Angela Renée White (born May 11, 1988),[1] known professionally as Blac Chyna, is an American model and entrepreneur. In 2014, she launched her own make-up brand Lashed by Blac Chyna and a beauty salon in Encino, Los Angeles.

Blac Chyna
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Chyna at RuPaul's DragCon LA in May 2019
Born
Angela Renée White

(1988-05-11) May 11, 1988 (age 31)[1]
Occupation
  • Model
  • entrepreneur
  • stripper (former)
Years active2008–present
Partner(s)
Children2
Modeling information
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown

Career

Chyna began stripping in Maryland to pay for her college tuition. While attending Johnson & Wales University in Miami, Florida, she resumed stripping and was too exhausted to attend classes. She dropped out after repeatedly falling asleep in class, focusing instead on stripping and modeling. She borrowed the name "Blac Chyna" from a customer. While stripping at a popular Miami club, her exotic look made her popular; radio host Angela Yee described her as looking "like someone who was going to be famous."[3] In 2010, Drake name-dropped her in "Miss Me".[3] Her rising popularity led to modeling jobs on the covers of Dimepiece, Straight Stuntin and Black Men's Magazine. Later in the same year, she was cast as Nicki Minaj's stunt double in the song "Monster" by Kanye West.[4]

During her career, Chyna had several surgeries to increase her breast size, she also had surgery to make them smaller.[5]

In February 2013, Chyna enrolled in JLS Professional Make Up Artist School. In December 2013, she launched her online boutique entitled "88fin", filled with new clothing and products from her clothing line of the same name. Also in the same month, Chyna launched her own brand of adhesive eyelashes called Lashed by Blac Chyna. In February 2014, Chyna purchased a beauty bar located in Encino, Los Angeles, offering makeup courses.[4]

Since 2016, Chyna has appeared in numerous reality television shows, including E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Rob & Chyna,[6] Zeus Network's The Real Blac Chyna and Tokyo Toni's Finding Love ASAP!,[7] and VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.[8]

Personal life

Chyna said rapper Tyga asked her to join him on tour in 2011, but she refused. In December 2011, Chyna appeared in Tyga's music video "Rack City" and began a relationship with him.[3] They had a son together, who was born in October 2012.[9] The couple have split in 2014 when he began a relationship with Kylie Jenner. Chyna and Jenner feuded with each other over social media, but Chyna mended her relationship with the Kardashians after she began dating Jenner's half-brother, Rob Kardashian, in 2016.[3] Their daughter was born in November 2016.[10] In December 2016, Kardashian announced on his Instagram post that he and Chyna split.[11] They reconciled a few days after but separated again in February 2017. In July 2017, he posted sexually explicit photos of Blac Chyna onto social media. This action led Chyna to obtain a temporary restraining order against Kardashian.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Blac Chyna". BET. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  2. ^ Gavilanes, Grace (July 6, 2017). "Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna, Relationship Timeline". People. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Ogunnaike, Lola (August 30, 2016). "Blac Chyna Bares All". Elle. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Baxter-Wright, Dusty (July 13, 2017). "Blac Chyna's rise to fame is actually really interesting". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  5. ^ Boucher, Ashley (May 15, 2019). "Blac Chyna Admits She's Had Plastic Surgery on Breasts Four Times". People. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Schilling, Dave (September 12, 2016). "Rob & Chyna: the saddest show on TV". The Guardian. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  7. ^ https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/blac-chyna-docu-series-zeus-network-1203215517/
  8. ^ "Do You Feel Like a Real Rapper Yet?". VH1. November 26, 2019. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  9. ^ Bobb, Maurice (November 16, 2012). "Tyga Welcomes His First Baby – MTV". MTV. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  10. ^ Vivinetto, Gina (November 10, 2016). "Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna welcome baby daughter, Dream". NBC Today. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Rob Kardashian announces Blac Chyna split on Instagram". CTV News. December 18, 2016. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  12. ^ Winton, Richard (July 10, 2017). "'Devastated' Blac Chyna wins temporary restraining order against Rob Kardashian in sex images case". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2019.

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