Born on October 20, 1992 in New York City, Cyn Santana is of Dominican and Salvadorian background and identifies with African-American ethnicity. Cyn Santana is best known for appearing on the VH1 reality series, Love & Hip Hop: New York. Her birth name was Cynthia which she cut short. There is no information about her parents, but her brother’s suicide grabbed a lot of media attention some years ago. The brother was said to have killed himself right after his twenty fourth birthday and Cyn blamed herself. “I still feel guilt, that’s one of my biggest regrets,” she truly believes she could have done more to help him with his depression and mental problems.

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 There is a very little information about her childhood and not at all about her schooling and studies. Her interest in acting was ignited at a young age when she started taking acting classes which during her graduation in college. She continued her training while studying in college but unlike many other stars, Cyn didn’t rise to fame with a television show or a movie. Instead, the turning point in her career was when she started doing impressions of many popular stars like Kat Stacks, Nicki Minaj, Ray J., Amazingly, etc. on YouTube. The videos of her impressions got more and more popular day by day and were shared countless times. It was these videos which helped her garner the attention she craved; many believe her videos received so many likes because of her personalized touch. She didn’t just mimic the popular celebrities, but also added a bit of her own nature to the videos. Many believe that it was this personalized touch which was the reason her videos became popular all over the world. Along with doing the impressions of popular personalities, Cyn is also known to make comedic videos which have also become very popular.

YouTube videos were the reason that Cyn ended up getting a big opportunity; she was signed on the popular VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop in which started in 2010. Cyn joined the show in its fourth season in the year 2013. Love & Hip Hop is basically about the lives of the women who are living in New York and are related to Hip Hop. It was this show which helped Cyn gain national popularity. Cyn started working on the show as Erica Mena’s girlfriend, who is a model and had boyfriends related to hip hop music like DJ Envy and Rauel Conde. Although Cyn confessed in an interview that it was difficult for her to work on the show as she is not a lesbian, but that her emotions for Erica were nonetheless real.

Erica and Cyn broke-up just after one season of the show. Erica went on to get engaged to rapper BOW WOW and Cyn too found love with someone else. Cyn is now involved with rapper Joe Budden. She has started her own clothing line, called NU, and is also doing charity work.  Cyn Santana’s net worth is estimated at around three hundred thousand dollars.

20 Oct, 2018


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