Kaci Lyn Battaglia (/ˈkeɪsi/ KAY-see; born October 3rd 1987, in Clearwater, Florida), also known as Kaci, is a former international recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress, and LGBT advocate. Kaci rose to fame in 2001 with her hit single "Paradise". She parted ways with Curb Records in 2013. Today Kaci is working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Since her departure from the entertainment industry, she has become a born-again Christian and an animal rights activist seeking an end to the dog meat industry.