Bay Madeline Kennish
|Birthdate:||October 22, 1995|
|Hair color:||Dark Brown|
|Eyes color:||Dark Brown|
High School Student at Carlton School for the Deaf
High School Student at Buckner Hall (formerly)
|Relatives:||Regina Vasquez (biological mother)|
Angelo Sorrento (biological father)
Adrianna Vasquez (biological maternal grandmother)
Unnamed (biological paternal half-sister)
Kathryn Kennish (legal mother)
John Kennish (legal father)
Toby Kennish (legal brother)
Bill Kennish (legal paternal grandfather)
Bonnie Tamblyn-Dixon (legal maternal grandmother)
|Episode:||This Is Not a Pipe|
Bay Madeline Kennish was born in the early morning of October 22 1995, 1:22am to biological parents Regina Vasquez and Angelo Sorrento but was taken home to Kathryn, a stay at home mother, and John Kennish, former pro third baseman, alongside their older son Toby. Bay is a couple of minutes older then Daphne.
Fifteen-year-old Bay Kennish finds out through a high-school bloodtyping experiment that her bloodtype does not match that of either parent. This bolsters Bay's already present insecurities that she somehow doesn't fit in with her family, and she asks her mother if she was adopted, something Kathryn adamantly denies.
Finally, upon Bay's urging, Kathryn and John agree to a DNA testing, thus proving that they are not biologically related to Bay. Bay then finds out that she was switched at birth with Daphne Vasquez, a deaf teenager from the other side of town. Although they reassure Bay that they will always love her as much as they did before they discovered the mixup, and Bay meets her biological mother Regina and they both realize how much they both have in common. The Kennishs, too, are anxious to meet and get to know their biological daughter. Bay is almost immediately jealous when Daphne bonds with her family, including playing one-on-one with Toby. This is a dislike that continues to deepen when they each begin to date someone significant in the other's life: Liam (Bay's ex) and Ty Mendosa (Daphne's brother-figure). Daphne breaks up with Liam because she is scared of Bay hating her, and Ty leaves for the army in episode 5.
Bay is revealed to be a graffiti artist. Graffiti was one of Bay's many ways to cope what she sees as an intrusion on her life by Daphne. She also gets arrested for purchasing beer with the same fake ID she supposedly used to get her nose pierced. The arrest humiliates Kathryn, who had been attacking Regina's upbringing of Daphne.
Bay develops an interest in getting to know her birth father and becomes frustrated when every member of her new family refuses to give her information on his whereabouts.
Bay eventually finds out that Daphne and Liam are dating and forces them to break up, even though Daphne doesn't do the same with Bay and Ty.
Bay and Ty would have had sex, but he denied having a condom with him, thus causing Bay to refuse making love. Bay then felt bad for how she acted towards Daphne and Liam, and apologizes to Daphne. Her parents invite Ty over for dinner, and Bay finds out that he is joining the military. Upset, Bay confesses her feelings to Regina. When she goes to tell Ty good-bye, he admits he had a condom that night, but he didn't want to have sex with Bay until he told her he was leaving the country. Before she leaves his house they almost exchange the words "I love you" but Bay says he can't say it to her because he is leaving but if he didn't she would be upset. Bay then leaves without them exchanging the words "I love you".
Emmett helps Bay find out who her biological father is. He allows her to go through Regina's things that are stored in his garage and she finds her (and Daphne's) birth certificate and discovers her birth father's name is Angelo Sorrento. She texts Emmett saying that 3 Angelo Sorrento's live in Missouri, and that one is hers. She continues to spend time with and grow close to Emmett, bonding with him such as over art and music. After spending some time searching Angelo Sorrento online, she is positive she has found him: a DJ who works at a nightclub. She invites both Emmett and Daphne to come with her. When they arrive they discover much to their disappointment that he is not Bay's father nor the man who left Daphne at a young age (it is a gay bar). At the end of the episode, she finds Emmett waiting for her outside her school who signs to her that he likes her before kissing her and walking away from Bay, who is clearly stunned by this.
Following this in Pandora's Box, she confronts Emmett about the kiss only to result Emmett kissing her again and spending time with him making out in the park and begining a secret romance with him. However, once discovering Emmett's bedroom wall covered in nothing but pictures of Daphne and non-stop calls from her on his cell phone (Daphne calling him for a ride home) Bay gets angry and leaves. However, when she discovers Regina's secret (she knew about the switch for 13 years) she turns to Emmett for comfort and nearly ends things with him when he struggles to understand her due to her talking too fast. She nearly walks out and ends things but is stopped by Emmett who grabs her arm. She then slowly turns around and begins to cry as Emmett mouths, "It's okay," and hugs her and comforts her as she sobs in his arms.
Following in Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time, Bay finds out Emmett is not the person she thinks he is. When Emmett tells her at prom that he slept with Simone (her brother's girlfriend) at the basketball tournament Bay gets mad breaks up with Emmett and walks off telling Emmett not to follow her, she leaves prom in tears and throws the helemet he gave her into the pond.
In This Is The Color of My Dreams, Bay returns from her trip with a new boyfriend, Alex. However things did not last too long with them. They soon break up since Bay is not completely over Emmett, especially after she sees the mural that Emmett created of thier relationship. Bay later texts Emmett to talk and meet up. When they meet up, Bay gets angry at Emmett for ruining their relationship. Emmett tells her that he is sorry for what he did, but Bay doesn't believe that they could ever get back together.
