Who is Hennessy Carolina?
Carolina is an American Instagram model and reality TV star, who notably appeared in the show “Love and Hip Hop: New York” (2016-2018), but she’s possibly best known to the world as the sister of rapper Cardi B.
Hennessy Carolina Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Hennessy Carolina Almanzar was born on 22 December 1995, in The Bronx, New York City, USA. Of Dominican, Trinidadian and Spanish descent, she is the younger daughter of Carlos Almanzar and his wife, Clara. Her parents divorced when she was ten years old.
While Hennessy’s mother was giving birth, her father came to the hospital with a bottle of the popular alcoholic drink of the same name, and expressed his desire for his daughter to bear the name Hennessy.
She went to Renaissance High School for music, theater, and technology, and after matriculating, she enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in the University of New York.
Hennessy began uploading pictures and videos onto her official Instagram page in 2015, and together with her sister’s rise in popularity, she was also making huge steps forward. She used her knowledge of fashion and modeling to acquire a couple of prominent contracts, including with FashionNova and GypsySport among others.
In 2016, she joined the cast of the reality TV show “Love and Hip Hop: New York” and over the next two years, appeared in 12 episodes of the appraised show, which only helped establish herself as a new star.
To speak further of her accomplishments, Hennessy appeared in the show “The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars” in 2018, and in 2019 featured in the show “Hip Hop Squares”.
She has continued to increase her popularity online, and now has more than 7.5 million views on her official Instagram account, with a number of projects coming on.
As of late 2022, Hennessy Carolina’s wealth is estimated at $4 million, earned through her successful career as a model, social media star, and a reality TV personality.
Personal Life, Dating, Lesbian, Girlfriend
The popular model and Cardi B’s little sister is openly lesbian, and since 2017, has been in a relationship with a woman named Michelle Diaz. The two met in 2017 as Carolina noticed her on Instagram, started a conversation, which resulted in a romance that lasts until the present day.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Hennessy Carolina has black hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 2ins (1.57m), weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 33-25-36, and bra size 33B.
Hennessy Carolina’s Sister, Cardi B – Short Bio
Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar was born on 11 October 1992, in Washington Heights, New York City USA. She grew up in the Highbridge neighborhood of the South Bronx, but spent more time at her grandmother’s in Washington Heights rather than with her parents, who were close to divorce.
She went to Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology, and later attended Borough of Manhattan Community College but dropped out before graduating.
THEY DONT WANNA SEE NO GANGSTA BITCHES WIN 🏅 pic.twitter.com/6lm28Lmdi0
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) November 21, 2022
Her mother threw her out of the house when she learned that Cardi B worked as a stripper in a local club, as Cardi had told her mother that she worked as a babysitter. Cardi later stated that working as a stripper helped her a lot, providing her with a home and the education she needed, as she didn’t want to live in an abusive household.
She started her career on Vine, and later became an Instagram star. In 2015 she joined the cast of the reality TV show “Love & Hip Hop: New York”. Cardi B was slowly building her career, and on 7 March 2016 released her debut mixtape “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1”, which landed on No. 20 on the US Rap chart, while it reached No. 30 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Her second mixtape, “Underestimated: The Album” came out on 15 September the same year, and was a collaboration with the KSR group.
However, she made her first big breakthrough with the “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol 2.” mixtape, which was released on 20 January 2017 to critical acclaim. She won the BET Hip Hop Award in the category for Best Mixtape, and the mixtape spawned such hits as “Lick” a duet with Offset, then “Hectic” which featured DJ Hardwerk, and “Never Give Up” with Josh X, among other songs.
The following month, she signed a recording deal with Atlantic Records, which then led to a tour with the hip-hop group The Lox as their opening act, next to Remy Ma and Lil’ Kim.
Her debut single for Atlantic Records, “Bodak Yellow”, came out on 16 June 2017 which became a huge hit, as it achieved 11 times platinum status in the USA and topped the US Hot 100, R&B/Hip-Hop, and Rap charts; the song won her Single of the Year Award at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Cardi B continued to work with other musicians, including Migos, The Weekend, Ozuna, and others, before she released her full-length debut album “Invasion of Privacy” on 6 April 2018. The album topped the US Billboard 200 chart, then US R&B/Hip-Hop, and US Rap charts as well, and went on to achieve triple platinum status in the US and double platinum in Canada.
In addition to “Bodak Yellow”, the album spawned other hits such as “I Like It” – another hit that achieved 11 times platinum status in the US – and “Ring”, among others.
Since then, Cardi B has gone on to attain international fame with such hit songs as “Money” a duet with Bruno Mars, then “Yes” with Fat Joe and Anuel AA, and “WAP”, a collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, which topped numerous charts, while recently, she released songs with Summer Walker and SZA “No Love”, and “Hot Shit” with Kanye West and Lil Durk.
Cardi B got her name from the rum brand Bacardi, given by her sister since she is Hennessy, and later Cardi shortened it to Cardi B.
Cardi B’s net worth is estimated at $8 million as of late 2022.
She has been married to rapper Offset since September 2017; the couple has two children, a daughter born in 2018, and a son born in September 2021.