Jennifer Kim, Meet Mary Kay

Ex-City Council member on her new career

From City Hall to a pink Cadillac: Jennifer Kim
From City Hall to a pink Cadillac: Jennifer Kim (Photo by Jana Birchum)

Former City Council member Jennifer Kim, who lost her re-election bid to Randi Shade in 2008, has taken an altogether different post-council career path: becoming a saleswoman for Mary Kay cosmetics.

In an interview with website Asian Austin from late July, Kim describes her new career path:

I was approached by a national sales director for Mary Kay. At first I thought, no way. Then I thought about my mother and the fact that she loved selling Mary Kay and how much fun she had doing it. And I thought, this could be fun.

I started my training in November 2008. After only three weeks selling, I ended up being the number one seller in my group for the quarter. It’s a great company and I love meeting other women and helping them look and feel great.

Kim adds "My goal is to become a national sales director and to open up Mary Kay in Nepal," and plugs her own Mary Kay website (which the Hustle's rusty Google skills wont rustle up for him).

It's a slightly odd, although somehow fitting coda, for a council member who always seemed to do things on the dais her own way. (Plus, now we know where to get our olive-toned foundations.)

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