Angela Renée White (born May 11, 1988),[1] known professionally as Blac Chyna, is an American model and socialite. She originally rose to prominence in 2010 as the stunt double for Nicki Minaj in the music video for the song "Monster" by Kanye West.[3] She gained wider media attention after being name-dropped in the song "Miss Me" by Drake the same year, leading to a number of magazine appearances, including pieces in Dimepiece, Straight Stuntin and Black Men's Magazine. In 2014, she launched her own makeup brand, "Lashed by Blac Chyna", and a beauty salon in Encino, Los Angeles. She has since made a number of media appearances, including in her own reality television shows, Rob & Chyna and The Real Blac Chyna.[4]

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 33)[1]
Occupation
  • Businesswoman
  • television Personality
  • video Vixen
  • singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2008–present
Partner(s)
Children2
Modeling information
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown

Early life

Angela Renee White was born on May 11, 1988, to Shalana Hunter and Eric Holland in Washington, D.C. She began stripping in Maryland to pay for her college tuition. While attending Johnson & Wales University in Miami, Florida, she resumed stripping, eventually dropping out from exhaustion, after repeatedly falling asleep in class. She began to focus on stripping and modeling, taking the name Blac Chyna on a customer's suggestion as a stage name.

Career

While stripping at King of Diamonds, a popular Miami club, Chyna's unusual and "exotic" look made her popular; radio host Angela Yee described her as looking "like someone who was going to be famous."[5] In 2010, Drake name-dropped her in "Miss Me".[5] Her rising popularity led to modeling jobs on the covers of Dimepiece, Straight Stuntin and Black Men's Magazine. Later that year, she was cast as Nicki Minaj's stunt double in the song "Monster" by Kanye West.[3]

Throughout her career, Chyna has undergone several surgeries for buttock augmentation and breast enhancement, but has also had surgery to reduce the size of her chest.[6]

In February 2013, she enrolled in JLS Professional Make Up Artist School. In December 2013, she launched her online boutique, "88fin", filled with new clothing and products from her clothing line of the same name. Also that month, she launched her own brand of adhesive eyelashes, "Lashed by Blac Chyna". In February 2014, she purchased a beauty bar in Encino, Los Angeles, which offers makeup courses.[3]

Since 2016, she has appeared in a number of reality television shows, including E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and her own reality show with then-boyfriend Rob Kardashian, Rob & Chyna, also on the E! network.[7] In 2019, she starred in The Real Blac Chyna on Zeus Network.[4] She has also appeared in Tokyo Toni's Finding Love ASAP!, and VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.[8]

Personal life

In December 2011, Chyna appeared in the music video for the song "Rack City" by rapper Tyga; she has said that Tyga asked her to join him on tour that year, but she refused. They began dating in December 2011,[5] and had a son together, King Cairo Stevenson, in October 2012.[9] They split in 2014 when Tyga began a relationship with Kylie Jenner, leading to a number of social media feuds between Chyna and Jenner that ended when Chyna started dating Jenner's half-brother, Rob Kardashian, in 2016.[5] In November 2016 she gave birth to their daughter, Dream Renée Kardashian.[10]

In December 2016, Kardashian announced on his Instagram post that he and Chyna had split.[11] They reconciled a few days later, but separated again in February 2017. In July 2017, Kardashian posted sexually explicit photos of Chyna on social media, leading to Chyna's obtaining a temporary restraining order against him.[12]

Discography

List of singles released by Blac Chyna, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Seen Her" 2020 TBA
"Cash Only" (with Trippie Redd)
"My Word" (featuring Too $hort and Keak da Sneak)
"Doom" (featuring Asian Doll) 2021
"Said Sum Remix"
"Hollywood"
"Thick" (featuring Desiigner)
"Maui" (featuring Desiigner)
"Photoshop"
"Can't See Me" 2022

Filmography

Year Title Character Notes Ref.
2014–2018 Keeping Up with the Kardashians Herself 11 episodes
2016 Extra with Billy Bush Herself
2016 Rob & Chyna Herself Main cast [7]
2017 All Def Movie Awards Herself
2017 Rupaul's Drag Race Herself Episode 1
2017 Good Morning America Herself Episode 1
2017 Wild 'n Out Herself - Team Captain Episode 1
2018 Black Card Revoked Appearance Episode 3
2018 Hip Hop Squares Panelist - Contestant Episode 3
2019 The Real Herself Episode 1
2019 Grown & Sexy Herself
2019;

2021

The Wendy Williams Show Herself Guest appearance
2019 Dish Nation Herself Episode 1
2019 Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Herself 5 episodes
2019–present The Real Blac Chyna Herself Main cast
2019 Rupaul Herself Episode 1
2019 Tokyo Toni's Find Love Asap! Herself 2 episodes

Music videos

See also

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 Baxter-Wright, Dusty (July 13, 2017). "Blac Chyna's rise to fame is actually really interesting". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Blac Chyna to Star in Docu-Series for Zeus Streaming Network". May 15, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d Ogunnaike, Lola (August 30, 2016). "Blac Chyna Bares All". Elle. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  6. ^ Boucher, Ashley (May 15, 2019). "Blac Chyna Admits She's Had Plastic Surgery on Breasts Four Times". People. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Schilling, Dave (September 12, 2016). "Rob & Chyna: the saddest show on TV". The Guardian. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  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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