With nearly 2 million followers on Instagram, Kennedy Summers is a name that has been synonymous with beauty for a long time now. But, trust us, there's more to this blonde stunner than just good looks and a figure that makes heads turn anytime she walks into a room. And Kennedy sat down with us to tell us all about herself!
Born in Germany, the Instagram model broke into the industry by accident, with her parents — who were American spies during the Cold War — sent her to etiquette school. While there, the teacher also owned a modeling agency, so encouraged Kennedy Summers to pursue the career. As they say, the rest in history.
And, while Kennedy is clearly really good at looking gorgeous for any camera pointed in her direction, something you may not know about her? Well, she's really, really smart! Not only did Kennedy skip her senior year of high school — never actually graduating — but she's also a couple of years away from earning her degree from med school and already has both a bachelors and masters degree. If that's not sexy, we don't know what is!
A mixture of sexy, smart and down-to-earth, Kennedy Summers now influences millions of people on Instagram, and, trust us, it's easy to get lost scrolling around on her account. But, before heading over to an abundance of her pics, check out the seven things that she wants you to know — because, as she believes, learning really is FUN-damental.
I’m Almost A Doctor. I really value education, because it’s the one thing that no one can ever take away from you. I’m a third-year med student, so I’ll be graduating with my M.D. in 2020. I’ve also got a master’s degree in Health Care Administration and a B.A. in Biological Anthropology. The funny thing is, I don’t even have a high school diploma! I skipped my senior year of high school, and my university made me finish English and Government during my first year of college, so I still finished the credits. It’s weird to think about.
The Only Thing I’ll Ever Really Spend Money On Is Traveling. I’m secretly a gypsy — I’ve got insatiable wanderlust, and I’m never happy to put down roots. I went from being a military kid to being an international model, and I don’t even know what people mean when they talk about being “home.” But, I really enjoy the feeling of being free, not feeling obligated to anywhere or anything, and knowing that I can be anywhere and be happy. I’ve been fortunate enough to live all over the world, and I can’t imagine my life any other way.
I’m So Vegan That My Mom Couldn’t Even Eat Meat While She Was Pregnant. Seriously! She told me that, every time she ate meat, I’d make her throw up! Even once I was born, my family couldn’t get me to eat meat, and I was lucky that they didn’t try to force me. I’ve never tried crab, lobster, steak, or, really, much meat at all. I try to explain it, like, I was born hating meat the way that some people hate onions. It smells like a high school locker room to me — old gym socks! So, I’ve been vegetarian literally forever, and vegan for over three years.
I’m Really Into Nerds. Even though I’ve dated athletes and actors, it turns out that I’m not really into dating public figures. Something that no one tells you about dating public figures is that they’re all going to be normal people again, someday — so you’d better make sure that you like them! Attention is cool and all, but there’s nothing sexier than a really, really smart guy. How great would it be to be with someone who teaches you something new everyday? Where you both know really different things, and just have endless things to talk about?
I'm Addicted To Crypto. I became a day trader in 2015, but now I play with cryptocurrencies instead of stocks! I prefer crypto because it trades 24/7, it doesn’t have the stringent requirements that you have to meet to day trade in the U.S., and I enjoy the volatility; what can I say? I was born a day trader! I’m so addicted to the crypto market that my entire Twitter account is just crypto tips! Although, if I’m being honest, I’m mostly just playing the HODL game right now... we’re on a roller coaster.
I’m Secretly An Introvert. I know it’s hard to believe with my job and all, but I’m a true homebody. If I could choose between the hottest party in L.A. right now or a quiet dinner with a girlfriend, you’d better believe I’m choosing dinner! I like the (West) Hollywood scene, sure, it’s fun, but I’d rather be at home, snuggled up on the couch with my dog, reading about anything psychology or finance-related. I have a real passion for learning — and I feel like I’m never going to learn enough! If you’re into Myers-Briggs, I’m an INTJ. If you’re into horoscopes, I’m sorry.
I Was Born In Germany, But I'm Not German. I’m actually Swedish, Irish and English. My mom and dad were both in intelligence — they were Russian linguists stationed in West Berlin, and that’s why I was born there. My mom was a cryptologist and my dad used to go on rescue missions in enemy territory. My brother was trained as an Arabic linguist for the Navy, but he ended up leaving the service to pursue a career in tech. So, basically, yeah, my entire immediate family went to spy school, except for me, and my parents were actually American spies during the Cold War.
All images via Joel Flora.