Long earlier than she was forged on Love & Hip-Hop, Erica Mena was very a lot outfitted with the fact tv world — all because of the Kardashian household.
Prior to turning into a Reality TV Queen herself, Mena labored below the Kardashian sisters as a gross sales clerk — Dash Doll — and made just a few cameos on the well-known household’s spinoff sequence, Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami.
Despite ultimately being fired by Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian attributable to her fixed angle, tardiness, and foul mouth, the LHH star not too long ago admitted that she’s nonetheless good buddies with the fact stars. But what about Kim Kardashian West?
Mena developed friendships with all three of the Kardashian sisters
Mena might have labored solely with Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian throughout her days as a Dash Doll, however they’re not the one ones within the household she struck up a friendship with.
The feisty actuality star additionally grew to become good buddies with Kardashian West whereas working below the well-known household.
Though the Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars ended up firing her from her place as a gross sales affiliate, Mena has remained good buddies with them and can all the time be grateful to the well-known household for giving her her first style of actuality TV.
The LHH star’s connection to the Kardashian sisters dates again to 2009 when she was employed to work at Miami’s now-shuttered Dash Boutique by the Poosh founder after assembly by way of mutual buddies.
Though Mena and Kardashian grew to become buddies virtually immediately, it wasn’t lengthy after she grew to become a Dash Doll that she began having varied run-ins together with her bosses over her apathetic angle.
While showing on Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, Mena established herself as one thing of a villainess by displaying problematic habits on this planet of retail.
There was even a complete episode devoted to Kourtney and Khloé threatening to fireplace her for frequently having an angle, displaying up late for work, speaking on the telephone whereas on the gross sales flooring, and cursing at clients.
With Mena’s habits being an ongoing problem, she ultimately loses her job. But regardless of being fired, the fact star harbors no onerous feels towards the Kardashian sisters.
She nonetheless retains in contact with the well-known sisters
In a 2014 interview with VladTV, Mena admitted that she’s nonetheless good buddies with the Kardashian sisters and credited them for instructing her the ropes of how issues work within the entrepreneurial trade.
“Working for them for the year that I worked with them was the best year of my life,” she mentioned. “I got to not only study how they take the simplest things from a bottle of water and put Kardashian on it and are able to sell, but how they’re still able to keep family [as] the reason that they do all that they do.”
Though they don’t speak fairly often, Mena and the Kardashians proceed to stay good buddies. The actuality star even admitted that she’s had a stable friendship with Kardashian West for years.
Not solely did the KKW founder personally invite Mena to the brand new DASH retailer opening in Miami in 2014, she not too long ago gave the LHH star a candy birthday shoutout, proving that they’re nonetheless buddies today.
In November 2018, Kardashian West voiced her love for Mena on her Instagram Stories whereas praising the fact star and husband, Safaree Samuels, for recreating her and Kanye West’s 2013 Met Gala seems to be.
In addition to expressing her love for Mena, Kardashian additionally shared that the previous Scared Famous contestant will without end be a member of the Kardashian Krew.
She added, “I love you. I hope you have the best day. Dash doll forever.”