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Kimber was introduced to the adult industry by shemale star Gia Darling, who she worked for as a personal assistant. She achieved her ambition of becoming the best known shemale in porn. Now she's got her sights set on becoming the biggesy sex change name in porn. It would be a foolish man who bet against Kimber James achieving just that goal.