Tokyo Vanity was born Shantel Allen on September 28, 1994, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She began her social media career uploading videos on Vine before starting her YouTube channel in 2011. With her viral music video that made her famous overnight in 2015, she released more music videos and later starred in two seasons of a VH1 reality show. Between being a social media and reality T.V. star, she has gained a following that enabled her to continue pursuing her career as a rapper. Let’s celebrate this social media personality’s birthday right here!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Shantel Allen


Tokyo Vanity

Birth date:

September 28, 1994



Zodiac Sign:



5' 6"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$1 million

Shantel's Social Media:


Tokyo Vanity is an ever-rising social media star who has made it big in the reality T.V. industry in the past few years. The social media personality was born on September 28, 1994, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is African-Colombian, and her mother is very supportive of her career. She went to Huntington High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she graduated in 2012. Vanity has been in front of the screen since 2013.

She was initially noticed for her videos on Vine, although she already had a YouTube channel created in 2011. In 2015, she released a music video, “That’s My Best Friend,” which became viral on Instagram and Vine. She uploaded more songs, ‘Fetty’ (2015) and ‘Pull Up’ (2016). Vanity often collaborates with other social media stars and rappers to make and post albums on her Youtube channel; she released “Konichiwa” and “B.A.P.S” in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Vanity’s fame rose in 2018 for her role as a supporting cast member in “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta.” The YouTube star appeared in 15 episodes of the show’s seventh season and later appeared in the subsequent three seasons. Her latest music video was a rap titled ‘Collect Call’ in July 2021, which has since gained 81,000 views. Her YouTube channel, where she also posts videos and vlogs about her family and life, has 284,000 subscribers. She is also transparent about the issues she had due to depression and often shares stories about her weight loss journey with her audience on her Instagram of approximately 330,000 followers. Her last vlog, “My Team Surprised Me for Vlogmas,” released in December 2021, has 5,100 views. Her first music video, “That’s My Best Friend,” is still the most popular on the channel; it has 33 million views now. Vanity focuses on making her career in the rap music industry.

During her first appearance on “Love and Hip Hop,” Vanity dated singer and rapper Tabius Tate but soon broke up with him. Until 2020, she was in a relationship with B.C. Jay, who she met in the spring of 2019. Vanity is currently single.

Career timeline

Vanity’s Rise to Popularity

Her music video, “That’s My Best Friend,” goes viral and catapults Vanity to fame.

Her First Album is Uploaded

Vanity uploads her first album to YouTube titled “Konichiwa,” which has a collection of 13 songs, followed by “B.A.P.S.”

She is in a Reality Show

Her popularity on YouTube and Instagram allows her to star in the seventh season of “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta,” where she gets a supporting cast role.

Her Latest Music Video is Released

Vanity releases a rap video of ‘Collect Call’ and garners 81,000 views.

Why We Love Tokyoxvanity

  1. Her stance on body positivity

    The star has developed a more positive relationship with body positivity. Tokyo Vanity has said that we must accept how we are because we get only one chance to be ourselves. She set a weight loss goal for herself and followed through on continuing her fitness program.

  2. Her confidence is admirable

    Vanity is known for being very straightforward. She doesn’t beat around the bush when expressing her opinions. She isn’t afraid of being bold and always shows the world her ‘real’ self.

  3. Vanity remains grounded

    The reality star recognizes the people behind her success and makes sure she credits them for their support. Vanity’s mother is very supportive of her career, and Vanity never forgets to thank her; she has posted videos and photos and expressed her gratitude on social media.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. No one knows her real name

    The star is very private, so much so that no one knows her real name.

  2. The youngest star on her show

    At only 23 years old, Vanity was one of the youngest people to be cast on “Love and Hip Hop.”

  3. She loves cars

    The reality star loves driving cars and has bought three luxury cars and one luxury van ― they are all black.

  4. Vanity has many tattoos

    Vanity has many tattoos on her hands; she’s shown most of them off on her social media platforms.

  5. She loves dogs

    Vanity has a sweet little bulldog named Fido; she’s very vocal about how much she loves her pet and animals.

Tokyoxvanity FAQs

What is Tokyo Vanity's real name?

Nobody knows her real name, and Vanity hasn’t revealed it either. Her Twitter handle says ‘Jerry Springer,’ but there were unconfirmed speculations that her name is Shantel Allens.

How did Tokyo Vanity lose weight?

The star underwent rigorous training in 2020 under trainer ‘Body By Ted’ and lost 50 pounds.

What did Tokyo Vanity’s ex-boyfriend do?

Vanity’s ex-boyfriend, B.C. Jay, was also a rapper. The couple was in a relationship until 2020.

Tokyoxvanity’s birthday dates

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