Kim Gravel is a household name in the beauty industry. Nicknamed ‘Kim of Queens’, she has taught several girls how to win beauty pageants and is also one of the youngest contestants to win Georgian beauty pageants in history.
Also, she is a prominent businesswoman, leader, speaker and TV show host. She is easily recognized for her show Kim of Queens, which basically focuses on her, her sister, and her mother. Gravel also has a website where she educates her fans on issues regarding health, fashion, and many more.
Kim Gravel – Biography,
Kim Gravel became a full member of the Gravel Family on July 27, 1971 in South Carolina, USA where her parents (Brooks Hardee and Jo Hardee) gave birth to her. The beauty pageant coach was raised with her younger sister, Allisyn Varalla, in the city of Georgia.
Kim’s parents, who currently live in Atlanta, Georgia, married on August 5, 1966. Jo is originally from Loris, South Carolina. A graduate of Loris High School, she previously worked at The Pageant Place as a pageant instructor.
Completing her basic education is kind of a basic process most people living in the modern world take time to do and we’re sure Gravel did the same as well, even though the information about the schools she attended and the year of his passage are not in the domain of public knowledge. Apparently, what matters most now is its impact and contribution to the advancement of the pageant industry.
Kim, from an early age, has always had agreat interest in singing. In her early years, she joined a recording group called Beloved. She was their songwriter and lead singer until she left the team.
1991 was a defining year for the reality television star. Remarkably, it was the period that announced Kim Gravel to her generation after she entered the Miss Georgia Beauty Awards at the age of 19, winning the Miss Georgia Beauty Pageant.
The major win opened up other opportunities for Kim to explore the industry, including serving as an American Goodwill Ambassador to Japan and on behalf of Georgia in the Miss America Pageant.
Since retiring from crown contests, Kim has been committed to raising young women with a keen interest in appearing. Her encounters with them are usually featured on her television show, Kim of Queens.
Besides her show, the speaker has also graced several other platforms on television. She is a regular at Steve Harvey’s shows, where she is one of the panelists.
Husband and family life
While it’s true that this enduring relationship and Hollywood don’t mix, in Kim Gravel’s case, the reverse is the case. For more than ten years now, the television personality has been traveling with her lover, Travis Gravel.
The pair exchanged their wedding vows in the presence of close friends and family on August 25, 2001 and their marriage was blessed with two adorable children; his sons Beau Gravel (born in 2010) and Blanton Gravel (born in 2012).
Shedding more light on his family life, all seems to be going well for the pageant coach, as his marriage never made the headlines for the wrong reasons.
Little is known about Travis, however, he reportedly did modeling internships growing up. He lives in metro Atlanta with his wonderful family.
Kim Gravel is popularly known for being simple and straightforward. He is a person who has not beaten around the bush to want to reprimand someone or express himself. This trait, to a large extent, has won him massive popularity and admiration.
As an entrepreneur, the South Carolina native has made waves in the beauty industry. She is the owner of the Belle by Kim Gravel brand, a line of clothing (jeans, sweaters, t-shirts, leather jackets, blouses) and cosmetics that she launched in August 2016.
Gravel also oversees the proper administration and operation of The Pageant Place beauty coaching section, where she trains her clients with the help of Amy Goins (voice trainer), her younger sister and her mother. The facility is located in Georgia.
As a multi-hyphenate, Kim Gravis is certainly earning an enviable income from her mixed career. Unfortunately, she has yet to reveal the value of her assets or her annual salary.