Telli Swift is a Filipino model, entrepreneur, reality television star and ‘fempowerist’ who is engaged to professional boxer and former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Born Shuntel Swift in Zambeles, Philippines in January 1987, she adopted the nickname ‘Telli’ only once she was famous.
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Telli Swift, who has been working as a model since she was a child, went on to feature on magazines and advertisement campaigns during her youth. During this time, she also appeared as a contestant at various beauty pageants.
She had worked as an XXotic Angels model for some time. However, she moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career as an ER nurse. She then began working as a nurse at the plastic surgery recovery department and the trauma unit in Beverly Hills. Unfortunately, her nursing career suffered after she became a mother in her early twenties as she had to shift focus to her family. She attracted the attention of the media after she began dating boxer Deontay Wilder in 2015. While she has appeared in the media from time to time for supporting her fiancé, she gained wider exposure after she became a cast on the E! Network reality television show ‘WAGS Atlanta’ in 2018.
A star in her own right, the 33-year-old is known for appearing on E! TV series Wags Atlanta, as well as for being Deontay’s beau and a model.
Swift has two children – one son called Kerron from her previous relationship with her ex-husband, and a young daughter with Wilder called Kaorii Lee, who was born on March 7, 2018.
Now Swift works as a fashion designer and has set up the Boxing Wag Association, which raises funds to support children and families.
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