The Evolution of Megan Kennedy

Today, I randomly began searching through my old tagged photos from when I was in high school. It feels weird to look at. Like I’m looking at a stranger.

In most of the pictures, I’m a drunk 14 year old doing stupid things with my friends. My style was horrendous: True Religion dark wash blue jeans, Jack Rogers sandals, and the most padded bras in the world. I always felt bad when I let a guy touch my braless chest because I felt like I had let them down. I had one bra in particular that turned my its bitty A-cups into monstrous C-cups. Jesus Christ, the braces. The fugly braces are the worst part. Why did I think it was okay to smile with teeth during this time?

Going from ’09 to present, I’m feeling quite nostalgic.  It’s weird to think that I was this innocent kid who knew absolutely nothing about the real world. With each click on an arrow, you can see my strange evolution. One that was clearly not normal for most teenage girls. There’s a photo of me moving into my first apartment at the age of 17 in LA whereas my friends were preparing for prom and going to football games at the time.  I always think of what my life would be like if I hadn’t started modeling and it makes me shudder. Where would I be? Who would I be?

I wouldn’t take back leaving high school and modeling if you offered me a million dollars. I feel as if I learned so much more about life by being catapulted into adulthood. Sure, there’s parts of me that feel like my innocence was “ripped away” from me but it was my choice. And I stand by it. I have no college education (nor do I have a proper high school diploma for that matter), but I’ve been able to turn things I love doing into lucrative careers. I loved acting so I dabbled in acting. I loved style so I became a stylist. I loved writing so I created a blog that’s quickly becoming a brand. Now, we are almost 4 months deep and we are receiving offers to work with fashion companies almost every day. I have no intention of going to college (at the moment) because I simply don’t feel the need to. Also, networking is everything. Unfortunately, a lot of opportunities in life are about who you know. “Your network is your net worth”.

I don’t want you guys to think that I think I’m better than my high school peers. They’re all working on their own projects and doing what they want to do. Although I didn’t get to enjoy the rest of high school with them, I cherish all of the memories that we shared together. We aren’t close anymore because we went our own separate ways when I left. As much as we try, it will never be the same between us because people don’t get what I do.This is a very small and somewhat traditional town so me leaving as a teenager to travel the globe then returning five years later only to start a website where I talk about all of the crazy shit I had tried so hard to keep in the dark is really weird here in Palm Beach. I know people here have mixed feelings about me. Whether it’s jealousy, awe, not giving a fuck, or happiness. Who knows? Who cares?

I know some people say that I’m “different” but that’s because I am! I’m no longer the 14 year old, brace-face, little girl so many people remember me as. I’m 20 and I’ve been through a lot of things most 20 year olds haven’t been through. I’ve had drug problems and eating disorders. I’ve been beaten down emotionally and mentally so many times. I grew up a little too quickly. I’m still Megan. Just with a different last name.

My Evolution:

13 years old in 8th grade.
13 years old in 8th grade.
14 Years Old, 8th grade
14 Years Old, 8th grade
14 years old, one of the first boys I ever hooked up with
14 years old, one of the first boys I ever hooked up with
14 years old, summer going into freshman year
14 years old, summer going into freshman year
14 years old. First day of Freshman year.
14 years old. First day of Freshman year.
14 years old, straight out of 8th grade.
14 years old, straight out of 8th grade.
Dom and I !!! Still one of my best friends to this day. Homecoming Freshman year.
Dom and I !!! Still one of my best friends to this day. Homecoming Freshman year.
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Push up bras were everything to me when i was 14
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14-15 years old.
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14-15 years old
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13 years old in 8th grade. i didnt get the memo that we were allowed to wear jeans that day
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13 years old
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beginning of sophomore year. 15 years old at a frat party at FSU
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Finally becoming less awkward at age 15!
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the day after my braces were removed ! 15 years old
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Sophomore year homecoming
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No braces!! 15 year old
Polo with my much hotter sister. 15 years old.
Polo with my much hotter sister. 15 years old.
Becoming a model at 15 years old
Becoming a model at 15 years old
Photos by Elliot and Erick Jimenez who were also my mother agents! 15 Years old
Photos by Elliot and Erick Jimenez who were also my mother agents! 15 Years old
15 years old.
15 years old.
15 years old.
15 years old.
15 years old.
15 years old.
Visiting Caitlin in Santa Barbara age 16
Visiting Caitlin in Santa Barbara age 16
Visiting Caitlin at Santa Barbara shortly after turning 16
Visiting Caitlin at Santa Barbara shortly after turning 16
16 years old
16 years old
16 years old
16 years old
16 years old
16 years old
16 years old
16 years old
16 years old.
16 years old.
16 years old
16 years old
16 years old in NYC by Scott Lowe
16 years old in NYC by Scott Lowe
16 years old in Tokyo
16 years old in Tokyo
16 years old
16 years old
16 years old.
16 years old.
16 years old
16 years old
16 and modeling for Peach John lingerie. The hair... I know...
16 and modeling for Peach John lingerie. The hair… I know…
16 years old
16 years old
16 Years old
16 Years old
17 years old.
17 years old.
17 in london
17 in london
17 in London.
17 in London.
17 and underweight in london.
17 and underweight in london.
17 years old
17 years old
17 years old
17 years old
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17 with Marcel who took the photos above.
17 with Marcel who took the photos above.
17 years old. You can see I am becoming a bit more sexual in my posing and faces.
17 years old. You can see I am becoming a bit more sexual in my posing and faces.

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Days before my 18th birthday
Days before my 18th birthday
visiting my mom when I was 18
visiting my mom when I was 18
18.
18.
18 and fucked up on coke
18 and fucked up on coke
18 and wild in LA
18 and wild in LA
18 and wild in LA
18 and wild in LA
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This was a really crazy cocaine-fueled month. 18.
This was a really crazy cocaine-fueled month. 18.
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18 with 17 year old Kelsey. We became regulars at Mr.C's Sundays
18 with 17 year old Kelsey. We became regulars at Mr.C’s Sundays
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18 with 16 year old chaya!
18 with 16 year old chaya!
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18 when my coke addiction was at an all time high
18 when my coke addiction was at an all time high
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18 running away to NYC for Fashion Week
18 running away to NYC for Fashion Week
my 19th birthday
my 19th birthday
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19/ when I ran away from LA and went to NYC
19/ when I ran away from LA and went to NYC
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I stopped doing blow around this time and immediately gained weight. 19 years old.
I stopped doing blow around this time and immediately gained weight. 19 years old.
19, relapsed with my bulimia
19, relapsed with my bulimia
Moving back to LA, 19 years old.
Moving back to LA, 19 years old.
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Moving back home! December 2014
Moving back home! December 2014
NYE 2015// 19 years old
NYE 2015// 19 years old
19 in late January 2015
19 in late January 2015
Falling hopelessly in love February 2015 // 19
Falling hopelessly in love February 2015 // 19
Remember the picture of Dom and I from five years ago? Here we are in February 2015
Remember the picture of Dom and I from five years ago? Here we are in February 2015
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Finally 20!
Finally 20!
20 // couple weeks ago
20 // couple weeks ago
20 a couple weeks ago in NYC
20 a couple weeks ago in NYC
My 20th birthday weekend April 2015
a month ago
1.5 months ag
This weekend


I hope you enjoyed watching me grow up.

Xx,

Megan Kennedy


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