Erica Mena got the underlying boost in her career when she won Jenifer Lopez Look-Alike competition. From that point on, she turned into a known name on the stage.
Then, she pursued a career as a model for music videos. Her popularity rose when she was modeling for Chris Brown’s well-known music video titled Yo! (Excuse Me Miss) (2005).
During her early years, she was highlighted in several episodes of the TV show Kourtney and Kim Take Miami (2009). It was there that she got her first taste of popularity and understood her potential.
Besides that, she was also included on the pages of The Source, MAXIM KING Magazine, and XXL Magazine and presented in the print media campaign for Tommy Hilfiger.
In 2013, she published a book titled Underneath It All, which uncovers her family secrets. Her subsequent book, Chronicles of a Confirmed Bachelorette, tells of her love life.
Erica is also interested in business. So, she worked with entrepreneur Randa Quraan for a while and started to build her own clothing line called HER.
- Real Name: Erica Jasmin Mena
- Stage Name: Erica Mena
- Nickname: Erica
- Birthday: November 8, 1987
- Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Nationality: American
- Height: 175 cm (5’9”)
- Weight: –
- Blood Type: –
- Religion: Christian
- Professions: Model, Actress
- Education: –
- Hobbies: –
- Parents: Sonia Mena (Mother), Brian Mena (Father)
- Sibling: Lisa Mena (Sister)
- Boyfriends: Safaree Samuels (Married 2019 – 2022), Shad Moss (2014 – 2015), Raul Conde (2000 – 2007)
- Facebook: –
- Twitter: @iamErica_Mena
- Instagram: @iamerica_mena
- TikTok: –
- YouTube: –
- Erica gave birth to a son named King Conde from her relationship with her former boyfriend, Raul Conde, when she was just 18 years old.
- She was born in jail.
- Erica has a spunky personality.
- She won the Jennifer Lopez Look-Alike contest in her adolescent years.
- Erica is bisexual.
- She is extremely blunt and aggressive.
- Erica was once a “Dash Doll” and recruited by TV personality Kourtney Kardashian herself to work as a deals partner in their recently decorated Dash Miami store.
- She was once friends with the Kardashians.
- Erica’s previous relationships have all been with men in the music industry.
- She had troublesome youth because her father was a drug dealer while her mother hawked drugs for him.
- Her ideal type is someone who can tame her and let her be a woman.
- Her net worth is around $1 million.
- You’re Not Alone (TBA), as Beverly
- The Stepmother (2022), as Zoey
- The Millennial (2022), as Lola Etienne and the associate producer
- Swag Inc. (2019), as a supporting character
- I Got the Hook Up 2 (2019), as Miss Peaches
- Almost Amazing (2017), as Cara
- 50 Cent: The Massacre – Special Edition (2005), as a supporting character
- On the Way (2004), as self and the production assistant
- Hush (AMC | 2022), as Gina
- Sacrifice (BET | 2021), as Bella
- Hustle In Brooklyn (BET | 2018), as self
- Master of None (Netflix | 2017), as Nikki
- CSI: Cyber (CBS | 2015), as a supporting character
- VH1 News Presents (VH1 | 2005), as self
- Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked (VH1 | 2021), as a guest
- The Real (Syndication | 2021), as a guest
- Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1 | 2018), as a guest
- Hip Hop Squares (VH1 | 2018), as a contestant
- Scared Famous (VH1 | 2017), as a guest
- Wild ‘N Out (VH1 | 2017), as a guest
- Bad Girls Club: East Meets West (Oxygen | 2017), as the co-host
- Bad Girls Club (Oxygen | 2016), as the co-host
- The Playboy Morning Show (Playboy TV | 2015), as a guest
- Reality Television Awards (IEG Global | 2015), as the host
- EW/Road to Ether (FilmOn.TV | 2015), as a guest
- GGN: Snoop Dogg’s Double G News Network (YouTube | 2014), as a guest
- 106 & Park (BET | 2014), as a guest
- Love & Hip Hop: Check Yourself (VH1 | 2013), as a guest
- The Trisha Goddard Show (ITV | 2013), as a guest
- The Show with Vinny (MTV | 2013), as a guest
- Black Ink Crew: New York (VH1 | 2013), as a guest
- Love & Hip Hop (VH1 | 2011), as a guest
- Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami (E! | 2009), as a guest
Music Video Appearances
- Yo (Excuse Me Miss) (2005) – Chris Brown
- Chronicles of a Confirmed Bachelorette (La Femme Fatale Publishing | 2013), as the author
- Underneath It All (La Femme Fatale Publishing | 2013), as the author
Erica Mena might not have had an easy life growing up. Furthermore, it seems as if drama finds her everywhere she goes.
Fortunately, she has the courage and persistence to get back up and persevere.