Keyshia Dior the first Millionaire Video Vixen?
- Real Name: Keyshia Watson
- Birthday: January 10, 1985 real age 32
- Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
- Lives: Boca Raton, FL
- Previous Occupation: Hair Stylist, Film Actress
- Net Worth: $1.4 Million
- Ex Boyfriends: Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane
- Fiance: Gucci Mane
Hip Hop fans and Twitter groupies are familiar with video vixen Keyshia Dior. She’s been in a variety of music videos with Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Drake, Yo Gotti, Lil Wayne and more and more. Known for her big booty, bright lipstick and up do Keyshia is taking her image and turning it into a multi million dollar brand with dozens of companies, producers, writers, and photographers ringing her phone to endorse their products.
She’s got her own line of cosmetics called Kaoir, an upcoming clothing line and has even been scouted out by Mona Scott and VH1 to star in her own reality series. Although a majority of video girls today will get lucky to get paid $500 a shoot, this girl commands nearly $4,000 salary.
Keyshia even gets paid $5,500 per night for club appearances. Her net worth on her own is estimated to be $500,000. So how does a girl go from a video model to a media mogul?
She was born Keyshia Watson in Kingston Jamaica. She and her family moved to Florida when she was 17 years old. Keyshia began doing hair and opened up a small salon in Boca Raton Florida. Her dream was always to become an entertainer. Watson began taking acting classes in 2009 and coincidentally landed her first video role as a main girl. Keyshia got her start in the Timbaland & Drake video “Say Something”. According to her the director wanted a “character” and not just a pretty girl shaking her butt for the camera. Keyshia had been taking acting classes prior and was the right fit for the video.
Dior entered the video world when models were mostly Hispanic, Asian, and anything except black. With her eccentric style, the signature Mohawk with the parts on the side and the bold lipstick made her completely stand out in her auditions. She got inspired to start her lipstick line which she originally called “Secret Kisses” when she was photographed wearing a bold blue lip color. Keyshia got a strong response from people who wanted to know where she got it from. Shortly after the trend took off and other celebrities like Keyshia Cole, Amber Rose, Monica, Brandy, and many others started rocking the look. So instead of endorsing the line she was rocking “Violetta” by MAC Cosmetics, she decided to get paid and star her own.
The cosmetics line of lipsticks she later changed the name to Ka’oir. In the process she worked with 10 different manufacturers. She designed the label, tubes, packaging and hired a great publicist team. Her publicist has been in Paris, Milan, South Africa and London trying to get major designers to use her line during their runway shows. Keyshia took a big risk and invested her own money in the brand. It was worth it. With her 700k twitter followers and almost 1.5 million likes on Facebook after constant social media promotion for her cosmetics it took off in no time.
With such success Keyshia is continuing to expand and build her brand. She is in talks to start her own clothing line and create more cosmetic products including eye shadows, foundations and massaccara. Dior changed her modeling name to Keyshia Ka’oir to further endorse her growing business.
Cosmetics was only the beginning for her. Ka’oir is in talks with producers from Bravo, BET and even Mona Scott of Love & Hip Hop to produce her own series following her brand and other video vixens she met in the industry. It was confirmed during the 2017 BET Awards that Kaoir and fiance Gucci Mane have filmed a reality series documenting the planning of their wedding. 2017 is looking to be a bright bold year like her electric blue lips. GO MAMA!