Kelly Bensimon Playboy March 2010 [Naked Pictorial]

Big Apple socialite Kelly Bensimon, star of Bravo’s top-rated docusoap The Real Housewives of New York City, will pose in nude on the pages of the March issue of Playboy Magazine. A rep for the groundbreaking men’s publication confirmed the scoop to HollywoodLife.com on Tuesday.

Kelly, 41, will be featured “on the cover and in a 6-page nude pictorial,” a publicist for the celeb said in a statement. “The pictorial was shot by Kelly’s ex-husband, famed fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon,” publicist added.

While Kelly is the first Housewives star to pose nude for Playboy, she’s not the first to strip off. Her on-screen nemesis — foodie Bethenny Frankel — got naked for a PETA billboard, which was unveiled in Times Square last month. And Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak posed topless for the NOH8 marriage equality last fall.