Erica Mena‘s birthday is today and she turns the ripe old age of 26. Of course you know her from Love & Hip Hop and her blowout fights with Kimbella, Rich Dollaz, and Tiffany, but in honor of her birthday, we dug deeper into the Mena archives to bring you some moments from her past that you may not have seen. Like, for instance, her role on Kourtney & Kim Take Miami where she palled around with Kardashians, and her many music videos, ranging from 50 Cent‘s “Candy Shop” to Fabolous‘ “Breathe” (her Love & Hip Hop associations began even before she appeared on the show — seriously, as you scroll through the clips, take note of how many VH1 connections she already had!).
Here are twelve videos featuring Erica Mena before she was “Erica Mena.” Happy birthday, girl!
Erica actually worked with Olivia before Love & Hip Hop; they were both in 50 Cent‘s video for “Candy Shop.”