Following in 'The Intruder', Bay helps Angelo look for an apartment and meets Medusa (Zarra), a street artist who finishes her painting. Bay gets mad and starts talking fast and Zarra tells her to finish it. Bay sees Toby push Emmett on the ground. She goes to Emmett to help him up and ask if he was okay.
Following in Tree of Forgiveness Bay and Zarra are caught by the police while spray-painting,and the officer let her off the hook when he learns of her famous father. And during a run-in with Emmett,Bay tells him how she feels towards her father's disapproval of street art, and he tells her to tell John about her murals. John disapproves and Bay is distraught.and Zarra gives Bay a nickname BKV, stands for Bay Kennish-Vasquez.
Following in We Are the Kraken of our own Sinking Ships Bay leaves during the meal to answer Zarra's plea for help which Bay had to come up with money to get Zarra of of jail. So Bay drags Alex along with her as she tries to put together the $1,500 needed. Bay goes to the car wash and asks Travis to open John's safe.Travis said that the money need to be back soon or Travis will be in big trouble Bay said she knows and she will return the money as soon as she can.
Following in The Trial Bay tries to find a way to get back the money she stole from John before he checks his safe Bay is surprised that Daphne is not a virgin, and Daphne is also surprised that Bay is still a virgin and that Bay had not had her first time yet. Daphne is surprised that Bay and Emmett had not have sex yet. Bay borrows money from Simone, Bay tells Kathryn about the money incident, which ends up causing a huge rift between her and her parents. By the end of the episode Bay is shown moving in with Zarra.
Following in Street Noises Bay has no plans on returning home anytime soon, but she calls on Toby for help when a street gang comes looking for Zarra. Bay and Zarra make a run for Mexico to meet up with Zarra's famous street artist father. Bay runs into Emmett right before she leaves her house and he picks up on her intentions. John(with his tracking device)and Emmett go looking for Bay. and find her sleeping in the back of her car at an abandoned parking lot in the middle of the night, after talking it out John and Bay seem to be on better terms. Bay and Emmett have a moment (they almost kiss) untill John drove away. In which she realizes that Emmett really cares about her (their is hope that they will get back together soon).
Following in The Awakening Conscience Bay enrolls in an experimental program at Carlton for siblings of deaf students. This program is called the pilot program.
Following in Duel Of Two Women Bay finds herself on the wrong end of Natalie's wrath, forcing Melody to take everyone on a tolerance retreat. Bay and Natalie declare a truce at school. Emmett was hoping to spend time with Bay alone, but Bay wants to hang out with Noah which brings out Emmett's jealous side at school, Emmett asks Bay why are they not together she tells him she is not ready yet, Emmett tells Bay he can't just be friends with her cause it hurts to much for him.
Following in Human/Need/Desire Bay hosts an anti-Valentine's Day party at Angelo's place and invites her hearing and deaf friends, leading Noah and Travis to get into fight at the party. At the end Bay kisses Noah.
Following in Drive in the Knife Bay tells Emmett that she's in a new relationship but he kisses her and asks her are you sure you want to move on and Bay saw Regina come home drunk and she knows something is up with Regina,but Bay does not know Regina is drunk Bay ask Regina where is her car.
Following in Tight Rope Walker Bay finds Regina's behavior puzzling, Bay and Regina get into a fight, Regina told Bay to stay out of her bussines, Bay goes to her room and lays down crying and Regina comes to her room and apologizes and they made up Regina promises to go back to her class and get help and she also told Bay to keep it between them.
She is artistic, sarcastic, hot-headed and a rebel. and rebellious. Bay also has a very bad temper. Bay is also described as a drama queen,will do anything to get what she wants and She often says whatever she thinks, without thinking about how it will affect others. She is mostly seen as an angry person, but she has been shown to be very sweet and thoughtful. Her biological grandmother, Adriana, says that Bay is just like her mother(Regina) when she was a teenager. Bay likes rock, pop (Adele), RnB, and hip-hop music. Bay also loves Art and is often shown creating in her garage studio or hanging her street art. Bay always seem to find trouble where ever she is. Bay is also funny.
She has pale skin, and long dark-brown curly hair. Bay is extremley beautiful and very pretty. She has dark brown eyes, expressive eyebrows, and a large smile. Bay is 5'5" tall. Bay has a Slim body type.
Relationship with SimoneEdit
Bay and Simone met in kindergarden and were best friends until they were in the eigth grade, until they gave a girl named Alicia a makeover because she wanted to fit in with them. During the makeover, the two girls asked Alicia who she liked. She told them she liked a hockey player named Tom Burke, and they told her to practice asking him out while Simone filmed it. The two girls watched the video, and in the end Bay told Simone not to send it to anyone because it was too embarrassing. However, Simone sent it to everyone in school. This caused Bay and Simone's friendship to end and Alicia to move out of town. Bay stated that Simone was too controlling and that it was too much for her. Their relationship becomes further complicated when Simone sleeps with Bay's then-boyfriend, Emmett, after the basketball tournament.
- Liam Lupo (ex-boyfriend)
- Tyler "Ty" Mendosa (boyfriend)
- First Relationship:
- Start Up: American Gothic (1x02)
- Break Up: Dogs Playing Poker (1x05)
- Reason: Ty left to enlist in the military, but he and Bay remain friends and email. But until Write a Lonely Soldier, Ty thought that they would pick up where they left off when his tour was over
- Second Relationship:
- Start Up: Mother and Daughter (2x11)
- First Relationship:
- Emmett Bledsoe (ex-boyfriend)
- First Relationship:
- Second Relationship:
- Alex Rainford (ex-boyfriend)
- Noah (ex-boyfriend)