Kids are Kids

Kelli wasn't always a private school girl... let her explain.

Well, initially I had no idea what to expect after five months of filming for NYC Prep! While watching, certain parts surprised me. However, I was completely aware of what I signed up for and in my positive mindset, chose to focus on the good. Emotionally, there were many laughs and jaw-dropping moments, as I was able to also watch the other cast members and their experiences. As a viewer, who was there for the live footage, I found certain moments very comical seeing how they turned out on TV! I was very happy they showed a snippet of me singing, which for me, was the primary reason for doing the show! So I’m glad there was some focus on that.

There is some validity to NYC being all about connections, however it does feel good to accomplish something on your own terms, rather than having to “pull strings."  However, in terms of singing, connections can be very helpful. Growing up in the Hamptons was an amazing experience, but my parents decided to move my brother and me back to New York City last year. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I was excited. One thing that wasn’t revealed was that I wasn’t raised a private school girl. I’m able to relate to cast members who receive their educations from both public and private schools, although I still find that kids are kids, no matter what. As far as what it would be like to live independently with my brother, I have to be honest- I don’t know, because that is not the situation I’m in despite how it may seem. Out of all of my friends, I feel like I have the strictest parents! - IRONIC- I’m often grounded, which you see in the first episode!

To set the record straight I would love to explain my family’s living situation. My father works in the city, and stays with my brother and me during the week. My mom comes in a few nights during the school week, and then goes back to the Hamptons to be with my sister Chelsy, who is 21. Then, as a family, we go back to the Hamptons on the weekends. I swear it’s not as crazy as it sounds! Safety is never at risk! Don’t call CPS - hahahah!

Sebastian. Sebastian is very relaxed and easy going- a trait I love in a FRIEND-just a friend. He’s a good shopping buddy! When Taylor and Sebastian were getting close at Japanois, I was not affected. I was there with Camille, and there to have a good time, which I did!

I’ve always felt age is just a number when it comes to HIGH SCHOOL students! As far as the difference between juniors and seniors, aside from college preparation and standardized test taking, there is none! As for the comment after I said I didn’t smoke. I’m a singer, of course I don’t smoke. After watching, despite some recent press, it was a good experience and hopefully will enable me to pursue my career in singing with assistance from Bravo- and I hope the same for the other cast members as we all pursue different goals throughout the show.

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