Bo Derek Then And Now: Behind The Braids And The Bikini

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Class-Cutter Bo Derek Had Her Mom Fooled. The Truant Officer, Not So Much...


In a conversation with Interview Magazine, Derek explained how she managed to skip school for a month straight without anyone noticing.

"A truant officer showed up at my mom’s house. She had no idea I was skipping school, and she was furious. She was a working single mother, and she’d been getting up early in the mornings to drive me to the bus stop. And, to find out I didn’t get on the bus - I went around the corner and stuck out my thumb with my girlfriends." She admitted that she feels bad about all the truancy now, but that she tries not to think about it. 

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Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.