• Myha Thi Luong, professionally known as Lovely Mimi, is a Vietnamese artist and business owner best known for her role on VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.
• She has a net worth of over $2 million, with income coming from her television appearances and various business and social media opportunities.
• As a child, she endured poverty, bullying, and eventually ran away from home and dropped out of high school.
• She became successful through her Instagram account, where she posted make-up and nail tutorials.
• She is married with two children, and is active on social media with over 2.8 million followers on Instagram.
Who is Lovely Mimi?
Myha Thi Luong was born on 20 August 1990, in Vietnam, and is an artist as well as a business owner known professionally as Lovely Mimi, and best known for being one of the cast members of the VH1 show entitled “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”. She is also the owner of the nail salon called Luong’s Lovely Nails.
The Riches of Lovely Mimi
Net worth is over $2 million. She’s earned considerable income from her television appearances, but a lot of it comes from business as well as her social media-related opportunities.
Life was difficult for Lovely when she was growing up, as she spent most of her childhood in the Philippines due to their family becoming refugees in a camp there. Eventually, her family were accepted into the US, and in hopes of a better life settled in Silver Spring, Maryland in 1993. Her parents were very traditional, and they also lived in poverty.
She was often made fun of as a child due to her appearance, and as a teen things got worse as she became rebellious. She started drinking and often got into trouble, leading her to eventually run away from home. She spent time in group houses and juvenile detention centers, and during high school, her disinterest in formal education continued to grow, and she eventually dropped out. With few work opportunities, she eventually settled at work in a nail salon, with it being the best option available.
Rise to Fame Online
Mimi eventually gathered enough money to start her own nail salon in Capitol Heights, Maryland, named Luong’s Lovely Nails. To help her get more customers and increase publicity, she joined the website Instagram to market her business. Launched in 2010, the photo and video-sharing social networking service is one of the most popular online; it allows users to upload their own content to be viewed publicly or by pre-approved followers. Users can edit their photos through features such as filters, and can organize them through tags as well as location information.
The owners of Instagram are Facebook, and they now boast over a billion registered users, with over 500 million actively using the website on a daily basis. Her Instagram account was called mimilovelynails, and it achieved a moderate amount of success, enticing a few to come to her shop. She then created a second account called itslovelymimi, on which she shared make-up and nail tutorials with the public. She eventually created a video that went viral, with celebrities such as Snopp Dogg noticing and sharing with their followers. Her followership increased in a short span of time – a lot of people enjoyed her being a stereotypical ratchet Asian girl, as some blogs would label her.
Television Work and Recent Endeavors
While her labels could be insulting to many, Mimi embraced all the attention she was getting, and continued to cater to those interested in her online personality. She eventually caught the attention of producers of the reality TV show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” who invited her to become a part of the cast to take advantage of that side of her character. She then decided to move to Atlanta, and purchased a shop in College Park called UltraViolet Nail Lounge. The show came with an almost all-African-American workforce.
During the sixth season, she was eventually introduced into “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”, the second installment of the “Love & Hip Hop” franchise. It is a reality program which airs on VH1, following the lives of several people who are involved in hip hop music. This iteration of the franchise is known for featuring several figures associated with Southern hip hop. The show has been airing for at least eight seasons, with no signs of stopping any time soon. She has been with the show for the last three years, and it has helped elevate her fame, with many fans noting that her sense of humor is one of the reasons many like her.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Mimi married Remy Skinner in 2010, after many years of being together. He is also known as Remy the Boss and made frequent cameo appearances in her Instagram videos. The couple have two children together – and a family dog – and even started their own Instagram account. However, it was reported in mid-2019 that the couple filed for divorce, most likely prompted by his arrest, accused of running a drug-trafficking ring.
Another reason could be due to her television career. The show essentially led her to live a double life, one in which she showed a dramatic persona of hers that would paint her family in a bad light, and another in which she had the role of a mother as well as a successful business owner. She eventually gave in to television because it helps her increase her business opportunities, while also giving her an opportunity to become a celebrity herself. Similar to numerous reality television personalities, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She has an account on Instagram on which she has over 2.8 million followers, and a Facebook page on which she has over 133,000 fans. Another account she has is on Twitter, and she has over 716,000 subscribers there.