Kedric Golston's Daughter May Be More Famous Than He
From whom did Kedric Golston's daughter get her striking looks?
"I would say from me," Golston's wife, Christal, said politely.
"You know, my wife's real good looking, but I ain't half bad myself," Kedric dissented. "I've been known to turn a few heads in my day."
This was in jest, though, and soon he amended his remarks; "I mean, we're not looking for a nose guard here," he pointed out, "we're looking for a lady."
Tori, the 9-year-old daughter of the Redskins' 320-pound defensive lineman, is that lady, a successful child model who has appeared on Macy's billboards in Times Square, in advertisements for Target, Toys"R" Us and Linens N Things, and in child fashion catalogs like Earnshaw's. After submitting her photos to several agencies in 2003, the Golstons heard back from all of them and have been taking Tori to shoots in New York since then. Kedric tries to avoid these trips; he once got lost after dropping Tori off and spent two hours driving around Manhattan.
"I like to chill," he explained, "and ain't nothing chill about New York."
Christal and Tori are thus considering renting a place in New York for this summer's modeling trip and leaving dad at home. And while Kedric is extremely proud of Tori--"I mean, not to brag, but she's gorgeous," he said, "gorgeous to the [extent] that I'm gonna have to buy a lot of guns here in the next six to seven years"--he sounds equally proud of, say, her basketball exploits. Tori played this winter for the Sting, a 10-and-under girls team coached by one Kedric Golston, who led the team to regular season and tournament championships.
"I don't know a lot [about basketball], but I do know to at least play hard and play fast," he said, when asked about his coaching philosophy. "And I motivate them with a lot of candy. Costco. I would bring them boxes of candy, and that seemed to work. We were down 15 points one game at halftime; 15 points with nine-year olds, that's like 100. And I told them if they came back to win, I would bring them more candy than they'd ever seen in their lives. I came in with like a thousand pieces of candy the next practice, and they had at it."
Someone's gotta tell Daniel Snyder about this. Signing bonuses are great and all, but they haven't yielded a Super Bowl, and everyone loves candy. Anyhow, both parents emphasized that they'll only do this modeling thing for as long as Tori is interested, that they'll take her to pool parties instead of photo shoots if she's so inclined, that they're not trying to push her to a pressure-filled career and that the agencies are drawn to her because she continues to act like a normal nine-year old girl.
"I wouldn't allow her not to," Kedric said. "She still wants you to pour her milk, she still can have a little scrape on her arm and you've got to put 9,000 band aids on her."
Tori now has a six-month-old little brother, and her agent already is asking the Golstons to bring him up to New York for a look. Christal is open to the idea, but Kedric hasn't yet signed off.
"He doesn't really think boys should model," Christal said.
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