Vanessa Simmons

Vanessa Simmons

Star of 2 Hit MTV reality shows: Run’s House, & hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, the Founder of Def Jam Records

  • Vanessa Simmons         

    Angela and Vanessa Simmons are the stars of 2 Hit MTV reality shows: Run’s House, executive produced by P. Diddy and their uncle, hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, the Founder of Def Jam Records, going strong for 6 years in which America gets an insider’s look at the lives of the family of hip-hop, as well as their own MTV Reality Show Daddy’s Girls chronicling their jet-setting bicoastal lives as they navigate Hollywood and step out as role models for their millions of young fans.

    The daughters of legendary rap artist and pioneer Reverend Run of Run-DMC and the rising break-out stars of the family of hiphop, Angela and Vanessa have quickly established themselves as fashion powerhouses and entrepreneurs in their own right.

    Founders & Fashion Designers of the ultra-popular clothing, sneaker and handbag/accessory line PASTRY, Angela and Vanessa have catapulted their hip trendy line into mainstream, where it has become a hit with girls across the country. Available at Foot Locker’s across the U.S. and Europe and a wide array of stores, including Macy’s and Dillard’s in key markets. Designed to be “Sweet Chic Unique,” the Pastry collection is a hip, modern line which reflects the unique style and personalities of Angela and Vanessa as fashion designers. Pastry is part of the Run Athletics fashion brand from the Vida Group.

    With international appeal, the sisters have graced the pages of PEOPLE,ESSENCE, TEEN VOGUE, SEVENTEEN, VIBE, OK! Weekly, Star Magazine, US Weekly, InTouch Weekly, Life & Style. They’ve appeared on THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, EXTRA, GOOD DAY NY, and more. They turn heads on A-list red carpets such as the EMMY Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, New York Fashion Week, and more.

    Vanessa, age 26, is the trail-blazer for the next generation of her famous family who has made education a top priority. The young entrepreneur graduated from St. John's University in December 2007 with a degree in Communications. She has been a model for one of the world’s premier agencies, Ford Models. She is an aspiring actress, who had a recurring role on the popular soap opera “The Guiding Light” on CBS, and can be seen in the upcoming 2009 comedy “Speed-Dating.” She was selected by popular vote as one of Maxim's "Hot 100" in 2006. In March 2007, she was featured in a national Verizon campaign.

    At 21, Angela is the second eldest sibling in the family and has already accomplished a great deal both personally and professionally. She graduated from the High School of Fashion Industries and has continued to pursue fashion by attending the world-renowned Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She is executive editor of Word Up! Magazine’s subsidiary publication Angela's Rundowna monthly magazine targeting youth ages 14-18 and covering topics ranging from style to music, and fashion while offering fashion tips and in-depth celebrity interviews. She was featured in Bow Wow's video "Shortie Like Mine” and has already released her own single and first music video.

    In addition, Angela and Vanessa are committed to empowering and uplifting young people and have become ambassadors for the Children’s Miracle Network – visiting children in hospitals and providing them with hope and inspiration.

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