Kimberley Stanfield, Playboy’s Miss July 2001, is a Vancouver native. She may have migrated south, but she loves her homeland. “Canadians are cool. Everyone is really polite and seems happy,” she said.
When she’s home in British Columbia, you can probably find Kimberley participating in some kind of sport. “I’m a really good swimmer and played basketball, volleyball, and soccer in high school,” she said.
But long before Kimberley played sports, practiced the violin, or took up cheerleading for her school’s basketball team, her parents thought her gorgeous blue eyes were picture-perfect and camera ready. “I modeled for some catalogs and local stores when I was a baby,” she said. “I was making money and was way too young to even know I had it.”
Kimberley contemplated going to college for fashion design, took several lifeguard classes, and worked as a bartender before deciding on a complete career reversal. “I really want to be an elementary schoolteacher, because I love kids,” she said. “I’m really not into being in the spotlight at all.”
But Kimberley is the first to admit the spotlight has its perks, as her time with Playboy attests. “I went to the Grammys with Hef and six other girls,” she said. “We got these fancy dresses and walked down the red carpet. I was so excited!”
Another night at a Mansion party, Kimberley got to meet her favorite singer. “I’d had a crush on this really hot musician for a long time,” she said. “We were talking—totally hit it off—and we ended up kissing for one last picture that his security guard took of us. I was so stoked to have this picture, but when I got it developed, I saw that the security guard had put his finger over the lens. I was kissing a black smudge! But I kept it anyway. Now when I show people the picture, they say, ‘Whatever, Kimberley.’”
Miss July 2001 told Playboy that her turn-ons include “genuinely nice people who are honest to me and real to themselves.” She’s turned off by “people who are fake and rude and think they’re better. Everyone is equal in my eyes.”
Kimberley told us she hoped to return to Canada in a few years. “I’m not the type to plan my life for the long term,” she said. “Some people tell me that I’m too young to know what I’m doing, but my mind is a lot older than they think. I just live life day by day.”