently defended herself to UsMagazine.com. "I thought the word judge meant being impartial -- and not biased," the new mom says. "I perform for the fans. I don't need the judges' approval!"
I enjoy [wearing] the skates," she told Us of her experience on the show. "I'm doing the best I can, I want to be good every single time...I've gone balls to the wall!"
Still it's been a challenge balancing training (2 hours a day!), shooting her Bravo series Bethenny Ever After and caring for daughter Bryn, 7 months. "I've taken on too much, but I'm doing the best I can!"