Amber Rose is an American model, actress, and television personality. She is one of the most colorful personalities in Hollywood and her life story is a series of bold decisions that defy stereotypes. She started her career as a model and then tried her hand at rapping before becoming an actress. She released her debut single on January 10, 2012, which featured popular rapper Wiz Khalifa. Amber is currently a full-time fashion designer and mother of two. She has appeared in several music videos for many popular artists from the rap and hip hop industry. She has also modeled for major fashion brands. She has also made appearances in reality television shows, such as ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ She has used her fame well by advocating several charities and spreading awareness about women’s rights through her non-profit organization ‘Amber Rose Foundation.’ Through her foundation, she has been quite vocal about sexual violence, victim blaming, derogatory labels, and gender inequality. Amber is also popular on social media; she has millions of followers on Instagram.
Amber started her career when she was young, owing to the financial condition of her family. She started off by working as a stripper to pay for her expense. She later graduated to modeling and started landing modeling gigs.
She made her first screen appearance in Ludacris’ music video titled ‘What Them Girls Like.’ This marked a milestone in Amber Rose’s career and she caught the attention of rapper/singer Kanye West. She reached the height of her modeling career when she appeared in a ‘Louis Vuitton’ print ad for Kanye’s signature footwear collection. The two started dating and made frequent appearances together in public events.
She continued to make appearances in music videos. Some of these music videos include Young Jeezy's ‘Vacation,’ Nicki Minaj's ‘Massive Attack,’ Fabolous' ‘You Be Killin' Em,’ and Wiz Khalifa's ‘No Sleep.’ She also featured in runway shows, modeling for designer Celestino at ‘New York Fashion Week.’ She was also signed by the elite ‘Ford Models’ agency in 2009.
Amber made her television debut in 2010 with the reality show ‘Running Russell Simmons.’ She also appeared as a guest judge in ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’ She was then seen as a full-time judge in ‘Master of the Mix.’ In 2011, she became the face of ‘Smirnoff,’ promoting the company’s new ‘Whipped Cream’ and ‘Fluffed Marshmallow’ flavored Vodka in both TV and print commercials. In 2016, she started her own talk show titled ‘The Amber Rose Show’ on VH1. The same year, she also started hosting a syndicated radio call-in program called ‘Loveline.’ Amber competed in the 23rd season of the famous show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and finished ninth.
Amber is also an accomplished rapper. She released her debut single ‘Fame’ featuring Wiz Khalifa in the year 2012. Her second single ‘Loaded’ was released the same year. She was also featured in Wiz Khalifa’s album ‘O.N.I.F.C.’
Amber started her fashion designing career by launching an eyewear line in 2009. She expanded her line to other fashion merchandise like bags, clothing, and jewelry. She is also a published author; her book ‘How to Be a Bad Bitch’ was published in 2015.
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What Makes Amber Rose So Special
Amber’s relationship with Kanye West catapulted her to stardom and she managed to handle her fame well. Her humble beginnings at South Philadelphia have made her a relatable celebrity to many of her fans. Add to that the fact that she never shies away from talking about her past makes her special. She has also encouraged people to embrace their uniqueness.
Her super-hot body, devil-may-care attitude, and openness about herself might be some of the reasons why successful icons from the music industry fell for her.
Amber is a fierce advocate of women’s rights. In 2015, she led the ‘SlutWalk’ movement in Los Angeles in association with ‘Funny or Die.’ The movement was intended to show support to women being labeled for sexual behavior that comes naturally to them.
Scandal and Controversies
She has always been open about her struggles. She was a victim of bullying at school. She has never shied away from talking about the fact that she worked as a stripper at 15. Neither has she ever been a conformist, fitting into roles designated by the society. She came out as bisexual to her fans.
Her high-profile relationship with Kanye West and the subsequent breakup led to a long drawn-out twitter battle with the Kardashian clan. When Amber and Kanye broke up in 2010, she accused Kim Kardashian and called her a homewrecker. Kim, her sister Khloe, and even Kanye came up with vicious attacks based on her past as a stripper. Amber held her own; her strength and determination won people’s hearts and the number of her followers on social media skyrocketed.
After breaking up with Kanye West, Amber went on to date other famous men. She was married to hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa. Their marriage lasted 14 months before they called it quits. She has also dated celebrities like Chris Brown, LeBron James, Safaree Samuels, Nick Cannon, Machine Gun Kelly, Odell Beckham Jr., Terrence Ross, and Val Chmerkovskiy.
Personal Life & Family
Amber Rose was born Amber Levonchuck on October 21, 1983, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She later adopted her mother’s name. Amber is of mixed descent, half Cape Verdean and half Irish. She has a son named Sebastian Taylor Thomaz with musician Wiz Khalifa. Sebastian was born in 2013. She shares the custody of her son with ex-husband Wiz.
In 2019, Amber Rose gave birth to Slash Electric Alexander Edwards whose father is ‘Def Jam’ record executive Alexander ‘A.E’ Edwards.
She was managed by Miley Cyrus' mother Leticia "Tish" Cyrus, who is a close friend of Amber and her ex-husband Wiz Khalifa.