Santa Monica teenager Cory Kennedy, and her mother, come across as less than stable in Shawn Hubler's profile (The Secret Life of Cory Kennedy) in Sunday's West magazine. Still, Kennedy is enjoying all the attention — not that she lacks for that since hooking up with photographer Mark (The Cobra Snake) Hunter and becoming an It Girl of the L.A. club and New York fashion scenes at 16. She posted the story and pics at her blog and her My Space page and has gotten nearly all positive comments (with a few deletions.) From the story:
By the time Cory Kennedy's mother realized that her child had become, in the words of Gawker.com, an "Internet It Girl," the Web was riddled with photos of Cory posing, eating, dancing, shopping, romping at the beach, looking pensive and French-kissing one of the (adult) members of the rock band the Kings of Leon. She had European fan sites. She had thousands of people signing on to her MySpace pages. She had fashion bloggers dissecting her wardrobe ("a cross between the Little Match Girl and the quintessence of heroin chic," one wag called her taste in fashion). She had people watchers from the Netherlands to Japan speculating about her life story. (Was she a junkie? A refugee from Hyannis Port?) She had designers begging her to wear their clothes and deejays offering her money to show up at their nightclubs. She had invitations to party with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
She was living, in short, a teenager's dream and a parent's version of "Fear Factor." And the obvious questions—at least for her mother—were, "What happened? And how?"
"I still have no idea," half-jokes Jinx Kennedy...
Photo: Mark Hunter, the Cobra Snake