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They Burned His Hair And Painted His Body

Keks Machine hosts ‘Lord Of The Flies’

elsewhere // Aug 3, 2023
Words by Coral McDuffee
Reading Time: 2 minutes
Here’s what unfolded when the Keks Machine crew hosted team blue in Biarritz.

I didn’t think Mckenzie Bowden (aka the pretty boy influencer that makes fun of Germans) could lose his cool.

Life handed him Stab Highway, and he had a European vacation— despite hiccups like wearing nothing but a Speedo, a pure croissant diet, and the perils of living in a van with team Gen Z.

The only time we saw Peter Pan run out of pixie dust was when the Keks Machine Kids set his golden locks aflame. The incident occurred on day three of the road war through Europe when the Blue Team crashed Capt Juliette Lacome’s crib in Biarritz.

“We were in Juju’s hometown, so it would have been rude not to visit the local crew,” Mckenzie recalls. “She (Juliette) arranged a big ol cook up of snails, we all had a few drinks, and naturally, the haircut challenge came up. The crew starts egging Joel to do it. But he wasn’t having it— so I went f**k have a go at mine. “

You may remember when Mckenzie’s girlfriend banished him to the doghouse after the sundial haircut on Stab Highway, Australia.

“I promised myself I wouldn’t do the haircut thing again after the last highway.”

But 11,104 mi from New Zealand, mrthankyouplease was the new kid on the block, and the rest had scissors, lighters, and cans of spray paint.

“The hacking and burning was all good fun, but when they sprayed me, I thought the paint was water-based at first, then got rattled when I realized it wasn’t. I woke up the next day with a case of the scarys, questioning all my life decisions,” Mckenzie admitted.

Have the KeKs Machine kids bested the Mailcop’s Stab Highway torcher tactics? Find out tonight when Ep. 2 of Stab Highway, presented by Monster Energy, goes live at 5pm PT.


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