Having completed a 15 year professional basketball career not only in the WNBA, but Spain, Italy, France and Japan - the transition is natural because the world for Kym has always been a stage. A graduate of Arizona State University, she received her bachelor’s degree in theater but will go down in the university’s history book as one of the most decorated hoop players to wear a Sun Devil’s jersey.
During Kym’s WNBA career and since then, she has become a plus size model in fashion as well as cosmetics. She is an original Cover Girl Queen Collection model featured in a nation-wide commercial. She has found herself in GLAMOUR, ESSENCE and other magazines. Kym has worked with photographers like Francesco Scavullo and Daniel Green.
The multi-talented Hampton has also had the opportunity to grace the television and film world during guest appearances on the “Cosby Show”, “Rosie”, NBA TV, The Bobby Flay “Throw Down” and celebrity “Wheel of Fortune”. Her film experience includes “JuWanna Mann” and “She Hate Me” so far. She is also a spokesperson for the NBA, WNBA, New York Liberty and New York Knicks to name a few.
Singing has always been a love of Kym’s, and she was a regular at a nightclub (Insomnia) in Italy. Even before setting foot in Madison Square Garden as a player with the Liberty, Kym before a sell-out crowd-performed the national anthem during a Knicks play-off game. Since then, she has performed the anthem several times at the Garden and is currently working with the New York Liberty as a Fan Development Leader while pursuing other dreams.
As a person who has always worked to reach goals and follow her dreams, she also encourages everyone to do the same, especially our youth. Two of her favorite sayings are; “Be the best YOU that you can be.” and “As adults, we must lead with our actions, not our words”.