IPL Bikini & Fitness Angels Pro, Kali Bates
MICHAEL BROOKS PHOTOGRAPHY
Nickname: Kay | Age: 35 | Height: 5’4” | Ethnicity: Caucasian | Relationship Status: Married
“VISUALIZE THE GOALS YOU SET FOR YOURSELF, MAKE DECISIONS TOWARDS THEM, AND DON’T SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS.”
Name three music artists you’ve been listening to lately: I cannot live without music! You can always find me at concerts and music festivals. Right now, a few of my frequent playlist artists include Angels and Airwaves, Deftones and Lil Uzi Vert.
Favorite Books/Magazines: I don’t have much time to read, but on flights I enjoy a good Cosmo or gossip magazine. I dig fashion in every aspect, so I try to stay up on the latest.
Favorite Movies: I’m a sucker for romantic comedies, especially around the holidays. Love Actually is at the top of my list along with Say Anything and A Star is Born. Disney movies will always take the cake though.
What are some of your professional accomplishments? (modeling or otherwise): I am extremely goal oriented. I not only set goals for my personal life, but my professional life as well. My day job is Dental Pharmaceutical Sales, which I am very passionate about. I believe my customers see my passion for helping patients and in turn, I am able to consistently be at the top of our sales team nation wide.
Where’s the coolest place you’ve traveled to for work? Did you get to party at all? The coolest work trip I’ve had was to Chicago, Illinois. Downtown is just gorgeous, with so many amazing spots to photograph. We realized that Riotfest was happening the same week we were there, so it turned into the craziest party weekend ever! I am proud to say that crowd surfing in your thirties is even more fun!
Best things about Bikini Modeling? Worst things? One of the best things about modeling is feeling confident and sexy. What woman doesn’t love to feel beautiful while being photographed in amazing locations? It really is powerful. One of the worst things is wardrobe changing basically in public places. It can be extremely awkward.
Any advice for those looking to get into modeling? Visualize the goals you set for yourself, make decisions towards them, and don’t settle for anything less.
What is the motto or mantra you try to live your life by? I’m not sure if there is a particular motto I live by, but I try to be a good human. Be kind to people, include them, help them, smile. Put good energy into the universe, it goes a long way.
What keeps you busy? Other than my career that keeps me on the road most weekdays, and the gym a couple hours a day, I am a very proud mother of a 16 yr old son, Breydon, who is in Airforce JROTC at Bartram High school and a 10 yr old son, Evan, who we travel to Cleveland to see several times a month. They keep me going!
“I LOVE EXTREME SPORTS! ROCK CLIMBING IS MY JAM RIGHT NOW.”
What is your view on tattoos? I love self expression and tattoos are the epitome of it. I currently have four tattoos. Having a professional career, I can’t go too crazy. However, I do see more in the near future!
What three clothing items can’t you live without? Can I pick all shoes? Ha! I could not live without my vegan leather pencil skirt, red crop tank and faux snakeskin booties. No other article of clothing compares!
What is your dream job? My dream job would be something in the fitness world. I’m not exactly sure what that would look like yet, but I love traveling, public speaking and helping people. So it would encompass all of those.
What do you do to stay in shape, or are you just a genetic freak? You can catch me in the gym 5-6 days a week weightlifting with my two main men. My husband Anthony and my teenage son Breydon. We also meal prep together, weekly. Fitness has changed my and my family’s lives. It has almost erased my son’s anxiety, and my husband has recently lost 60lbs. It is such a rewarding hobby.
Are you interested in or ever tried any extreme sports? (bungee, skydiving, rock climbing, BMX, moto, snowboarding) I love extreme sports! Rock climbing is my jam right now. I frequent a rock climbing facility near my home and I’ve recently traveled to Blue Ridge Mountains and Yonah mountain for it. Skydiving may be next on the list for me!
•Favorite Color: Blush pink.
•Favorite Food: Sushi.
•Dream Car: Jaguar F-Type.
•Are you a fast or slow driver? Too fast!
•Favorite part of your body: Extremely long legs.
•Favorite part of a man’s body: Chest and shoulders, oh my!
•Bars, clubs, both, or none: I love to dance, so clubs for me!
•Favorite beer, cocktail, and/or shot: No beer for me. Vodka-soda with lime is my go to. Fave shot is green tea.
•Favorite city/country to party in: There is no party like a Miami party!
Are you excited about the release of this issue of VIGOROUS with you in it? I am beyond thrilled to be featured in VIGOROUS! The team I worked with was amazing. I cannot thank the IPL enough! My coaches, Kristen Davis and Jen Micheli were wonderful. My girl, Morgan Wilcox, worked her magic makeup skills. Michael Brooks did a fantastic job capturing beautiful shots. What an absolute honor to be a 35 year old mother and wife featured in VIGOROUS! Truly a dream. Thank you!
First thing that comes to mind when you hear…
…”Donald Trump”: No. That is all.
…”Sex”: Yes, please!
…”Marijuana”: Not for me.
…”Social Media”: Great platform.
What’s next for you? In my personal life, in 2020, there will be lots of concerts, traveling and new adventures with my boys. Professionally, I’ll continue to maintain my territory while creating new goals. At some point I will be making my Pro Debut with the IPL. So, in the meantime, I’ll be putting on lean muscle and increasing my lifts while keeping my curvy curves!