Lira Mercer Bio

Check out all that you wanted to know about Lira Mercer, the famous American model & Instagram star; her family and personal life, her boyfriends, fun trivia facts and more.

Quick Facts

Nick Name: Lira Galore

Birthday: August 31, 1993

Nationality: American

Age: 26 Years, 26 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Virgo

Born in: Houston, Texas

Famous as: Model, Instagram Star

Height: 5'0" (152 cm), 5'0" Females


father: Terrence

mother: Michele

City: Houston, Texas

U.S. State: Texas

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Lira Mercer, popularly known as Lira Galore, is a former exotic dancer, hip-hop model and social media star with an impressive 3.4 million Instagram followers. She had been signed with Facet Studio as a model and even co-hosted a Lingerie Party for the studio in December 2014. The same year, she also appeared on the Hip Hop Weekly magazine. In 2015, she made an appearance at the BET Hip Hop Awards with American rapper, Rick Ross, with whom she was engaged at that time. In September 2016, she was featured on OWN's reality television show, ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’, in which she talked about her father who was not there to raise her during her childhood. In a follow-up episode in the same season of the series, the show producers brought her father Terrence for an onscreen confrontation with his daughter. She is known to be good friends with Amber Rose and Blac Chyna.

The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
  • Lira Mercer had a rough childhood and even had to go through abortion after an early pregnancy. Frustrated with life, she eventually became an exotic dancer. She worked as a stripper for some time, performing for celebrities like hip-hop rapper, Meek Mill. She soon created her Instagram profile and started posting images of herself with A-list celebrities, which earned her a lot of attention on social media and garnered a huge fan following. She later became a glamour model and posed for Hip Hop Weekly magazine in 2014. Over the years, her involvement with a number of popular celebrities has kept her on news headlines regularly. After rapper, Rick Ross, proposed to her with an 11-carat ring in 2015, she became an online sensation.

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Controversies & Scandals
  • At various points in her life, Lira Mercer has been linked to Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Meek Mill, and even Justin Bieber. However, her past as an exotic dancer came back to haunt her after she got engaged to Rick Ross in September 2015. Wendy Williams, a popular gossip television show host, stated that Mercer is not "wife material", citing her past profession and her hunger for attention. Incidentally, Ross broke off the engagement within two months. Blaming an old picture of her with Meek Mill for their split, she said that Ross had changed since they started dating, and also added that he was doing "sneaky things behind my back".
  • In May 2016, her Twitter account got hacked, following which the hacker released a lot of her private DMs with popular celebrities. A few of the big names, whose personal conversations with the Instagram model became public, included Mike Epps, Michael Blackston, Chad Johnson and Ian Connor. Some of the exposed conversations put different shades on the private lives of the concerned people. For example, in his DM to her, Mike Epps mentioned that he was willing to book a hotel for just the two of them if she was interested. The incident escalated quickly after Lil' Duval insinuated that it was a publicity stunt on her part. However, she lashed out at both Epps and Duval stating that they would be the last people on her list for publicity stunts.
  • Lira Mercer, who had a strained relationship with her father during her childhood years, went on to state that most black men do not value black women and do not appreciate what they are doing. The incident made her so angry and frustrated that she eventually turned to drinking to "forget" her pain.
  • Most recently, in early 2017, an old video of her private moments with her former boyfriend, Lance Stephenson, was leaked online. She filed for a police report and is considering legal actions against the people who leaked the video.
Behind The Curtains
  • Lira Mercer was born on August 31, 1993, in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents. Her mother, Michele, or Momma Galore according to her Instagram profile, is an entrepreneur who is the owner and CEO of Wine Fine Forever. Her father, Terrence, abandoned her when she was a child. She opened up about her early years in an interview with life coach and relationship expert, Iyanla Vanzant, on the reality television show Iyanla: Fix My Life. She mentioned that both her parents were very young when she was born and her father was not mature enough to handle the responsibility of being a parent. While he later got married to a white woman and had kids, he never came to visit her first child despite the fact that he lived close by. This emptiness eventually led her to become involved in relationships early on in her teenage years, which resulted in pregnancy when she was only 14 years old. While she blames her father for her early hectic lifestyle, she stated on the show that she would try to forgive him.

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Last Updated : April 02, 2018
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