If you’re a fan of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta— watch out! There is a new cast member about, and her name is Lovely Mimi.
Lovely Mimi (real name Myha Luong) is a famous Instagram star, known for her videos where she mimics different accents, and performing the character she has curated.
Luong first came to America from Vietnam in 1993 when she was still a toddler. Her and her family were refugees, and settled in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Luong says it was in the public school system that helped form her personality. When Luong was a child, she nicknamed herself “Mhya Bling Bling!”
The school system wasn’t for her, however, and she left school before graduating and hasn’t completed her GED.
Lovely Mimi has proved that she doesn’t need a piece of paper to be successful.
At 17 years old, Luong had her first child, and began to work in a nail salon. Now she is married with three children, and is running her own business.
Her husband, Remy Skinner, can be seen in the background of many of her videos. Lovely Mimi’s style is as bold as her personality — crazy nails, big eyelashes and hair every color of the rainbow. It isn’t hard to recognize this star!
In 2015, Luong opened up Lovely Nails, her own nail salon. Her tactic for bringing in the customers was to post videos on Instagram.
Now, she has a Lovely Nails in both Maryland and Georgia!
Like many businesses, it started off slowly, with customers trickling in. Her social media strategy wasn’t working.
But after she posted videos of her ranting, playing up her larger-than-life personality, the followers came pouring in.
This high-school dropout has turned a job into a passion and has become one of the most famous nail artists in the United States.
Her online personality has grown to bring her fame and popularity outside of Instagram, and now her star’s set to rise even more after joining the cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta airs Mondays at 8/7c on VH1.