Celebrity lives are always full of fun information that all of us like to read during our free time. There is something so catchy about their biographies that keeps us interested, so we always go back to it.
Every celebrity is different and we cannot compare their personal stories to ours, but we can conclude from their biographies that many of them have gone through a lot.
By reading their biographies we start to see them as real people and not just images on our screens, which makes us more connected to them in general.
In today’s text, we are going to learn more about a popular TV personality and author La La Anthony. We will dig deeper into her personal life, career path development and more, so if you are interested keep on reading.
Alani Nicole Vasquez was born on June 25th 1983 in Brooklyn in New York. Alani comes from a Puerto-Rican descent and both of her parents and Puerto-Ricans. She spent most of her childhood in New York City and stayed there for the majority of her later years.
Alani often said in interviews that she always felt as she was Afro-Puerto-Rican and liked to feel that way. She grew up with one brother and two sisters, and all of them were pretty active from early age. She was involved in many after school activities, since her parents wanted her to invest time in her education and future.
The biggest interest she had was definitely music. She even wanted to pursue a career in music but her parents wanted her to finish college and perhaps try to find work in her own field. Alani then picked communications and graduated from the Howard University.
Alani grew up in New York and her family is still living there. She finished both high school in New York, and while she was still in high school, she already started working on serious job positions as a host. This is how she gained experience and confidence to pursue a career in communications later on. From an early age, Alani was very active in school and always gave 100% in every job.
Education was always important not only for her, but also for her parents who wanted a better future for their children. Alani then went on to pursue a career in her field, but show business and spotlight is something that always attracted her and she was drawn to being in the center of attention.
There isn’t any more information about her early years and personal life, so we will move on to her career path development.
Alani began her career at a very young age, while she was still in high school. She had a talent for music, but she decided to pursue a career in communications, so she got herself a job at the WQHT-F radio in Georgia. She finished an internship at the radio station and also hosted a show during her high school years under the name Future Flavas together with a famous rapper Ludacris.
When she was only 19 years old, she got an offer from the LA 92.3 the Beat, and this was an offer she didn’t want to miss out on. She was offered a chance to host her own show called the B-Syde. She stayed on the station until2001 when she finally fulfilled her dreams and got an opportunity to work on MTV.
Her first job on MTV was actually a hosting job on television, even though she never had experience working on TV before. Alani became one of the most recognizable faces of MTV’s program and she hosted some of the most popular MTV shows like Total Request Live and Direct Effect. She had an opportunity to work with some of the most popular actors and singers of outage, such as Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Angelina Jolie and many more.
In 2003, La La left MTV and decided to try her luck with her own production company. The company’s name is Kissover Entertainment and one of the biggest projects she has been working on was the documentary Tyson about Mike Tyson.
The documentary, on which La La was one of the producers, got a he praise from the critics and standing ovations at the Cannes Film Festival. This gave Alani motivation to pursue her career in production further and make the company even more serious.
Besides being a business woman and a host, Alani also tried out her talent in a movie Two Can Play That Game and also in a movie Think like a Man. Her co-star on this film was Gabrielle Union. In 2013, she appeared in another movie called Baggage Claim together with Derek Luke and Paula Patton.
In 2011, she had her debut in off-Broadway production of Love Loss and What I Wore. Motives by La La were launched in2012, which is a cosmetic line for all the women of color and with healthy ingredients. She wanted to offer women of color a chance to find the perfect match foundation and other make up products, and not to feel excluded.
In 2014, La La came out with her book called the Love Playbook. She shares some of her advices in the book about love, relationships and everything from her own point of view. She was number 1 seller in Barnes and Noble and also number 1 on NY Times best seller list.
Her second book came out in 2015 under the title the Power Playbook. Her latest project was the Broadway production of the Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed.
La La has a net worth that is estimated at around 9$ million. Most of her money comes from her production company but also from other projects she has been working on, such as her books, hosting jobs and acting engagements.
Without a doubt, Alani is a successful business woman and she managed to turn her career into a very lucrative business. Her biggest success so far is definitely her production company, and she will probably come out with some new projects in the future. So far, everything she did try doing was an absolute success, so we cannot expect anything less from her.
Alani grew up in New York and her family is still living there. She finished both high school in New York, and while she was still in high school, she already started working on serious job positions as a host. This is how she gained experience and confidence to pursue a career in communications later on.
From an early age, Alani was very active in school and always gave 100% in every job.
Her career started while she was only 19 years old, and received an offer to host her own radio show. When it comes to her love life, Alani has been linked to many famous men over the years. In 2004, she got engaged to a famous basketball player called Carmelo Anthony. Together with his, she as a son Kiyan Carmelo who was born in 2007.
The couple got married in 2010 in New York in a ceremony in front of 300 guests. The whole occasion was covered by cameras and aired as a part of the VH1 show called La La’s Full Court Wedding. Their life was also depicted in a reality series called La La’s Full Court Life.
Even though her love life seem to be blooming and everything looked picture perfect, in 2017, her husband was accused of getting another woman pregnant. The girl he allegedly had an affair with worked at a gentleman’s club. Alani had made the decision to break off the marriage and get a divorce, but luckily the couple calmed down the tensions and seems like they are back together again in 2019.
Alani is pretty active on her social media accounts where she has many faithful followers. She is still one of the most recognizable faces of MV, even though her career in hosting is mostly finished. She has shifted her focus on production work and business more than hosting career, and so far she has been doing so perfectly.
Her latest project and role is in the BH90210 where she is portraying the role of Shay and her role is recurrent. Also a notable appearance was in the Drake’s song called In My Feelings, where she plays the role of Kiki.
La Anthony said she is delighted by the formidable recovery shown by the Miami Heat, which on Friday night reached its thirteenth consecutive win this season, but said she always supports the New York Knicks, the team where she plays her husband Carmelo Anthony, the star of the NBA.
“The victorious Heat streak is a big thing for the city of Miami,” La La said at the American Airlines Arena where he participates in the Market America world convention. “But the Knicks are in the first place of my preferences, because that’s where my husband, Carmelo, plays.”
Born in Brooklyn, the daughter of Nuyoricans parents (diaspora of Puerto Ricans living in the New York area), La La is a successful multi-faceted woman who has triumphed as an actress, TV presenter and creator of the Motives makeup line. She feels much linked to sports, not only because she is married to a basketball player.
She said that she had always tried to do her best and do things without sparing any effort. She says she is very competitive and that is why she finds that business and sports have a great parallel. In both you have to work very hard and set goals to succeed.
Together with her husband, Alani has a net worth of around 99$ million. Their family is definitely living large and both of them are equally successful in their own respectful fields.
Whether Alani will shift her career focus on something else in the future, we still have to wait and see.
So far, she has been successful at everything she does, so we hope she will continue to do so in the future.
Full name: Alani Nicole Vasquez
Date of birth: June 25th 1983
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Profession: TV host, Producer, Businesswoman, Author
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 56 kg
Net Worth: 9$ million