VH1’s reality show Love & Hip Hop New York premiered its third season on Monday, and even though some of our fave Latinas are gone, there are a few new girls on the block. Here are our favorites from the show that follows hip hop’s finest.
1. landhh emily b
Puerto Rican/Dominican American celebrity stylist, Emily Bustamante, is best known as Emily B on Love & Hip Hop season 1 and 2. The show focused primarily on her turbulent long-term relationship with part-Dominican hip-hop artist Fabolous, whom she’s back with after breaking it off on screen. Though she’s not back for season 3, a recent Tweet by Emily hinted at possibly getting her own reality show.
2. landhh somaya
This Salvadoran American rapper was born and raised in South Central L.A. and made a name for herself by being the #1 Latin music artist on MySpace. She moved to NYC for Love & Hip Hop, and although she’s absent from season 3, look out for her fitness brand in 2013.
3. landhh erica
Making her reality TV debut on this season’s Love & Hip Hop, Emily Mena is a video vixen and Jennifer Lopez look-alike contest winner. She’s appeared in videos for Chris Brown, Akon, Fabolous, and Fat Joe, and is now taking a chance with a singing career.
4. landhh winter
She made a cameo in season 2 as Fabolous’ assistant, becoming friends with Emily B. during the process, and now the 10-year music industry vet has her own spot in season 3. Ramos, who’s a costume designer for a film company in Miami, recently wrote a tell-all book about her experiences in hip-hop and offers advice in her own column for Hip-Hop Weekly.
5. landhh olivia
Part-Cuban R&B singer, Olivia Longott, who goes simply by Olivia, went down in hip-hop history as being the first woman signed to G-Unit Records. Discovered at 19 by Clive Davis, Olivia (now 31) was featured on 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop” and moved around from J Records to Interscope. In 2011, she opened up to Latina about her rocky career and relationship with her mother. In 2012, she signed to Jerry Wonda’s Wonda Music. Her quest for the right label is the basis of her recurring role on Love & Hip Hop.