Thank you for being a part of our power issue dedicated to survivors of cancer and domestic violence.
NO: Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
KB: My name is Kennedy Brinea from Washington, DC. I am a 20-year-old full-time college student and model. I am pursuing a degree in Business Administration. I love fashion, spending time with my family and fishing. Yes fishing, I have the cutest pink ugly stick that I used to catch lots of fish. My biggest was a 23-inch largemouth bass at 5 years old.
NO: What 6 words describe you best?
KB: Six words that best describe me would be Humble, Smart, Confident, Funny, Loving, and Bold.
NO: Can you define being a survivor in your own words?
KB: I believe being a survivor is living your life to the fullest and not fearing any obstacle that comes in your way. A survivor will stand with ten toes down and refuse to lose. Survivors have been knocked down but refuse to stay down.
NO: What can we do more as an industry to advocate more for our cancer and for domestic violence survivors?
KB: I believe the more the industry gets involved in the community the higher the success rate for those we are in battle.
NO: What is your favorite fall and winter street style look?
KB: My favorite fall/winter go-to look is a nice hoodie with a trench coat on top with a comfortable pair of jeans and a pair of my Steve Madden tennis shoes (my favorite).
NO: Who are you two top favorite designers?
KB: This one is hard because I have several favorites but if I have to pick two I would say, Michael Kors and Chanel.
NO: What are your views or thoughts about the current state of the kurvy/ plus size industry?
KB: I think the Kurvy/Plus size industry is moving in the right direction but itï¿½s just not completely there yet. I believe that models like Ashley Graham and Tara Lynn are truly helping to bring attention to the fact that Kurvy models are fierce and we have a place in the fashion industry.
NO: What is the one thing you would tell a young girl looking in the mirror who is having a hard time loving herself?
KB: I would tell her that she is worth being loved and that thereï¿½s no greater gift you can give yourself than to love yourself.
NO: What’s the meaning of a Luxe Beauty to you?
KB: Being a Luxe Beauty means Fearless and Bold.
NO: What do you want your legacy to be?
KB: I want to be remembered as someone who helped to make a difference in the lives of others.