LaLa Vazquez has the booty, the famous baller husband and the upcoming reality show.
If she's been trying to keep up with best friend Kim Kardashian, she's been doing a pretty good job of it, because the MTV host's name has been on everybody's lips lately. And with a look similar to Kim's and that All-Star hubby that was just traded to the Knicks, looks like Kim won't be the only one taking New York.
So is LaLa trying to be the next Kim? We break down five things you need to know about her here...
1: Her Cute Nickname Comes From Her Full Name, Alani: Both Vazquez and her hubby, Carmelo "Melo" Anthony, are native Brooklynites. After moving to Atlanta, she worked on a radio show in high school with rapper Ludacris, who gave her the nickname. Later attending Howard University in Washington, D.C., the future MTV star got her start as a DJ at the campus radio station using her LaLa handle. Of course, Kim and her sisters use an abbreviated form of their last name for their Dash stores.
2: She Wears the Pants in Her NBA Marriage: While Kim steals the spotlight when it comes to her New Jersey Nets beau Kris Humphries, LaLa has been doing the same with her hubby. She apparently weighs in on some major decisions—like his recent trade to the Knicks. LaLa was aching to get back to her native New York and had lots of pull when it came to Melo's decision to sign with the team. And even though the basketball pro told reporters this week it was his decision in the end, he did admit that he "consults" with his family on any major changes.
3: Just Like Kourtney & Kim Take New York, We'll be Keeping Up With LaLa on Her New Reality Show in the City: LaLa's Full Court Life began filming last month and follows the couple's big move from Denver to the Big Apple with their 3-year-old son, Kiyan. It will air on VH1 and is a follow-up series to LaLa's Full Court Wedding, a show that documented the duo's July 2010 nuptials at Cipriani in New York. The new series will premiere in August. Taking it a step further, the 31-year-old also owns a production company, called Krossover Entertainment, with Anthony which produced the critically acclaimed 2008 Mike Tyson documentary, Tyson.
4: Hair Done, Nails Done, Everything Kim: LaLa has a look that's hot right now, the Fauxdashian. She's been taking some style cues from Kim with the long wavy hair, the perfect nails and the short tight dresses. Turns out she's also had a little help from Kim's personal trainer Gunnar Peterson, paid for by Kim. "Kim has an incredible body, so I thought if he's the guy responsible for that then I need to get in there," Vasquez told Life & Style about her prewedding workouts. She did a routine similar Kim's with weight training, core work and cardio exercises. That would explain the similar curves.
5: Watch Out, Kourtney and Khloé, She's Got Two Sisters: Well, Kim's got four, but she's always hanging with those two. LaLa's close with her two younger sisters, Aviana and Solana. She's even got a younger brother, Christian, just like Kim's got Robert. Possibly they'll make an appearance on her new show? With or without their help, it looks like LaLa's keeping up with Kim just fine.