Love & Hip Hop: New York is the original installment of the Love & Hip Hop reality television franchise on VH1. The series premiered on March 6, 2011, and chronicles the lives of several people in New York City, involved with hip hop music. The series has a large ensemble cast. Over ten seasons, 33 people have appeared in the opening credits as leading cast members. The show features a sprawling supporting cast, with 54 people credited as "additional cast" or "featured" in the show's end credits. These secondary cast members appear in green screen confessional segments and have the same amount of screen time and storyline focus as the show's main cast members. Over the years, several supporting cast members have been upgraded to lead. Love & Hip Hop: New York has endured the most cast changes in the franchise, with only Rich Dollaz appearing in all ten seasons.
About Erica Jean
American model who, in August 2015, made headlines by becoming the first plus-size model ever to appear on the cover of Women's Running magazine. She has been profiled by publications like ESPNW and has become known as a global ambassador for body acceptance.
She grew up in Southern California and joined the Wilhelmina modeling agency at age 14.
She received a Teen Choice Award for courage in 2015.
Her real name is Erica Schenk. She has been married.
She and Kate Dillon Levin both broke down barriers for plus-size models.