After graduating, she began to work for a company in Nashville as an administrative assistant.
Like 2007 American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle, Locke is an alumna of Belmont University in Nashville.
A full Christmas album entitled , was released on May 1, 2007.
The album's original lead single, "Supawoman," co-written with her producers Damon Sharpe and Mark J.
She finished third, behind runner up Clay Aiken and eventual champion Ruben Studdard.
Simon Cowell at first criticized Locke as lacking in personality; by the final three however, he declared her, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard to be as worthy winners as any.
The group later appeared on Locke's 2007 album, singing backup on Everyday Angels.
Locke went to Gallatin High School, where she was one of sixteen members to participate in its performing group.The album's next single was a cover of Freda Payne's "Band of Gold," which was released to radio on August 13, 2007 and became Locke's 6th solo AC Top 10 hit.The album's third single,"Fall," co-written by Clay Mills was also recorded by country music artist Clay Walker, was released to radio in February 2008., which had just begun filming and would continue through March 2007. She has been the focused target of derision from fellow cast member Dustin Diamond, who has repeatedly called her "a loser on another show ." Later, he says, "She is a nobody... aired, drawing in 2.7 million viewers, the show's highest yet.If there were eight of her here, nobody would watch the show." She responded on-camera at a weigh-in ceremony, "Two-faced, backstabbing people who will smile in your face one day and eat you up the next. A year after filming wrapped up, Kimberley was photographed at a party with 'Fit Club' trainer Harvey Walden IV and rumors immediately began circulating.Since 2005, Locke has featured on many television shows.