…Lana Del Rey of the Kent School.
Who is Lana Del Rey? I asked myself the same question because I am probably not her demographic. I’m a prep, not a hipster. I watched a few of her videos and she has a decent voice. Kind of an American Amy Winehouse, but a lot less dead.
Del Rey went to the Kent School in CT at age 14 because her parents wanted her to quit drinking. From her GQ article:
While dispelling rumours of her past put to her by the interviewer, Del Rey revealed that her parents sent her to Kent school, a strict boarding school in Connecticut, at the age of 14 to help kick her drinking habit.
She said: “I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day. I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so f-ing cool. A great deal of what I wrote on ‘Born To Die’ is about these wilderness years.
“My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, ‘I’m f-ed. I am totally f-ed’.”
This is definitely the first time I heard of someone whose parents sent them to boarding school and expected them to quit drinking.