10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kim Zolciak
Kim Zolciak-Biermann, formerly known as Kimberleigh Marie Zolciak, rose to fame as one of the original cast members of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She joined the series back in 2008, but left halfway through the fifth season to focus on her own reality spin-off series, Don’t be Tardy, which has become extremely successful with five seasons under its belt! The “Tardy for the Party” singer has easily become one of the most well known stars from the Real Housewives franchise with her own line of beauty products under the name Kashmere, and a brief stint on Dancing with the Stars. Despite opening her life up to the public in more ways than one, there’s still a lot we don’t know about her! Here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about Kim Zolciak-Biermann:
10. Grew Up in Connecticut
Kim Zolciak was born on May 19, 1978 in Pensacola, Florida. She grew up in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, in a military family, with her parents, Joseph and Karen, and a brother named Michael. In an episode of Don’t Be Tardy, she returned to her childhood home, 16 years after she had left. “I grew up in Windsor Locks in the 80s and 90s and I was just hell on wheels back then, I guess I still am. I just loved boys and hated school and I don’t think my parents thought I would amount to anything,” she said. She eventually left Connecticut when she was 21 and moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
9. Registered Nurse
She graduated from East Catholic High School in Manchester, Connecticut, in 1996, and got pregnant with Brielle almost immediately after. She moved into her own apartment when she was 19 to raise her as a single mother while trying to study nursing at the University of Connecticut. She eventually acquired her LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) in 1999.