Erica Jasmin Mena is an American television personality and former model/video vixen who is set to be the next big property entrepreneur.
Erica Mena first gained notoriety as a model and “video vixen”, through her appearances in various hip hop music videos, for artists such as Chris Brown, Fabolous, Akon and Fat Joe. She became known to a larger audience through her reality television appearances, including Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami and Love & Hip Hop: New York, the original installment of the Love & Hip Hop franchise. She has also embarked on a career as an author, releasing the autobiographies Chronicles of a Confirmed Bachelorette and Underneath It All.
In August 2017, it was announced that Mena would compete in the first season of VH1’s Scared Famous, which premiered on October 23, 2017.
In 2018, Erica joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta for the seventh season. In 2019, she returned to Love & Hip Hop: New York for its tenth anniversary season.
Erica is openly bisexual. Mena is of Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry. She has a son, King Conde, born March 1, 2007, with video director and rapper Raul Conde, a member of Fat Joe’s Terror Squad.
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Mena was previously engaged to Bow Wow. On December 24, 2018, Erica became engaged to rapper and television personality Safaree Samuels. On October 1, 2019, she announced that she and Samuels were expecting their first child together. On October 7, 2019, she and Samuels married at the Legacy Castle in New Jersey. On February 2, 2020, Mena and Samuels welcomed their daughter. Photo Credit: Getty