24-year-old Lala Baptiste is an American model, social media influencer, and beauty entrepreneur best known as a YouTube beauty vlogger. She’s amassed nearly half a million subscribers on YouTube and maintains a popular audience on other platforms, including Instagram, and Tik Tok.
Lala also gained exposure as an actress, starring in the music video “Naughty” for Christian Combs, also known as King Combs, and Thumpy Johnson during the early successes of her modelling career.
Follow us as we further explore the life of Lala, and look in on how she gained her wealth and fame, diving into the naked truth about the young lady, and her successful career in modelling, and social influencing.
Early Personal Life
Born on 16 May 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Lala celebrated her 24th birthday in early 2023, already boasting of astounding success in her young career. Unfortunately, not much information is available about Lala’s early life, as she hasn’t shared much about it with the media.
However, it’s known that Lala was born to Simone, though little is known about her, and she remains reluctant to speak of or share information about her father. Lala’s birth name is Neyla, but she shortened it to Lala because her younger sister couldn’t pronounce her full name.
Similarly, Lala hasn’t spoken publicly about her education career. As such, it’s impossible to determine where in Atlanta she attended school, or what her highest qualifications might be.
Lala started her early career as a model and achieved some success. Lala signed with The Wilhelmina Models agency, though due to her secrecy, it can’t be determined exactly when she landed her first contract.
Her first appearance was in the aforementioned music video “Naughty”; this early exposure proved to be a beneficial boost to her modelling career, as Lala continued enjoying further success.
Lala has worked with various brands throughout her early modelling career, some of which include popular names such as DERMA-E and Morphe Brushes. Lala is also an ambassador for Savage X Fenty and campaigned with Khloe Kardashian for Khloe’s Good American project.
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Lala campaigned with many other brands as she progressed in her career, including popular brands such as Forever 21, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Herve Leger.
Following her impressive modelling success, Lala took her beauty and attraction to social media, and her efforts weren’t left disappointed. The young model began her YouTube channel in 2017, and also embarked on conquering Instagram.
Lala has amassed more than a million followers on Instagram, and nearly half a million on YouTube, and continues to be popular with her loyal and growing audience. In 2020, Lala launched her own clothing brand Neyla Collection, and also earned endorsement deals with Fashion Nova, Pretty Little Thing, and Revolve.
What her career holds for the future is anyone’s guess.
Lala is of mixed ancestry which indicates the Baptiste family comes from Trinidad, Puerto Rico and Europe. Lala is close friends with several popular rappers, who include Rubi Rose, and DDG.
Lala’s favourite holiday destination is England.
Later Personal Life
While Lala has earned fame as a model and social media influencer, her messy love life has more than done its fair share of earning her exposure, as it’s been featured in numerous teen blogs as an interesting topic for discussion.
Some include sharing relationships with the same men her best friend, Rubi Rose, dated, including Ian Connor and Playboi Carti.
Lala dated the controversial stylist and former Creative Consultant for Kanye West, Ian Connor, though little proof still remains about their relationship. Lala has since cut ties with Connor, as allegations of sexual assault surfaced, and he was later incarcerated on gun violence charges.
In 2019, it was rumoured that Lala was dating Playboi Carti, with the strongest evidence suggesting that their collaboration on the song “Shawty In Love” was proof of more than just a professional relationship. However, the rumours remain unconfirmed.
In 2020, rumours surfaced regarding Lala and the rapper DDG, however Lala shut it down, stating that she wouldn’t date DDG, due to his previous engagement with her best friend Rubi Rose.
Following this, Lala got into a relationship with the rapper Lil TJay, which caused drama between her and Rubi, as Rose previously had a bad experience with the rapper. Regardless, Lala and Lil TJay continue dating, and the rapper allegedly bought Lala her new house.
There were also rumours suggesting that Lala had an affair with Orlando Scandrick, but this was never confirmed, nor denied.
Lala appears predominantly African, despite her Puerto Rican and European heritage, and stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (172cms), weighing approximately 121lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 34-26-40, and lovely brown eyes and brown hair.
Lala’s estimated net worth as of late 2023 is over $1 million, which she earns from all of her ventures. This includes selling merchandise, her own clothing brand, and earnings from campaigns and endorsements on social media.