Kimora Lee Simmons

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Kimora Lee Simmons

Born

5/4/1977, St. Louis, Missouri

Birth Name

Kimora Lee Perkins

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Kimora Lee
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  • Trivia

    • Announced in January 2009, that she her boyfriend, actor Djimon Hounsou are expecting their first child together. This will be the third baby for Kimora, who is mom to daughters Ming Lee and Aoki Lee, with ex-husband Russell Simmons, and the first for Djimon, 44. Djimon and Kimora have been dating since March 2007.

    • Kimora practices the Kaballah religion, and meditates each morning before doing her Yoga exercises with her personal trainer/nutrtionist.

    • Kimora was arrested on reckless driving and marijuana posession charges in the summer of 2004, near her New Jersey home.

    • Telus Mobility Today introduced the Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons i833 by Motorolla, available only in Canada. The limited-edition pink wireless phone features the Baby Phat feline logo, a designer-inspired quilted texture, and 0.4 carats of genuine diamonds encrusting the external display.

    • Kimora customizes her perfume bottles so that they are eye catching. They are pink bottles that are shaped like Asscher-cut diamonds (and feature a faux diamond band, inspired by her own, that circles the bottle's neck). She considers it fantasy in a bottle.

    • Kimora is being considered as a replacement for the empty seat that Star Jones left after walking off of The View.

    • It is Kimora's goal to fashion Baby Phat, launched in 1999, into an "aspirational lifestyle brand." Rather than just a collection of hip-hop clothes.

    • Kimora is adding a second fragance to her perfume line, called Baby Phat Golden Goddess. The name was inspired by her love of canary yellow diamonds.

    • Kimora and Janice Dickenson had a public feud when they both served as judges on America's Top Model. Janice made it clear that she thought Kimora was too much of a diva to show up to the set on time, so insults flew.

    • Kimora was highly embarassed on The Tyra Banks Show, when the best friend host told a story about her penchance for nudity. One day Tyra went to pick her up for a lunch date at a Los Angeles motel, and was greeted by Kimora in the nude.

    • Kimora made a personal appearance at Sephora, in the Aventura Mall to promote her new makeup line called KLS, in July 2006.

    • Kimora was on the cover of 'Vibe Vixen' and the top selling urban men's magazine 'King' in February 2006.

    • Kimora announced in April 2006, that her and husband Russell Simmons would be divorcing, but staying dear friends, and devoted parents.

    • Kimora launched the "Simmon's Jewelry Company" in partnership with M. Fabrikant & Sons, Inc.

    • Kimora is working on writing a multi-cultural children's book, and is set to release a line of dolls with accessories in the fall of 2006.

    • Kimora's book titled Fabulosity is set to function as a 'lifestyle manual' on everything from spirituality and finances to fashion and beauty.

    • Kimora is the Creative Director of Baby Phat Clothing.

    • She bought much of the artwork and furniture from Gianni Versace's estate after his murder.

    • She and Karl Lagerfeld's three other fashion models Bernadette Jurkowski, Shoshanna Fitzgerald and Olga Sobolewska were dubbed "the four Karlettes".

    • Before she started to date Russell Simmons, he sent bouquets of flowers to her agency. The bouquets were so large and heavy that they required two men to move them.

    • Her mother, Kyoko Perkins, is a former Social Security Administrator.

    • Kimora is half African-American, one quarter Korean and one quarter Japanese.

    • He & Kimora were married in St. Bart's by his brother, Rev. Joseph Simmons (aka "Run" of Run DMC).

    • Kimora's height is 6' (1.83m).

    • Kids called her names when she was growing up because she was of mixed race. One of the names she was called was "Chinky Giraffe".

    • Married Russell Simmons on December 20, 1998.

  • Quotes

    • Kimora: I don't apologize for my diamonds, Rolls-Royce, Range Rover, or anything. Look, Queen Elizabeth has more diamonds than me. Why don't people attack her for it?

    • Kimora: I'm always naked, Growing up in the fashion industry. I don't know if I am an exhibitionist, but mostly ...I don't care, I don't give a damn.

    • Kimora: A woman may be a mother, a sister, a business woman, or she may own a business. Woman do many things, and it is important that we do it with grace and style.

    • Kimora: I like everything with a heaping dose of feminitity, including my cell phone. I created this phone for the classic woman, who like me, loves diamonds & wants a wireless.

    • Kimora: I am anorexic. My Dr. says it's having an unhealthy relationship with food. After I had my babies I was sick...I can't eat.

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