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La La
Born Alani Vazquez
1979 (age 30–31)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Television personality
Years active 1999–present
Domestic partner(s) Carmelo Anthony (engaged)

Alani "La La" Vazquez (born c. 1979) is an American disc jockey, television personality and MTV VJ of Puerto Rican American descent.


Early years

Vazquez's parents are both Nuyorican, Puerto Ricans born and raised in New York City. They were married (they are currently divorced) and lived in the borough of Brooklyn where Vazquez was born. Vazquez also has a younger brother and two younger sisters. As a young child, she was involved in many activities, but music was her main interest.[1]


In Atlanta, Vazquez obtained a job as a programming assistant at WHTA radio station. While a student at Redan High School (c/o '97), she received her first big break with her debut in a radio show alongside Ludacris (then know as Chris Lova Lova), called Future Flavas. After working for some time at the station, she decided to attend college and relocated to Washington, D.C., where she attended Howard University and studied Communications. While attending college, she worked as a disc jockey for that institution's radio station.[1]

In 1999, she moved to Los Angeles, California, and went to work at KKBT radio. There she was noticed by MTV and was invited to audition, although was not called back until a year after the audition. She was the co-host of MTV's Direct Effect and Total Request Live. She has also hosted the reunion specials for all seasons of VH1's Flavor of Love, both seasons of I Love New York, the first season of Real Chance of Love, the first season of Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School and " For the Love of Ray J". In addition, she often introduced stories on MTV's High School Stories.[2]

Vazquez made her film debut in 2001 as "LaLa the DJ" in Two Can Play That Game starring Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut. In 2002 she participated in the film Urban Massacre as "Pam Jackson". Vazquez also participated in the 2003 film Monster Island and in 2004 she had a supporting role as herself in You Got Served.[3]

Vazquez appeared as a Dean on VH1's Charm School with Ricki Lake.[4]

Personal life

Vazquez became engaged to Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony on Christmas Day 2004.[5][6] They have a son, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, born in 2007.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Two Can Play That Game Bobby the DJ
2002 Urban Massacre Pam Jackson
Total Request Live Herself TV series
2002–2006 Direct Effect Host TV series
2003 50 Cent: The New Breed Herself Documentary
Sex and the City MTV Interviewer TV series; episode: "The Post-it Always Sticks Twice"
2004 You Got Served Herself
Monster Island Herself TV movie
One on One Kendra TV series; episode: "Phatheadz"
Soul Plane Herself
Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno Host TV series; episode: "Reunion Show"
2006 Da Jammies Angelique Voice
Flavor of Love Host TV series; episode: "Reunion"
Chappelle's Show Herself TV series; episode: #3.2
Flavor of Love 2 Host TV series; episode: "Reunion: After the Lovin"
2007 Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School Host TV series; episode: "Reunion Show"
2008 I Love New York 2 Host TV series; episode: "Reunion Show"
2009 For the Love of Ray J Host TV series; episode: "Reunion Show"
Charm School with Ricki Lake Judge/Dean

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