Lisa Kim Fleming is of Korean and Caucasian descent. According to her website, she was born in North Dakota (her father was in the military and was stationed there) and grew up in Sacramento, CA. As a teenager she was into the car modification scene. She drew the interest of photographers at a car show and found her way into import modeling, and then into mainstream modeling. She now lives in Orange County, CA, where she runs a modeling agency, an online automotive magazine, and an entertainment brand.