Star emerges from shadow of par­ents

The Courier-Mail - - CONFIDENTIAL -

RIS­ING star Jett Kenny (pic­tured) says he is happy to live in the shadow of his fa­mous par­ents.

“My par­ents are known ev­ery­where, but not me,” Kenny, 23, the life­saver son of triathlon su­per­stars Grant Kenny and Lisa Curry, said.

So it sur­prised the Sun­shine Coast lo­cal to learn that he was the one now in the pub­lic eye. “Mum said she was at the shops and some­one asked if she was Jett Kenny’s mother,” he said. “That’s kind of funny, be­cause I al­ways feel like I’m just their son. They’ll al­ways be the fa­mous ones be­cause they’ve done such amaz­ing things, and I’ll just be me.”

Kenny shot to promi­nence this year af­ter star­ring in Chan­nel 7’s The Real Full Monty, and com­pet­ing on Nine’s Aus­tralian Ninja War­rior.

Last month, David Jones also signed him up to walk the run­way along­side Jessica Gomes and Karolina Kurkova.

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