Jett Kenny

Jett Kenny (born 1994) is an Australian ironman, model and television personality.[1][2]

Jett Kenny
Born1994 (age 26–27)
OccupationIronman, model, TV personality

The son of ironman Grant Kenny and competitive swimmer Lisa Curry, Kenny has competed in professional surf lifesaving competitions since the age of six.[3]

In 2016, Kenny was signed to Vivien's Models.[4][5]

In 2018, Kenny competed in the Nine Network's Australian Ninja Warrior and was one of eight celebrities to appear on the Seven Network's The Real Full Monty.[6][7][8]

In 2019, Kenny competed in Network Ten's Dancing with the Stars, where he placed fourth.[9]

Kenny prompted some public debate about parental discipline in 2018 after posting a video to his Instagram account of a misbehaving child in a doctor's waiting room with the caption "give your kid a goddam smack".[10][11] Media commentator Jane Caro criticised Kenny's attitude and said that parents already have a tough job without receiving gratuitous advice from strangers.[12]


  1. ^ Nolan, Alex (31 January 2017) I'm a surf lifesaver... Get me back on the box, The Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  2. ^ (6 February 2018) Lisa Curry's son Jett Kenny flaunts insane bod during Iron Man heat, Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  3. ^ Taylor, Steele (16 November 2017) Kenny has eye on ironman future but craft focus for now, The Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ Lam, Charlotte (24 May 2016) Jett Kenny to find his own fame as international model, The Chronicle. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ Models: Jett Kenny, Vivien's Models website. Accessed 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ Cronin, Seanna (9 July 2018) Jett Kenny's short but sweet Ninja Warrior debut, The Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  7. ^ Bucklow, Andrew (18 July 2018) Jett Kenny left naked on stage in front of thousands after technical glitch, Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  8. ^ Knox, David (25 July 2018) The Real Full Monty, TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  9. ^ Vrajilal, Alicia (16 April 2019) Why Jett Kenny is 'very proud' of mum Lisa Curry, Yahoo! Lifestyle. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  10. ^ Esveld, Olivia (7 September 2018) Is it okay to smack your children when they misbehave?, The Edge 96.ONE. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  11. ^ Hardy, Tracy (7 September 2018) Jett Kenny praised for speaking his mind 'give your kids a goddam smack', Mouths of Mums. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  12. ^ 'Give your kids a smack': Aussie model sparks debate with controversial photo, Yahoo7. Retrieved 18 April 2019.