Erica Mena

Erica Jasmin Mena, born November 8, 1987, is an American television personality and former model and video vixen. She is best known for her appearances on “Love & Hip Hop: New York.” We’ll celebrate her birthday with exciting insights into her life right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Erica Jasmin Mena

Birth date:

November 8, 1987



Zodiac Sign:



5' 9"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$1 million

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Erica Mena is an urban model, video vixen, and singer. She was born in the Bronx, New York City, to Sonia Mena, her Puerto Rican mother, and Brian Mena, her Dominican father. She has a son, King Javien Conde, born March 1, 2007, with her ex-boyfriend, Raul Conde, who is a member of Terror Squad with Fat Joe and Remy Ma. In 2009, she appeared as a troublemaking Dash employee on the E! reality show “Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami.”

She 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 in shows such as “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 V.H.1’s “Scared Famous,” which premiered on October 23, 2017. In 2018, Erica joined the “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” cast for the seventh season. In 2019, she returned to “Love & Hip Hop: New York” for its 10th anniversary season.

She joined the cast of “Love & Hip Hop: New York” as a supporting cast member in season two as a rival of Kimbella’s, which stems from their days competing for modeling jobs, and the two get into a violent altercation in her first episode. The fight, in which champagne glasses were thrown, causing both to bleed, would lead to more robust security measures for all “Love & Hip Hop” shows, including hiring personal bodyguards for the cast and enforcing a total ban on glass and metal silverware on set.

Career timeline

Her First Music Video Appearance

Mena makes her first appearance in the music video for Chris Brown's "Yo (Excuse Me, Miss)."

Her First Reality Show Appearance

She gains even more prominence by participating in "Love & Hip Hop: New York."

An Appearance in a Famous Series

She appears in the series "C.S.I.: Cyber" as Brody's girlfriend.

“Love & Hip Hop: New York” Anniversary

She returns to "Love & Hip Hop: New York" to celebrate the 10th season.

She Becomes a Mom

She has her first child with her then-husband Safaree Samuels.

Why We Love Erica Mena

  1. She moves fast when she's in love

    She got engaged to her boyfriend of a month, Safaree. They got married nine months later at The Legacy Castle in Pequannock, New Jersey.

  2. Sexual orientation

    Mena is openly bisexual. This helps her fans not be afraid to be who they are.

  3. She believes in new authors

    As an author herself, she believes in young talents. Mena founded Winter Hill Press, a small literary press focusing on new authors, in 2007.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Miscarriage

    She suffered a miscarriage at four months pregnant with her second child; the first with ex-fiancé, Shad Moss.

  2. She’s been in 10 reality shows

    Nothing would look like a big deal when you have an M.T.V. contract as Erica did and a strong personality like she has.

  3. Men in the music industry

    Erica’s past relationships have all been with men in the music industry.

  4. She was born in prison

    Erica had a difficult childhood; her father was a drug dealer while her mother peddled drugs for him and as a result, Erica’s mother ended up in prison, and while she was there, she gave birth to Erica.

  5. Kardashian best friend

    She was best friends with Kourtney Kardashian.

Erica Mena FAQs

Who is Erica Mena and Safaree's baby?

His name is Legend Brian Samuels.

What is Erica Mena's real name?

Her full name is Erica Jasmin Mena.

Why did Safaree and Erica Mena divorce?

Erica accused Safaree of cheating and neglect.

Erica Mena’s birthday dates

2024November 8Friday
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