"Before Mel, I had a boyfriend, and he proposed to me on national television," LaLa recounts, describing the somewhat romantic moment from MTV's 2002 New Year's Eve show. "I said 'yes' because I remember not wanting to embarrass him. I loved him and he was my friend. Obviously, we broke off the engagement... I realized I was really young and didn't want to be engaged."
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The reality star, now wed to longtime beau, New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony, is reveling in her acting debut. The star landed her first role in the off-Broadway show, "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" based on the novel by the same name.
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"I thought theater was a great way for people to see my work as an actress and see what I can do." LaLa says.
The comedic play chronicles the lives of 5 women through a series of monologues. Each woman evolves through her own experiences, while at the same time documenting what they wore along the way.
LaLa's roles include a gang member, a lesbian, and a mother.
"You know, I tell so many different stories, but I think what I bring to the play is, I'm the youngest member of the cast, so I bring that edgy, cool element, and you know my stories are definitely different stories that I think our generation can relate to."
The play runs indefinitely, but LaLa is only in it through the month of October! Congrats to LaLa!