"I'm a nice person and never try to make anyone feel bad," she said at Martorano's Italian Kitchen's grand opening at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Thursday night.
"I had a hard time last year with someone calling me names and bashing me when they don't even know me. Honestly, that really hurt my feelings. I wish her all the best."
Bensimon has been bouncing from event to event since arriving in Miami this week for the Sony Ericsson Open. Now that she's officially done with work in Miami, she's taking some time to enjoy herself.
"This city is on fire right now," Bensimon said. "My girls and I are on Spring Break with everyone else. We're doing everything from tennis, WMC, Spring Break. My daughters and I couldn't be having more fun. "
The model and mom who was recently featured on the cover of Playboy loves what Miami is best known for: its beaches.
"Its so relaxing here. I really enjoy eating good food, hanging out in the sun, just having a good time. No matter if you want to drink mojitos or listen to good music, its so peaceful here. Such a nice change from New York."