Lou for The MECCA Memo
Our very own Lou Kenny interview for The MECCA Memo -
Modelling isn't a career that most could put on hold for a few decades, but Lou Kenny did. At 59, the Melbourne-based model and yogi is having her time in the sun again. Here she talks self-love, boycotting hairdressers and what keeps her skin glowing - headstands included.
In 1977, a carefree 18-year-old Kenny took a job as the house model for Melbourne-based Jantzen Swimwear. It was an appointment that kick-started a modelling career that served her well until her early 30s, when she decided to go behind the scenes and open her own modelling agency. A decade later, she left it all behind to follow her true passion: yoga. But that’s only part of the story.
A qualified Iyengar yoga teacher with her own studio, Yoga Grace, Kenny was looking to supplement her income, so at 54, she got back in touch with her modelling agent—a casual 20 years later.
Now, the model is busier than ever, travelling to London often for work: “It’s improved my personal style greatly,” she laughs. And while the regained modelling career brings her much joy, yoga and her sunny Ocean Grove home (where she was photographed for The MECCA Memo) is where she finds absolute happiness.
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