Model Memo: 15 Things About Model Kendall Walters

Model Memo: 15 Things About Model Kendall Walters

After walking alongside Snoop Dogg in his collab with Joyrich LA and starring in a Gucci short film, the 23-year-old Lousiana-native poses in the California desert and answers a few of our essential questions.

After walking alongside Snoop Dogg in his collab with Joyrich LA and starring in a Gucci short film, the 23-year-old Lousiana-native poses in the California desert and answers a few of our essential questions.

Photography: Guy Lowndes

Styling: Rima Vaidila

Text: Adair Smith

What are you listening to right now?

The Days of the Pheonix- AFI (please don't judge me).

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

Teleportation.

If you won the lottery, what would you do with it?

Depending on the amount I won, of course, I'd start a 5-star soup kitchen type nonprofit organization and create job opportunities for the homeless community, buy a couple of properties and/or land to do whatever I want with. Save all the animals, ALL OF THEM. Invest in the Medical Marijuana industry. And take care of my dad for the rest of his life.

What is one thing you always have with you?

A little toy sleeping bag my daughter snuck into my suitcase. I've made it into a good luck charm.

What is one thing that you need to get rid of but you can't?

Potty mouth and smoking habit.

What do you do in your free time?

What is free time when you have a 3 1⁄2-year-old? I'm basically chasing around a mini version of me until we pass out from exhaustion.

What is one thing you want right now?

Mexican food.

What is your biggest fear?

Dying.

What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?

Unfortunately, check my phone.

Tell me about your tattoos.

Hardest question ever, but I guess I love the thought of things being permanent in my life. I was always told not to “ruin” my body with a permanent action, which of course made me want them even more. Seeing older people in their 60s-80s with these black markings and faded colors onto their now textured skin was so cool to me, knowing they got those pieces of art so long ago and they've stayed with them through all of those years made we want to be just like that, a living piece of memories collected over years upon years. My tattoos go from personal meanings like the one on my arm that says “Hold Your Head High” which is a daily reminder to do just that, to a crazy traditional wolf in green pajamas with pink and yellow polka dots right on my calve. The two I get questioned about the most are the words over both of my knees that say “Stay True, Stay Ugly” which kind of confuses people considering the industry I'm in, but they are the pieces of art that I decided to put on me forever to remind me that anyone can be a pretty face, but to remember where you came from and never forget who you are truly and staying humble means so much more that being “pretty.”

Do you have any hidden talents?

Fire eating/performance.

Describe yourself in three words.

Motivated, weird, and living.

If you could have dinner with any five people, who would they be?

Bill Murray, my grandfather, Gucci Mane, DJ Screw, and Bernie Sanders.

What has been the highlight of your career?

Walking alongside Snoop Dogg for his collaboration with Joyrich LA.

What is coming up next for you?

Everything.

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