From Philly Stripper To #SlutShaming Activist, Amber Rose Ashy to Classy Success Story

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Amber Rose has had one of the best come ups within Hollywood since stepping onto the scene as Kanye West‘s lady-love in 2008. Amber was successful at turning heads with her platinum blonde hairless head, and curvaceous body. Kanye couldn’t keep his hands off Amber, and the paparazzi couldn’t keep their eyes of Amber. Following their amicable breakup, Amber soon went on to marry rapper Wiz Khalifa and become a mother to their son Sebastian. However, just because she became a mother Amber let it be known that the fun didn’t stop there. Amber has become an activist of sorts against the slut shaming culture within America where women are made to feel victim to society’s constant slander of overtly sexual women. Amber got her start at a stripper from South Philly, and has gone on to lead women’s rights movement while still showing off her twerk skills for the masses. Amber Rose is the definition of a bad bitch, and she’s not ashamed of it, having already written a book on it titled, “How To Be A Bad Bitch”. From picking up dollar bills in Philadelphia, to walking red carpets in Hollywood, Amber Rose is a true Ashy to Classy success story.

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Amber Levonchuck was born October 21, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to father Michael Levonchuck, who served in the military for 20 years and her mother, Dorothy Rose. Amber is interracial as her father is of Irish and Italian descent and her mother is of Cape Verden and Scottish descent. She has one brother named Antonio Hewlett, and the two grew up in South Philadelphia.

After the divorce of her parents, in order to help provide for her family, Amber began stripping at the young age of 15 under the stage name “Paris”.

Amber began modeling and doing videos shortly after becoming a stripper. She was spotted by rapper Kanye West in the music video to Ludacris’ “What Them Girls Like.” The two began a romantic relationship that lasted from 2008 to 2010. Rose began to gain notoriety within the industry after posing for a Louis Vuitton print advertisement featuring Kanye West‘s sneaker line. She signed with modeling agency Ford Models from 2009 to 2010.

In September 2009, Rose announced plans to launch her own eyewear line. She walked the runway at New York Fashion Week for “Celestino”, and also made cameos in music videos for major music artists such as Nicki Minaj‘s “Massive Attack”, Young Jeezy‘s “Vacation”, “,Wiz Khalifa‘s “No Sleep”, and  Fabolous‘ “You Be Killin’ Em”.

In 2010, Amber began to make more television appearances after appearing in Russell Simmons’ reality show about his two assistants, “Running Russell Simmons”. She also starred in a PSA by NOH8 Campaign, and was a guest judge on Season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. In November 2011 she became the spokesperson for Smirnoff and appeared in television ads and billboards for the company’s new flavors Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow.

Amber began dating rapper Wiz Khalifa in early 2011. The couple walked every red carpet together and could barely keep their hands off of each other. Amber did interviews admitting that Wiz was the love of her life, and revealing how mean Kanye was during their relationship. It was also during this time that Amber began to open up about how Kanye and Kim Kardashian were seeing each other during her relationship with Ye. Amber revealed finding naked pictures and sexts Kim would often send Kanye in his phone.

Rose released her debut single “Fame”, which featured her then boyfriend Wiz Khalifa, in January 10, 2012, followed by a second single, titled “Loaded”, released on February 6, 2012. She then appeared on the eleventh track of Wiz’s album O.N.I.F.C., titled “Rise Above“, along with rappers Tuki Carter and Pharrell Williams, who produced the song himself. In 2012, Rose opened a clothing line with her friend Priscilla Ono called Rose & Ono.

Amber and Wiz got engaged on March 1, 2012 and married on July 8, 2013. Their son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz was born on February 21, 2013. Amber, Wiz, and Baby Bash would divide their time between two homes in Los Angeles and Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. However, things took a toll for the worse when Amber filed for divorce from Wiz on September 22, 2014, citing irreconcilable differences and had plans to take full custody of son Sebastian. Amber did public interviews discussing how she caught Wiz cheating on her, and never denied still being in love with Wiz. Its said that the two are in a better place now and are working towards creating a peaceful co-parenting environment for their son, while also working to rekindle their romance.

Amber was formally managed by Leticia “Tish” Cyrus, mother of singer Miley Cyrus, but signed on to be managed by Nick Cannon last summer. Many rumors surround Amber and Nick’s relationship, however the two stars say their encounters are strictly professional, and Nick has been helping Amber transition into more acting roles. Rose has since guest-starred on an episode of Wild ‘N Out, and had a role as “MaryWanna” in the film School Dance, which was directed by Nick in 2014.

Amber is currently preparing for her first official slutwalk in Los Angeles this summer where she will spearhead a movement that highlights the issues behind slutshaming women around the world. Amber has also befriended fellow former stripper, and ex to rapper Tyga, Blac Chyna. Amber and Blac Chyna have comforted each other during their rough breakups, and have even begun making money together while doing club performances together across the nation.

Amber made media headlines earlier this year when she got into a nasty war of words with Kim K’s sister Khloe Kardashian. When asked about her friend’s ex, Tyga, and his newfound love for teenage Kylie Jenner, Amber held nothing back on Kylie and her older Kardashian sisters. The beef soon took to Twitter where Khloe fired shots at Amber, and Amber let Khloe have it. There has been no reconciliation since then, however Amber has invited all the Kardashians/Jenners to her slutwalk in L.A.

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Between her fashion career, acting career, modeling career, entertainment career, women empowerment work, and going through a divorce, Amber always lets it be known that being a mother comes first. Amber’s first love is for her son Sebastian, and she helps empower other moms to stay in touch with their sexy side no matter how many kids they have. Amber has successfully grown and matured right before our eyes, while always staying true to herself. Amber does not live her life based on double-standards, and her realness and authenticity has kept her relevant within Hollywood’s 15 minute of fame culture. Amber Rose is a bad bitch, and a true Ashy to Classy success story.