Who is Aaleeyah Petty?
Aaleeyah Petty was born on the 3rd July 1994, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and is an entrepreneur and social media personality, probably best known for her profile on Instagram where she has 1.5 million followers, and which she uses to present her modeling works as well as her fitness guidelines. Her Twitter account as well as her amazing appearances add to her popularity.
Early Life and Education
Aaleeyah has kept her childhood very private, so there is almost no information about it available to the public, however, it is known that her school was very important to her from an early age. She was known to be an eager beaver who passed on all the partying and going out even though it was a popular thing to do in primary and high school. While all her friends were just hanging out, she had the goal to improve through study, so she managed to get straight.
Another thing she was known for at the time is that she was truly passionate about sports and fitness from an early age, including running track at which she was noticeably good. However, when she started attending high school, she set her priorities straight, and decided that it was more important to achieve her goals in study rather than in sports, so she quit running. After matriculating from in 2013, she enrolled in college and completed two years of it, but didn’t receive an Associate’s degree. In order to support her studies at the time, she started working as a babysitter, watching over two little boys. She claimed that it was a pretty hard time for her as she needed to both study and work and that she would often find herself falling asleep while watching them or when she was listening to lectures. As per sources, she wants to go back to college once she achieves her goals in modeling and fitness, to pursue a degree in business marketing.
Beside her school and sports, Aaleeyah always had a knack for dressing up and posing, and she enjoyed being in the spotlight. While still in high school, Petty’s best friend started taking pictures of her outfits and posting them on her Instagram account. Aaleeyah once said that she followed her friend only to keep track of what she was wearing every day, so that she tries not to repeat the same outfits each week. Being fabulous as she was, her friend got a lot of likes and positive comments on her posts about Petty, which helped her gain confidence and try entering the entertainment industry herself.
Therefore, she created an account on the then popular social media platform Vine, which was used for posting very short video clips. She immediately became popular, and was asked to make videos with already prominent ‘Viners’ such as Wuz Good, King Bach, King Keraun and Melvin Gregg. As she was unique, young, beautiful and exceptional, she soon became recognized shortly. Following her success on Vine, she started getting a lot of opportunities and offers from several highly appreciated, outstanding and prosperous companies who wanted to give her free clothes for her to present their items on her profiles.
Therefore, she started using Instagram to promote brands as well as posting her pictures from several modeling assignments. Her business was rapidly growing with her success and fame, and thus she started charging for these services, and it’s believed that Petty paid her college tuition fees with the money she earned from these companies. After reaching 100,000 followers on Instagram, she turned this business into her full-time job, and moved to Los Angeles, California. In 2015, somebody hacked Aaleeyah’s Instagram account, but she immediately opened a new one and gained almost 1.5 million followers in the next couple of months. In addition, she also activated her Twitter account on which she has over 25,000 fans.
Personal Life, Boyfriends, Pregnancy
Sources stated that Petty was dating Qunicy Cortez Miller, a very successful and famous basketball player, from 2014 to 2015. Following their break-up, she met the rapper ‘Future’ with whom she fell in love and dated for a year. In 2016, it was reported that she was involved with producer and rapper ‘Rich The Kid’. Finally, the last speculation about her romantic life is that she is in a relationship with Cameron Payne, but this was never confirmed by either of them, although they were seen together on numerous occasions. Aaleeyah revealed that she is pregnant with her first child on the 17th December 2018, but hasn’t confirmed who the father is.
Been a mom for 2 weeks 🖤 pic.twitter.com/xE6Ke7OWmR
— Aaleeyah Petty (@aaleeyahap) March 18, 2019
According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Petty’s net worth is as high as $400,000 dollars, accumulated through her more than successful modeling and advertising career over little more than five years.