LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Playboy’s Kiana Kim (photos below) and Pete Rose have secured a new reality show for TLC. Kiana Kim, whose Playboy pictures endeavors dominated news in recent years, is now engaged to the 71 year old baseball star. Rose tells news that TLC has decided to pick up a 2012 reality show project about the couple, filmed in Los Angeles.
Kiana Kim first was covered on LALATE back in 2009. At the time, Pete Rose told news that he wanted his new girlfriend to pose for Playboy magazine. At the time the couple said she “will” appear for the publication.
Born in Seoul, Kiana moved to the US at age 5 and was raised in Los Angeles. But she thereafter pursued higher learning. She went to college at Arizona State and then got her BS in Business marketing.
In 2009, Kiana had left behind a career with Korean Airlines as a flight attendant to own her own hair salon in California.
By 2010, she was appearing with Pete Rose on the Howard Stern. At the time, she and Rose told news that they hoped the publication would run her pictorial. Rose told Stern “Let’s just hope that the Playboy people like her… If they don’t, that’s okay too. We’ll just turn the page and thank them for the opportunity.”
A year later, Rose filed papers in Los Angeles to end his marriage to Carol Rose. Rose was still dating Kim at the time. Kim that year was making appearances on local morning news telecasts.
Dan Snierson now tells news that TLC has already begun production on the Rose Kim series. Rose reportedly lives in Las Vegas, while Kim lives in Los Angeles. A first season of five episodes will air on TLC later this year. Both Rose and Kim have children from previous relationships.
Kim says of the show “We are a total modern-day family, mixing the cultures, the ages, the different backgrounds together. I didn’t even know who Pete Rose was when I first met him. It’s kind of a crazy story, but at the core of every family is love and it’s what TLC wants to show.”
Kiana Kim, Pete Rose