What You Actually Need To Know About Blac Chyna

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Blac Chyna's name seems to be everywhere now. And with her new ChyMojis, her face is everywhere too. But who is she? Where did she come from?

Well, she's actually been low-key famous and running with the Kardashian crew for longer than you probably realize. She's been on the music scene for over a decade, and even has her own clothing line. The way she's portrayed makes it seem like she came out of nowhere just to rock the Kardashian family's boat. But she wasn't just dreamed up one day in the hills of Hollywood. The model, dancer, mother, and entrepreneur has a story of her own.

Let's start at the beginning. Chyna, who turns 28 on May 11, was born Angela Renée White in Washington, D.C. She grew up with her mother Shalana Jones-Hunter, better known by her entertainment name (just like her daughter), Tokyo Toni.

Chyna started her own family in 2012 with rapper Tyga when they had a son, King Cairo Stevenson. Since the beginning of her career in 2010, Chyna has been working to make a name for herself. And today, she owns a successful beauty store and makeup line, Lashed Bar, and has another baby on the way with her fiancé Rob Kardashian.

Now, it's time to get a closer look at the Blac Chyna behind all those headlines.
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via Facebook.
2006
Chyna attending prom with an unnamed date in this throwback photo she posted on Facebook a few years ago.
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via YouTube.
August 2010
Chyna said she didn't even know she was getting a callout in this song until it was released. She was working at King of Diamonds, a famous strip club in Miami, at the time.

"Call up King of Diamonds and tell Chyna it'd be worth the flight."
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September 2010
Blac Chyna starts her career as a model and dancer. She also appears at various night-club events. She's featured in Black Men and Dimepiece magazines.
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via Vimeo.
October 2010
Chyna was Nicki Minaj's body double in this music video. Minaj and Tyga were both signed to Lil Wayne's label.
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via YouTube.
February 2011
Here's her first "real interview" following a few music-video appearances. She addresses a video that was released on WorldStarHipHop of her dancing at King of Diamonds. In the crowd, there was a slew of rappers including DJ Khaled. It was his birthday.
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via YouTube.
January 2012
Chyna is the most prominent dancer in Tyga's hit single "Rack City."
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via Instagram.
February 2012
She starts dating Tyga shortly after appearing in "Rack City."
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via YouTube.
October 2012
Chyna appears alongside Minaj in another music video, "Come On a Cone." This time, Tyga makes a cameo.
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via Instagram.
October 2012
King Cairo Stevenson is born.
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January 2013
She releases a mixtape called M.I.L.F. Money Independence Love Fun featuring DJ E-Feezy.
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via YouTube.
June 2013
Chyna shares some of her nightly escapades on her YouTube channel. She likes to get #ChynaWasted when she goes out. She does a lot of club appearances and promos.
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October 2013
At this time Chyna is dating Tyga, who is friends with Kanye West — which explains why she was invited to Kim Kardashian's 33rd birthday party in Vegas.

It seems that the sisters were all on good terms with Chyna back then.
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via Twitter.
November 2013
Chyna and Tyga are still together and engaged. Chyna's social media presence wanes as rumors start to pick up that Tyga is interested in Kylie Jenner.
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via Instagram.
March 2014
Kim and Chyna share a "belfie" six months after celebrating Kim's birthday together in Vegas.
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via Instagram.
May 2014
Chyna and Tyga meet up with Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian in Paris.
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via Instagram.
May 2014
The couple attends their friends' Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's wedding in Italy. They also attend the Kardashian Christmas party together that year.
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via YouTube.
October 2014
In 2013, Chyna graduated from the JLS Professional Makeup Artist School in L.A. A year later, she opened Lash Bar.
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via Instagram.
April 2015
Tyga tries to reconcile with Blac Chyna, according to a text shared on her personal Facebook page and Instagram.
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via Instagram.
April 2015
She makes headlines for posting a picture making fun of Kylie’s lips.
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June 2015
Chyna attends the BET Awards with Amber Rose, her BFF. They go as each other’s dates to celebrate marriage equality, according to the caption on a photo Chyna posted.
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August 2015
Rose and Chyna attend another red carpet together in coordinated outfits. This time, the theme centers around catcalling and slut-shaming.
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via YouTube.
November 2015
Rumors swirl that Chyna is dating the rapper Future after he features her in his music video "Rich $ex." She also shares a picture of a tattoo that says "Future." However, Future tweets that he is actually still single.
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