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Growing up, Kimberly Phillips worked hard and was an A-student who also worked waitressing jobs to pay for her arts degree. It was debt that led her to Playboy. “I was just wiped out and couldn’t get myself out of debt. So one day I said to my girlfriend, ‘I want to try something different. I want to be something different.'” She took some photos and sent them to Playboy. A couple days later, she got The Call. She said, “I still don’t believe it. I’m so not an L.A. girl, and a bit shy.”
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She added, “Never in a million years did I believe I’d be a Playmate.”
Prior to her Centerfold, Kimberly Phillips had no modeling experience. “Never ever. My first time in front of the camera was with Steve Wayda at Studio West. I was a pre-school teacher before that. I worked in a toddler class for a year.”
She said Playboy gave her a life. “It’s helped me become more independent and give me opportunities I would have never, ever had.”
Kimberly Phillips described her life as an organized mess. “I just try to stay positive. I think as long as you keep negative energy out of your life things will go the way they’re supposed to.”
One of her favorite hobbies is reading, but she doesn’t like electronic reading gadgets. “I love turning pages. I love the smell of a book.”
A bit of trivia: her favorite sex icon is Jessica Rabbit. Her favorite song is “Don’t Rock the Boat” by Bob Marley.
She is also a mother to new baby.
As for first dates, Kimberly Phillips said she’s not a fan. “I think they’re awkward and there’s a lot of pressure, if you give it that label. I think the best way to get to know somebody is to hang out with them in a group setting…and see if you get along.”
Her turn-ons are confidence and individuality. I like to see the sweet side of a guy – make me laugh and smile." Her turn-offs are “lack of motivation, poor hygiene, rudeness, laggers, liars and egotists.”
Kimberly Phillips is married and resides in Southern California.