Kimora Lee Simmons
Birth Name: Kimora Lee Simmons
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Kimora Lee Perkins was born on May 4, 1975 in St. Louis, MO to an African-American father and a Korean-born Japanese mother. Her father, Vernon Whitlock, Jr., was the first black deputy Federal Marshal in St. Louis, while her mother, Kyoko Perkins, worked as a Social Security administrator. Due to her height and mixed ancestry, some of her schoolmates teased her and even cruelly nicknamed her "Chinky giraffe." Her mother, however, saw a potential in her daughter and enrolled her in a modeling class at age 11. Simmons was discovered two years later by a fashion agent who sent her to Paris. When she was 14, a fresh-faced Simmons received an exclusive modeling contract with fashion house Chanel...
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