From darker days of drug-induced haze and stance at the forefront of tabloid fodder, it goes without saying the daughter of shock rocker royalty x television host extraordinaire grew up in the media spotlight. While she’s the first to admit ages 13 to 24 were her “naughty years,” the fabulous fact of the matter is Kelly’s true reinvention of self along with career.
Flipping fashion faux pas into glam-laden awe, she’s spent the last years commanding a reputation revival like no other. Her perceptive eye has lead to infamous endeavors, including co-host of E!’s Fashion Police, mainstay judge of Project Runway: Junior, special guest on Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe and even past stints as a field correspondent for The Dr. Phil Show.
But let’s not forget—she is an Osbourne. While her commentative success inevitably sprouts from a genetic inability to bashfully beat around the bush, the dire difference from most pop cultural prattle is a knack for being blunt in an eloquent way.
Pointedly shocking, but never for the sake of soulless surprise, Kelly’s perspective is equal parts interesting and insightful. Whether hosting, judging, modeling or mentoring, she has grown to conduct herself so exceptionally well with just as much heart as quirky humor.
Considering the current media landscape, shout out to the always intriguing (and similarly spawned from additional shock-rock legend Gene Simmons) Nick Simmons who brought up a valid point the other day via Twitter:
Avant-garde? Sure. Endearingly eccentric? Of course! In traditional Osbourne form, Kelly absolutely is who she is. Commonly advocating the importance of feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin, she has capitalized on her colorful past to create a stunningly shining future.
Perhaps once commonly written off as the lost of lost souls, she’s a gleaming example of honing an inherently talented eye to constructively fuse with creative essence. Blooming with every step, she has certainly seemed to find her way.
And sorry Justin, but who could possibly rock the shaved lilac look any better?