Erica Mena is an American Actress, Author, Recording Artist and Model. Ms Mena was raised in Bronx, New York and is of Puerto Rican & Dominican decent, Growing up Erica was always in a performing arts class or activities. Erica's boost of motivation began shortly after she was discovered during MTV's "Jennifer Lopez Look-Alike" contest, which she won . It wasn't long after that, Erica started creating her own name, gaining some serious recognition within the industry. Erica Mena has graced the pages of MAXIM , KING Magazine, The Source, and XXL Magazine to name a few. She was the inspiration for SHOW Magazine's concept and first ever cover girl. That led to many more glossy photos and her popping up on newsstands everywhere. Ms. Mena has also been featured in print campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, as well as being a spokesmodel for various companies domestically and internationally. Currently M. Mena is apart of VH1's #1 Television show, "Love & Hip Hop new York", which is recording its 5th Season.