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Erica Jasmin Mena

(1987-11-08) November 8, 1987 (age 36)
Other names Erica Mena Samuels
Occupation Television personality, actress, recording artist
Years active 2005–present
(m. 2019; div. 2022)
Children 3
Musical career
Genres Dance-pop
Associated acts Safaree Samuels

Erica Jasmin Mena (born November 8, 1987) is an American television personality and former model and video vixen. She is best known for her appearances on Love & Hip Hop: New York.


Mena first gained notoriety as a model and "video vixen", through her appearances in various hip hop music videos, for artists such as Chris Brown, Fabolous, Akon and Fat Joe. She became known to a larger audience through her reality television appearances, including Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami and Love & Hip Hop: New York, the original installment of the Love & Hip Hop franchise. She has also embarked on a career as an author, releasing the autobiographies Chronicles of a Confirmed Bachelorette and Underneath It All. In August 2017, it was announced that Mena would compete in the first season of VH1's Scared Famous, which premiered on October 23, 2017. In 2018, Erica joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta for the seventh season. In 2019, she returned to Love & Hip Hop: New York for its tenth anniversary season.

Personal life

Mena is openly bisexual. Mena is of Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry. She graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, NY. She has a son, King Javien Conde (born March 1, 2007) with video director and rapper Raul Conde, a member of Fat Joe's Terror Squad.

Mena was previously engaged to Bow Wow. On December 24, 2018, Mena became engaged to rapper and television personality Safaree Samuels. On October 1, 2019, she announced that she and Samuels were expecting their first child together. On October 7, 2019, she and Samuels married at the Legacy Castle in New Jersey. Their daughter was born in 2020. On May 4, 2021, she announced that she and Samuels were expecting their second child together. On May 25, 2021, TMZ reported that Mena officially filed for divorce from Samuels. Their son was born in 2021.



Year Title Role Note
2004 "Breathe" Video model Fabolous music video
2005 "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" Love interest Chris Brown music video
2009–2010 Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami Herself
2011–2015, 2019–2020 Love & Hip Hop: New York Supporting Cast (Season 2)
Main Cast (Seasons 3–5, 10)
2013 The Show with Vinny Guest
The Trisha Goddard Show
Black Ink Crew: New York
2014 106 & Park
CSI: Cyber Brody's Girl
2016–2017 Bad Girls Club Herself Reunion Co-Host
2017 Wild 'n Out Guest Star
Master of None Nikki Episode: "Thanksgiving"
Bad Girls Club: East Meets West Herself Co-Host
Scared Famous Contestant
2018, 2020–present Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Main Cast (Season 7, 10-present)
Supporting Cast (Season 9)
2021 Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked
Sacrifice Bella
2022 The Stepmother Zoey Tubi streaming movie
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