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2014 Playmate Of The Year And Cyber Trading University Grad Loves The Day Trading Lifestyle

Kennedy Summers has a new passion.
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Time was, Kennedy Summers's résumé read: Model, Actress, Playboy Playmate. Now, it reads: Model, Actress, Playboy Playmate, Cyber Trading University alum, and Day Trader. Business Insider recently spoke to the centerfold/stock wiz about her new profession.

"I love trading. I can wake up and make sure I can make money and still pay my rent," the 28-year model and actress said during a telephone call on Wednesday morning while getting her makeup done for a TV show shoot in Los Angeles. Back in April, Summers was approached to be a speaker at the Small Cap Stars Spring Conference, which took place in Times Square in early June. Ahead of the event, Long Island-based Cyber Trading University trained her in day trading for free. (They do not pay or sponsor her, she said.) "I got hooked on it," she said. She added that she finds trading fun and exciting. She also admitted that it was "terrifying" at first. "I don't know what any of these words mean?" she said, recalling her first day in front of the trading screens. "I learned pretty quickly."

While she's obviously well on her way to becoming the next Dan Loeb, Summers plans to keep doing the modeling thing while juggling her stock trading career. At least for now. With the coin she's pulling, she could realistically be seeking out investors for Kennedy Capital by 2016.

"I want to continue day trading. I want to trade my own funds. This year, I want to live in London. I can work the market from two to three [in the afternoon]. I love the freedom and the flexibility."

Meet the Playboy 'Playmate of the Year' who has become obsessed with trading stocks [BI]


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