Amber Rose

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Amber Rose
Born Amber Levonchuck
(1983-10-21) October 21, 1983 (age 30)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Spouse(s) Wiz Khalifa (m. 2013)
Children Sebastian Taylor Thomaz
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color Natural brunette (dyed blonde with buzz cut)
Eye color Brown
Manager Creative Artists Agency
Letitia Jean "Tish" Cyrus

Amber Levonchuck (born October 21, 1983), known as Amber Rose, is an American model, recording artist, actress and socialite. [1]

Career[edit]

At the age of 19, Rose supported herself by working as a stripper at Sue's Rendezvous in Mount Vernon, in Westchester.[2]

Rose gained notoriety after posing for a Louis Vuitton print advertisement featuring Lamon Coleman's line of sneakers.[3]

In September 2009, Rose announced plans to launch her own line of eye wear. She walked the runway at New York Fashion Week for "Celestino". Rose has also made cameos in music videos such as Ludacris' "What Them Girls Like", Young Jeezy's "Vacation", Nicki Minaj's "Massive Attack", Fabolous' "You Be Killin' Em" and Wiz Khalifa's "No Sleep".[4] In 2010, she appeared in Russell Simmons' reality show about his two assistants, "Running Russell Simmons". She also starred in a PSA by NOH8 Campaign.[5] In 2011, Amber Rose was a guest judge on Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race. She was also a judge on Season 2 of Master of the Mix. In November 2011 she became the spokesperson for Smirnoff and appeared in televisions ads and billboards for the company's new flavors Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow.[6] Rose released her debut single "Fame", which features Wiz Khalifa, in January 10, 2012,[7] followed by a second single, titled "Loaded", released on February 6, 2012.[8] She also appeared in the eleventh track of her husband's album O.N.I.F.C. titled "Rise Above" along with rappers Tuki Carter and Pharrell Williams, who produced the song himself.

Rose is currently working on a secret non-musical project with her friend Priscilla Ono. She was managed by Leticia Jean "Tish" Cyrus, mother of singer Miley Cyrus, who is a close friend to Rose and her husband Wiz Khalifa.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Rose's father, Jon Testa, was half Italian and Irish, and her mother, Shauna Soares, is from Cape Verde.[10][11] She grew up in South Philadelphia.[12]

Rose began dating rapper Wiz Khalifa in early 2011.[13] The couple became engaged on March 1, 2012,[13] and married on July 8, 2013, with a wedding celebration planned for later in the year.[14] They have one son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, born on February 21, 2013.[15]

Rose, Khalifa, and their son divide their time between homes in Los Angeles and Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], ComplexMusic, July 8, 2013
  2. ^ Karni, Annie. "NYPost Interview". NYpost.com. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ blackbookmag.com Rose Disrobes for LV advertisements
  4. ^ "Rap Up". Rap Up. March 16, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "NOH8 Campaign PSA No. 3 I am Human". Noh8campaign.com. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ Mullen, Katelyn (November 14, 2011). "Amber Rose in Smirnoff Vodka Commercial (VIDEO)". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Amber Rose Readies First Single with Wiz Khalifa". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ Williams, Brennan (February 6, 2012). "Amber Rose 'Loaded': Singer Likes to 'Party,' 'Works Hard' for Money". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2013/08/29/wiz-khalifa-and-amber-rose-talk-marriage-miley-cyrus-weed-with-angie-martinez/
  10. ^ "Amber Rose". VH1. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Amber Rose sexuality". Globalgrind.com. July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ Ponce, Gina (June 15, 2010). "Coming up Rose". YRB. Archived from the original on August 15, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b Christie D'Zurilla (March 2, 2012). "Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa engaged; 'Love Is Everywhere'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Tie the Knot". Billboard. July 8, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Welcome Son Sebastian Taylor". People. February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 

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