The fabulous daughter of a U.S. serviceman, Kennedy Summers was born in Berlin, Germany but raised in Virginia. She started modeling at a young age, and hasn’t turned back since. These days, Kennedy holds many titles: She is a Playboy Playmate of the Year, social media queen (with millions of followers), 3rd year Med. student, and recognized around the globe as a top model & fitness expert.
It’s A Glam Thing sat down with Kennedy at her home in Hollywood to find out more about her style, favorite designers and life in the public eye…
NN: How would you describe your own personal style – both while at home and on the red carpet?
KS: I would say that my style is classic, with a little bit of rock and roll. I like to wear solid colors, but I like to spice things up with fun jewelry. I like to make sure to wear things that my future kids won’t see in photos and laugh!
NN: What are some of your favorite beauty products that you use to get red-carpet ready?
KS: I swear by jojoba oil. I always put it on under my foundation because it keeps it from looking cake-y! I also love MAC lipliners because they stay for hours.
NN: Who are some of your favorite fashion designers to wear?
KS: Chanel has always been my favorite. The pieces are iconic and you can’t beat a properly tailored fit. I really, really love YSL for their shoes.
NN: Do you hate it when the paparazzi catch you in certain outfits?
KS: Oh my gosh, yes! They caught me walking my dog after a lunch meeting in a dress that wasn’t wind-approved! One big gust and he (and TMZ!) saw everything!!
NN: What is your favorite Instagram filter? Or #NoFilter?
KS: I’m all about #NoFilter! I feel like it makes my skin color look weird if I use them.
NN: What Top 3 Fashion Trends in Hollywood do you LOVE right now?
KS: I love the statement chokers, tall boots, and the extra-long sleeves that hit the runways for Fall.
NN: What is your advice to anyone wanting to get into modeling?
KS: If you want to get into modeling, just go for it! Start by building up your social media, especially because agencies always ask how many followers you have! Most importantly, stay healthy. I eat vegan and I work out six days a week, even if it’s just for twenty-five minutes.
NN: What is something about models that some people may not know?
KS: Models do have substance, too. Many of us are entrepreneurs, college graduates, mothers, and intellectuals. I want people to consider that maybe we are using our looks to get by, not because we are stupid, but because we are smart. We may not value looks over everything else, but a lot of people do. We just capitalize on that.
NN: Now that you have conquered Playboy, what’s next?
KS: I just started a fitness company called PlayOne Fitness. We make customized fitness videos for you to do at home, just like if you had a trainer!