Blac Chyna, an American model and socialite originally from Maryland, first rose to prominence as the stunt double for Nicki Minaj in the music video for the song Monster by Kanye West in 2010. Since then, she has gone on to gain additional fame as Kylie Jenner’s best friend and Rob Kardashian’s baby mother, spawning a series of spin-off reality shows that track her daily activities and most intimate moments with her family and closest friends. But how did she go from being a beautiful socialite to becoming one of the most talked about celebrities on television? Stunt Double to Socialite: The Rise of Blac Chyna
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Born in 1988, White grew up in Houston, Texas with her mother and three siblings. She attended middle school in the suburbs before returning to Houston as a teenager. As an adolescent, she modeled for a short time but ultimately chose to drop out of high school at age 17. It was then that she began stripping at clubs across Atlanta and Houston. In 2009, she became pregnant by ex-boyfriend London On Da Track and gave birth to their son King Cairo on July 10th, 2010 Stunt Double to Socialite: The Rise of Blac Chyna
White was born in Houston, Texas and attended Langham Creek High School. At the age of 15, she began modeling with Bella Agency. White competed in Miss USA and made it to top 12 finalist. In 2007, after graduating from high school she moved to Hollywood where she had stints with Reality TV show The Only Way is Essex and model competition Ford Supermodel of the World.
In 2014, White began dating Rob Kardashian who featured her prominently on his social media accounts.
In 2010, at age 17, White was introduced to hip-hop star Nicki Minaj and was asked by her management company, Young Money Entertainment, if she would be interested in working as her stunt double for the music video for Monster by Kanye West. White agreed and came into contact with the Kardashians – who acted as executive producers on the video – through her work with Minaj. She made appearances in Keeping Up With the Kardashians beginning in 2011 when she began dating Rob Kardashian. White became pregnant with his child but they broke up later that year and he then dated reality TV personality Kylie Jenner.
Love and Romance
Her daughter, Dream Kardashian was born on November 10, 2016. In 2017 she confirmed her engagement to Rob Kardashian. They were married in February 20, 2018 and had their first child together (a son) in April 2018.
She has also had a modeling career with a number of notable photoshoots with magazines such as Playboy and Maxim. However, most recently she has been focused on expanding her business ventures by starting several businesses including the cosmetics company Lashed by Blac Chyna.
National Media Attention
In 2010, 21-year-old Angela Renée White, known professionally as Blac Chyna, was an unknown model who had never been on a TV show or in the public eye. However, that all changed when she became one of the most recognizable models in the game. She then started appearing in music videos for artists like Nicki Minaj and Jay Z and stars like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce were photographed with her. She was featured prominently in Tyga’s music video Hookah (2013) which brought her into the national spotlight, but not without controversy due to the sexually explicit nature of the video which landed it on YouTube’s restricted list. In 2016, she starred alongside Rob Kardashian in a reality series titled Rob & Chyna.
As a small-time model, Chyna tried to break into mainstream modeling. In 2014, she created her own clothing line, Black Halo Couture. She released an autobiography in 2017.
Nowadays, she has capitalized on her social media following and leveraged that attention into appearances on reality television. She appears on E!’s Family Jewels and Botched, as well as VH1’s Rob & Chyna. In 2016, she was cast in the feature film Couples Night. She currently stars on the E! reality series Rob & Chyna with Rob Kardashian.
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Reality TV Star?
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A. When did you realize that you had a knack for modeling?
Q. How did your rise to fame as a model occur? A. I started out as Nicki Minaj’s stunt double in the video for Monster. A lot of people think they found me by looking through Nicki’s social media, but I was actually contacted from there first because Nicki saw my Instagram posts and thought I would be perfect for the job.