Where is Erica Mena from? Erica Mena is from the Bronx, N.Y., where she grew up loving performing arts, according to her official online bio. The future “Love & Hip Hop” star was a model and video vixen before she was a reality TV star, and her big break came when she was still a teenager. By the age of 14, Mena had begun doing doing print ads, and once she won a Jennifer Lopez lookalike contest, she was on her way to stardom. Before joining the cast of “Love & Hip Hop,” Erica appeared on “Kourtney and Khloe take Miami,” where she established herself as something of a villainess. As Hello Beautiful reports, Mena would show up late and curse at customers, and while such behavior is problematic in the world of retail, it’s perfect for reality TV.

The question, “Where is Erica Mena from?” is one reality TV fans have been asking since those “Kourtney and Khloe” days, though she’s on far more people’s radar now, thanks to the success of Vh1’s “Love & Hip Hop.” Of course, Mena prefaced her TV career with years of modeling, and other folks curious about her hometown include readers of XXL, KING, and the Source — three of the many magazines whose pages she’s graced. Erica Mena has also appeared in videos by the likes of Akon and Chris Brown.

Where is Erica Mena from? The New York City borough of the Bronx is famous for producing many things, among them hip-hop, which was born there in the late ’70s. It’s fitting, then, that Mena stars on “Love & Hip Hop,” though her talents extend beyond reality TV. As per her official website, she’s also a fashion fanatic, and she’s teamed up with Randa Quraan of Socially Loud to produce a clothing line called “Her.” Mena plans to rock her “Her” fashions on season 5 of “Love & Hip Hop,” which premieres in May 2014.

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