Kimberly Holland, Playboy’s Miss October 2004, hails from Humble, Texas. She graduated with a marketing degree from the University of Houston, and she has a diverse employment history. "My friends call me a job whore,” she said. “Every day they ask, 'Where are you working today?' I was a lifeguard. I waited tables. I made and sold drawings of human figures. I worked at an Abercrombie & Fitch store and several tanning salons. Oh, and I sold sex toys in a lingerie shop. I've done everything."
Asked if she has some form of occupational attention deficit disorder, Kimberly smiles. "I'm independent,” she said. “I don't like people telling me what to do. If I don't agree with something, I speak up."
Born and raised in Texas, Kimberly enjoyed equestrian sports but now prefers the companionship of smaller creatures. "I have a Chihuahua named Riley that everyone thinks is another breed because he's not bug-eyed," she said. "I think it's cute when people put outfits on their dog, but the dog probably hates it. Riley has a little black spiked collar—he's a tough man. He weighs six pounds, which is too big for him to come everywhere with me. I took him to the mall once, but I felt weird doing that. I'm not Paris Hilton."
Kimberly tried out for the 50th Anniversary Playmate Hunt and made her Playboy debut in a December 2003 pictorial. It's fitting that Kimberly Holland was Miss October—her favorite holiday is Halloween. "People want me to dress sexy for Halloween parties, but I always want to wear something gory," she told Playboy. "I love disgusting things. My friend's dad is a plastic surgeon, and he lets me watch the surgeries sometimes. I also love scary movies. In first grade I saw The Exorcist and didn't even have nightmares. The only thing that did give me nightmares was that fortune-telling machine in the Tom Hanks movie Big. It was so scary."
As she looks toward her future, Kimberly isn't sure whether she'll remain in Texas or move to "someplace less humid" after graduation. She told Playboy she’d love to have her own art studio and live somewhere hot by the beach. "At this point I have to please myself before I can please anyone else," she said. "I play life by ear, so I don't know what's in the cards. I'll think one thing, and then something totally different will happen."
Kimberly’s turn-ons include “a great sense of humor, a sexy smile, beautiful eyes, and of course, really good Chinese food.” She’s turned off by “pickles, goat cheese, the smell of pork rinds, rude sarcasm, and coffee breath.”