Erica Mena is an American television personality, singer, recording artist, and former model and video vixen. She is one of the most recognized “video vixens”. She has also started her career as an author. Erica is best known for her appearances in the Love and Hip Hop franchise since 2011, particularly in the New York and Atlanta installments.

Erica has appeared in several glossy magazines, including as the cover girl in some, demonstrating her success. She has also authored two novels about her life which include her dramatic childhood and Love Life, which eventually lead to her becoming a single mother.

Erica Mena
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Early Life

Erica Jasmin Mena Was born on November 8, 1987, in Newburgh, New York. She is currently 36 years old (as of 2023) and her zodiac sign is Scorpio. She was raised by her parents and older sister in the Bronx, which is part of New York City. Erica holds an American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent.

Her father was a drug dealer and her mother went to jail due to her involvement in selling the drugs. When Mina was five years old, her father beat her until her mother got out of jail. Her older sister ran the House and raised Mena and the hard things that happened at home had a big impact on her. She grew up in her hometown New York City and developed her interest in modeling.

At the age of fourteen, she began working as a model and started appearing in music videos for artists like Chris Brown and Akon. eventually, she transitioned into reality TV, where she gained significant fame and success.

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Erica Mena Gained popularity as a model and ‘video vixen’, through her appearances in various hip-hop music videos For artists such as Chris Brown, Akon, and Fat Joe. She made her appearance in the reality TV series Love and Hip Hop: New York from 2011 to 2015.

Erica has also embarked on A career as an author, releasing the autobiographies Chronicles of a Confirmed Bachelorette and Underneath It All. She returned as a cast member in Love and Hip Hop: New York which premiered on December 16, 2019, for its tenth anniversary season.

Relationship status

Erica Mena was Previously engaged to Bow Wow and later the couple broke up. she was engaged to rapper Safaree Samuels on 24 December 2018 and got married on October 7, 2019. The couple announced their first child on October 1st, 2020.

Erika announced that they were having a second child together. However, On May 25, 2021, the couple got divorced.

Net Worth

According to, Erica Mena has an estimated net worth of $1 million and her yearly income is $100,000. Horror income sources are from her career as a model and her appearance in music videos. She also earns an additional amount of money through her singing courier and by making an appearance in the reality TV series.

NameErica Mena
Full NameErica Jasmin Mena
Date of Birth November 8, 1987
Age 36 years old (as of 2023
Birth PlaceNewburgh, New York
Zodiac SignScorpio
Profession American TV personality
Net Worth$1million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Height5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Weight66 kg (146 lbs)