Angela Renée White
(born May 11, 1988), known professionally as Blac Chyna , is an American model, socialite and entrepreneur. Initially rising to fame in 2010 as a stunt double for Nicki Minaj in Kanye West’s «Monster Song» music video, Chyna gained widespread media attention after being named in Drake’s «Miss Me» song in the same year, which led to several magazine appearances, including pieces in Dimepiece, Straight Stuntin and Black Men’s Magazine. In 2014, Chyna launched her own makeup brand, «Lashed by Blac Chyna», and a beauty salon in Encino, Los Angeles. Since then, Chyna has made several media appearances, including on her own reality shows, Rob & Chyna and The Real Blac Chyna.
Early life and career
Angela Renee White was born on May 11, 1988 to Shalana Hunter and Eric Holland in Washington, District of Columbia. Chyna began stripping in Maryland to pay for college tuition. While attending Johnson & Wales University in Miami , Chyna resumed nudity, and finally gave up the fatigue of handling both nudity and studying, after having fallen asleep repeatedly in class. Chyna began to focus on nudity and modeling, taking the name «Blac Chyna» at the suggestion of a client as a stage manager.
While stripping at a popular Miami club, Chyna’s unusual and «exotic» appearance made her popular; Radio host Angela Yee described her as «someone who was going to be famous». In 2010, Drake named her in «Miss Me». Her growing popularity led to modeling work on the covers of Dimepiece, Straight Stuntin and Black Men’s Magazine. Later that year, she was chosen as Nicki Minaj’s action double in Kanye West’s «Monster».
Throughout her career, Chyna has undergone several surgeries for buttock augmentation and breast enhancement, but she has also had surgery to reduce her breast size.
In February 2013, Chyna enrolled in the JLS School of Professional Makeup Artists. In December 2013, she launched her online boutique entitled «88fin», filled with new clothes 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 bought a beauty bar located in Encino, Los Angeles, which offers makeup courses.
Since 2016, Chyna has appeared on several reality shows, including E!’s Continuing Kardashians , and her own reality show with her then boyfriend Rob Kardashian Rob & Chyna , also on the E! network. In 2019, Chyna starred in The Real Blac Chyna on Zeus Network. 4] Chyna also appeared in Tokyo Toni’s Finding Love as soon as possible! And VH1 ‘s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood .
In December 2011, Chyna appeared in the music video for rapper Tyga’s song «Rack City»; she has said that Tyga asked her to join him on tour that same year, but she refused. The two began dating, also in December 2011, and had a child together, born in October 2012. The couple separated in 2014 when Tyga began a relationship with Kylie Jenner, which led to a series of social media disputes between both Chyna and Jenner, ending when Chyna began dating Jenner’s half-brother, Rob Kardashian, in 2016. Their daughter was born in November 2016.
In December 2016, Kardashian announced in his Instagram publication that he and Chyna had separated. They reconciled a few days later, but separated again in February 2017. In July 2017, Kardashian posted sexually explicit photos of Chyna on social networks, which led Chyna to obtain a temporary restraining order against her.