Friday, April 5, 2002
She's the queen of morning fitness, but Kiana Tom is no dumbbell. The fitness instructor turned actress has a plan for superstardom and she's kicking it off by taking it off for Playboy.
Kiana says, “I'm such a perfectionist. I had
to wait until the right time in my career where I felt that
my body was in the best shape it's ever been."
It may not be the first thing you notice, but Kiana had beautiful
Asian furniture imported for the shoot and special designer
shoes. She says, “From what I realize, men don't even realize
that there's furniture in the shots or that I’m wearing shoes."
up in southern California, Kiana could never have imagined all
this success. She says, “I used to come crying home from grade
school, 'I want to have blonde hair, blue eyes. I want to look
like everyone else.’ I just couldn't stand being different."
Kiana got her confidence through fitness. Her passion led her
to a job hosting a popular fitness show on ESPN, a best-selling
book, and a role opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in "Universal
Soldier." But success came with a heavy price. Kiana says, “It's
Kiana started getting threatening letters, dozens of them. She
was forced to call in the FBI and now lives in fear. She says,
“I never answer the door. I never give my address. I have a
different name when I go to a hotel room. I never travel alone."
And these days, she doesn't have to. Last month, Kiana found
love, marrying Dennis Breshears, a fireman she met after she
got bit by a dog and called for help.
But Kiana's not ready to settle down. She says her new Playboy
photo shoot is just the beginning. “I think the key to happiness
is to want something after you get it and to really appreciate
it when you have it."