Amber Rose

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Amber Rose
Amber Rose - 2014 People Magazine Awards (cropped).jpg
Rose at the People Magazine awards in December 2014
Born Amber Levonchuck
(1983-10-21) October 21, 1983 (age 31)
South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Occupation
  • recording artist
  • Model
  • fashion designer
  • actress
Spouse(s) Wiz Khalifa (m. 2013–14)
Children 1
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 148 lbs (65 kg)
Hair color Natural brunette (dyed blonde with buzz cut)
Eye color Brown

Amber Levonchuck (born October 21, 1983), professionally known as Amber Rose, is an American hip hop artist, hip hop model, actress and fashion designer.

Early life[edit]

Rose was born on October 21, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to her father Michael Levonchuck, who served in the military for 20 years and her mother, Shauna Soares. Her father is Irish and Italian[1] and her mother is from Cape Verde with her mother's maternal side being all of Scottish descent.[2][3][4] She has one brother named Antonio Hewlett.[5] Rose grew up in South Philadelphia.[6]

Career[edit]

Amber Rose performed striptease under the pseudonym "Paris" at the age of 15 after the divorce of her parents to provide for her family.[1][7]

Rose gained notoriety after posing for a Louis Vuitton print advertisement featuring Kanye West's sneaker line.[8]

In September 2009, Rose announced plans to launch her own eyewear line. She walked the runway at New York Fashion Week for "Celestino". Rose has also made cameos in music videos such as Nicki Minaj's "Massive Attack", Young Jeezy's "Vacation", ",Wiz Khalifa's "No Sleep". Fabolous' "You Be Killin' Em", and Ludacris' "What Them Girls Like[9]

She signed with modeling agency Ford Models from 2009 to 2010.[10]

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.[11] 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 television ads and billboards for the company's new flavors Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow.[12]

Rose released her debut single "Fame", which features Wiz Khalifa, in January 10, 2012,[13] followed by a second single, titled "Loaded", released on February 6, 2012.[14] She then appeared in the eleventh track of her ex-husband's album O.N.I.F.C., titled "Rise Above", along with rappers Tuki Carter and Pharrell Williams, who produced the song himself.[15]

In 2012, Rose opened a clothing line with her friend Priscilla Ono called Rose & Ono.[1][16]

She was managed by Leticia "Tish" Cyrus, mother of singer Miley Cyrus, who is a close friend to Rose and her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa.[17] Rose guest-starred on an episode of Wild 'N Out on MTV2, and had a role as "MaryWanna" in the film School Dance, which was directed by her manager, Nick Cannon in 2014.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Rose was spotted by rapper Kanye West in the music video "What Them Girls Like." They then began a romantic relationship that lasted from 2008 to 2010.[19]

Rose began dating rapper Wiz Khalifa in early 2011.[20] The couple got engaged on March 1, 2012[20] and married on July 8, 2013.[21] Their son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz was born on February 21, 2013.[22] Rose, Khalifa, and their son divided their time between homes in Los Angeles and Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.[23][24][25] Rose filed for divorce from Khalifa on September 22, 2014, citing irreconcilable differences and plans to take full custody of son Sebastian.[26]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 A Haunting Jessie 1 episode
2008 Better Off Alone Jennifer Short Film
2010 The Hills Herself 1 episode
2010 Running Russell Simmons Herself 1 episode
2011 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself Guest Judge
2011–2012 Master of the Mix Judge
2012 Gang of Roses 2: Next Generation Tara X Film
2014 School Dance MarryWanna Film
2014 Selfie Fit Brit TV series (post production)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rose&Ono". Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ Amber Rose searches her ancestry - Twitter account
  3. ^ "Amber Rose". VH1. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Amber Rose sexuality". Globalgrind.com. July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Amber Rose Hosts TAO BEACH". gettyimages.com. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ponce, Gina (June 15, 2010). "Coming up Rose". YRB. Archived from the original on August 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Kanye West's ex Amber Rose says she was a stripper at age 15". Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ blackbookmag.com Rose Disrobes for LV advertisements
  9. ^ "Rap Up". Rap Up. March 16, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ford No Longer Represents Amber Rose". New York Magazine. December 17, 2010. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "NOH8 Campaign PSA No. 3 I am Human". Noh8campaign.com. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ Mullen, Katelyn (November 14, 2011). "Amber Rose in Smirnoff Vodka Commercial (VIDEO)". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Amber Rose Readies First Single with Wiz Khalifa". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  14. ^ Williams, Brennan (February 6, 2012). "Amber Rose 'Loaded': Singer Likes to 'Party,' 'Works Hard' for Money". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Rise Above (feat. Pharrell, Tuki Carter & Amber Rose)". allmusic.com. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Amber Rose and Priscilla Ono". Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose sat down for their first interview as husband and wife". August 29, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Wild N Out Season 6 Ep 10 - Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa". Youtube. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  19. ^ New York Post
  20. ^ a b Christie D'Zurilla (March 2, 2012). "Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa engaged; 'Love Is Everywhere'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Tie the Knot". Billboard. July 8, 2013. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Welcome Son Sebastian Taylor". People. February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Wiz Khalifa Buys House in Pennsylvania for nearly $1M". complex.com. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  24. ^ "So What He Bought a House? Wiz Khalifa Digs Into Pittsburgh 'Burbs". .zillow.com. March 28, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Wiz Khalifa buys $900K home for fiancee Amber Rose". March 29, 2012. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  26. ^ Corriston, Michele (September 24, 2014). "Amber Rose Is Divorcing Wiz Khalifa". People. Retrieved September 24, 2014. 

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