Kia Hampton is an American beauty pageant contestant who is widely known for winning the Miss Kentucky USA. Representing the Commonwealth of Kentucky, she participated Miss USA contest where she was able to make Miss Congeniality award in her name. She is also widely recognized for being the brief member of the 4th lineup of the Pussycat Dolls in early 2010’s. She was trapped into a controversy and was accused of smuggling drugs to her boyfriend in Ohio prison. Let’s explore in detail about Kia Hampton’s biography below:
Early Life and Education
According to Hampton wiki, she was born in Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky, the United States of America. While being crowned as Miss Kentucky USA, she was at the age of 21 which means Kia Hampton was born in the year 1990. She is the daughter of parents from Afro-American ethnic background. She was a genius and daring child from her early days where she used to perform singing. At the age of three, she started singing and performed in a local church and later contributed to the adult choir.
Career and Professional Life
As a teenager, Kia used to compete on several competitions and she made a great breakthrough in 2006 by being the winner of the 2006 Kentucky and Indiana Idol Contest. Getting the victory over the competition, she received a new car alongside an academic scholarship in her hometown Louisville. She was offered to sing the National Anthem at The Madison Square Gardens in New York during the opening ceremony of the Men’s Big East Conference basketball tournament.
She has appeared into numerous events, concert and even to weddings and youth organization programs. Another achievement of her name came when she was crowned as I.B.P.O. Miss Elk of the World 2007 & 2008 which took her popularity to the next level. She was approached by BET’s reality show entitled Welcome To Dreamland and was featured there. The show got premiered June 2009 nationally. In 2011, she turned as the new face of Miss Kentucky. She went to 2011 Miss USA where she secured the award of Miss Congeniality. She holds the record of being the first African American to represent Kentucky in the Miss USA beauty contest.
Kia Hampton used to date her then-boyfriend named Jeremy Kelly who was a convicted drug trafficker. She was arrested in Allen County, Ohio on May 26, 2017, after being caught smuggling illegal drugs i.e. marijuana into the Allen Correctional Institution. The police obtained the warrant for a cavity search after collecting evidence mainly through listening to her recorded phone calls. She was said to be carrying 2.82 grams of marijuana for her boyfriend. Later, she was sentenced to three years’ probation which had definitely ruined her career. She regrets being blindfolded in her relationship. She was made to pay a fine amount of 2,500 USD alongside 80 hours of community service.
Kia Hampton has a tall height above 5 feet and 7 inches but the exact measurement details are not available. However, it is known that she gives high priority in maintaining her modeling figure which is quite essential for performing on various occasions. She is a great dancer in addition to modeling and singing.
Salary and Net worth
2011 Miss Kentucky USA beauty queen Hampton must have garnered an impressive amount of net worth from her career. She started making money from her professional from her teenage days.
Wiki and Facts
As of now, Kia Hampton’s bio is not provided in Wikipedia although several wiki sites have mentioned her profile. Join her on Facebook @kia.hampton.31. Most of her facts are not revealed which makes her wiki incomplete.