Kimmi Kappenberg is probably best known to reality-TV fans as a contestant in one of the best shows ever, “Survivor,” in 2001. She currently works as a bartender in Long Island, NY, while also freelancing as a production assistant for TV commercials.
A self-described spontaneous, extroverted and creative, Kappenberg is married to husband Kevin Kaminsky. Her favorite hobbies are gardening, photography and reading. She also enjoys horseback riding, eating, going to the beach as well as watching her favorite TV shows like “Win Ben Stein's Money” and “The Simpsons.” Kappenberg is a vegetarian.
Childhood and Family:
Kimberley Kappenberg, best known as Kimmi Kappenberg, was born on November 11, 1972, in East Setauket, Long Island, New York. She was educated at Clear Lake High School in Clear Lake, Texas, before taking courses at Suffolk Community College, University of Houston and Stephen F. Austin State University. She received her B.A. Degree from the New York Institute of Technology, in which she graduated first in her class.
Kimmi Kappenberg, whose nickname is Berle, was married to Kevin Kaminsky in August 2004. A few weeks before the wedding, she was involved in an automobile accident that made her seriously injured.
Before and After Survivor
Kimmi Kappenberg used to worked as a waitress at the Cozy Cajun restaurant when she lived in Clear Lake, Texas. The New York native did not come to the attention of wide public until she joined the popular reality series “Survivor” in the season 2. Debuting on the show hosted by Jeff Probst on January 28, 2001 in an episode called “Stranded,” she went on to compete in several more episodes before eventually being voted out from the show.
Since her performance on the hit series, Kappenberg has appeared as guest star on TV shows like “The Rosie O'Donnell Show,” “ The Howard Stern Radio Show” (both 2001) and “The Early Show” (2003). She also had a cameo role on “Late Show with David Letterman” in 2001.
The fan of country, 80s, and club music now can be found in Long Island New York working as a bartender and a freelance production assistant for television commercials.