Kai is of partial Hawaiian, Chinese and Filipino descent. She is very close to her family and says they are her biggest fans.
She is also known for her distinctive tattoos. She has 60+ tattoos two being “Sleeve tattoos” on her left and right arms. She has tattoos on both legs, arms, feet, and hands, and on her back, chest, sides, and the front, side, and back of her neck. Along with the tattoos, she also has two lower lip piercings.
Kai has openly discussed the fact that she is lesbian, and was one of only three openly gay individuals on the 2008 USA Summer Olympic Team.