Green-eyed beauty Kimberly Phillips was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for September 2009. Before becoming a Playmate, Kimberly was a liberal arts student working full time as a waitress and preschool teacher and struggling to pay for her car and tuition. “I just couldn’t get ahead,” she told Playboy. “I had to do something different.” That’s when she and her best friend downed a bottle of wine, stripped in front of the camera, and sent the results to Playboy’s Studio West. “I figured that if it happened, it happened,” she said. Two days later a casting agent called and invited Kim to test for Playboy. She was an immediate hit.
In addition to her centerfold, Kim appeared on an October 2010 cover of the magazine, and she launched The Smoking Jacket with a special set of pictures and videos. “Playboy really changed my life,” she said. “I was able to pay my debts, and I’ve been able to travel the world. I have a brand-new sense of confidence and ambition in life.”
After she shot her centerfold, Kim packed her bags, moved to Los Angeles, and never looked back. “I try to stay positive,” she said. “Change is the only constant in my life, and I fully embrace it.” She’s a successful model, and her schedule is full of castings, shoots, and hosting gigs for Playboy. She played herself on The Girls Next Door, The Bunny House, and Playboy’s Beach House. Kim works hard, but in her free time she takes it easy. She likes to read and prefers a good old-fashioned book to a digital reader any day. “I love to cook and eat,” she said. “I support animal rights, and eat vegetarian when I can.”
At some point Kim would like to go back to school and finish her degree, but she’s also happy lying on a Los Angeles beach with her boyfriend and their dogs. Kim’s turn-ons are confidence and individuality. “I like to see the sweet side of a guy,” she told Playboy. “Make me laugh and smile.”
Kimberly talked about change, positive reinforcement, and the ultimate sex symbol in her Facetime interview. “I want to be successful and happy in life,” she told us. It looks like she’s off to a good start.