Karen Villarreal, also known as Karen Vi, born October 3, 1989, is a social media influencer and an Instagram model known for posting fashion, beauty, and lifestyle photos on her verified Instagram account. She started out as a bikini model and used this to draw followers to her platform. This strategy worked for her as her fanbase now stands at over 800,000 followers. She is now progressively changing her image as she adopts a more lifestyle and fitness-focused appeal. There is much to know about Karen Vi and we are here to help you celebrate her special day right here.
October 3, 1989
Karen Villarreal, also known as Karen Vi was born on October 3, 1989. She is a popular social media influencer and an Instagram model. She is a highly sought-after model due to her experience in print, TV, commercial, and promotional work.
Her modeling career started when she competed in the Miss Texas USA pageant in 2008. She then won Conexion’s Hottest Latina in 2009 and she became the first runner-up in the Miss San Antonio American Beauty pageant the following year. These wins got her shooting deals with well-known photographers which was how she got her first publication. She stepped into more fame in 2014 when she appeared in a comedic viral music video uploaded on YouTube, “On The Floor,” performed by IceJJFish which got over 86 million views collectively.
She gained popularity as a bikini model who would regularly post pictures and also from her appearances in viral videos. She acknowledges that she aimed to gain social media popularity by getting the attention of men during her time as a bikini model. Over the years, she has started to expand her brand and social media image. As a mother, Villarreal’s priorities have shifted. She considers it important to grow which is why she is currently more focused on fitness, family, health, wellness, and style. She also has a fitness channel where she posts workouts.
Villarreal starts her modeling career in 2008 by competing in Miss Texas.
Villarreal wins Conexion's Hottest Latina for the San Antonio Express-News.
Villarreal becomes the first runner-up in the Miss San Antonio American Beauty pageant.
She stars in IceJJFish's "On The Floor" video.
Why We Love Karen Vi
She helps women to build their self-esteem
Villarreal's clothing line, Glow, is a brand for the woman who doesn't feel bad about knowing what she wants and who she is. It also represents the woman on a path to self-discovery.
She proves that it's never too late
Villarreal never had it in mind to be a model. She got into modeling by chance when she got invited to participate in Miss Texas USA when she was 19. Ever since then, she has never stopped, and now, she is a popular model.
She loves her privacy
For a successful model, Villarreal is big on privacy. She has never talked about her early life and loves to leave it at that. Villarreal only says what she thinks her fans should know.
5 Surprising Facts
She owns a clothing line
Villarreal owns a clothing line that she named Glow or Glow Collective.
Vi has no tattoos
Villarreal loves a natural look and she has no piercings or tattoos.
She loves Raquel Welch
Villarreal’s role model is the famous American singer and actress, Raquel Welch because they were both short with good curves.
A lover of outdoor activities
Being a fitness freak, Villarreal enjoys cliff diving and skydiving.
She can mimic voices
Villarreal can mimic the voices of famous artists such as Shakira and Britney Spears among others.
Karen Vi FAQs
Is Karen Vi married?
No, she is single.
How many children does Karen Vi have?
She only has one child.
Is Karen Vi Mexican?
She was born in Texas, U.S. but she has Mexican and Spanish ancestry.
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